They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have shared them with the world, we’ll let these images do the talking….
An unknown monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China. Source: Asianewsphoto / Reuters
This is ‘Leao’ at the time this photo was taken, she had sat for the 2nd consecutive day at the grave of her owner who perished in the landslides in Brazil January 15 2011. Source: Vanderlei Almeida / Getty Images
In the background a North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps. Just 436 South Koreans were allowed to spend 3 days in North Korea to meet their 97 North Korean relatives. The two countries have kept them separate since the 1950-53 war. Source: Kim Ho-Young / Reuters
A wounded soldier sinks to his knees, a the result of sniper fire in Venezuela. Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives him his last rites. Source
Nazi military commander Heinrich Himmler inspects the concentration camps only to be confronted by Prisoner of War Horace Greasley. Greasley would regularly escape from the camp and then sneak back in. Allegedly managed this over 200 times. His reason? He was meeting a local German girl in secret, with whom he’d fallen deeply in love with. Source
An exhausted firefighter catches his breath, sharing his water bottle with a dehydrated koala in Victoria, Australia. Source: Mark Pardew / Reuters
During tenth anniversary of the 9/11, Robert Peraza takes a solitary moment to remember the loss of his son at the World Trade Center memorial. Source: Justin Lane-Pool / Getty Images