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30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes a picture will take your breath away and leave you with no words to say.  These 30 powerful images touched my heart and really put my life in perspective. Sometimes you need a picture or a situation to really get you thinking, and that’s exactly what these pictures will do.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

1. Somayeh Mehri (29) and her daughter Rana Afghanipour (3) give each other a kiss. After being disfigured in an acid attack, they say others don’t like to kiss them.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

2. Heart Surgeon after a 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

3.  A boy rescues his sister from underneath the rubble of their home in Syria.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

4. Diego Frazão Torquato, a 12-year-old Brazilian, playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

5. Happy couple in Thailand.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

6.  Little Guarani girl holds on tight to a dead rat.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

7. Egyptian woman kisses a policeman that refused to fire on protestors.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

8.  This girl survived 11 days in the Siberian forest.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

9. Yezidi girl carries an assault rifle to protect her family against ISIS.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

10.  Two women who were finally able to marry after 72 years together.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

11. Unknown soldier on duty in South Vietnam, 1965.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

12. A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

13.  Boy from Sao Paulo.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

14. Black baby holding an albino baby.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

15.  Blind albino students tand in a dorm at the Vivekananda Mission School in India.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

16. Rwandan boy left scarred after being liberated from a death camp.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

17.  Shaolin Monks training.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

18. A Chinese Paramilitary Police recruit breaks into tears before shipping off for service.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

19. Girl and Baobabs in Madagascar.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

20.  A 106-year-old Armenian woman guards her home.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

21. Omayra trapped under the fallen debris of her house. She died just hours after this photo was taken.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

22.  Chief of a village in Brazil.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

23. An iconic image of The Great Depression.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

24. A malnourished mother and child at an emergency feeding center in Tahoua, Niger.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

25. Siberian family meal.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

26.  A Muslim woman wearing a hijab.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

27.  A woman with Ambras Syndrome.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

28.  Geisha in Subway.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

29. A miner takes a break inside an unregulated coalmine in Sabinas, Mexico.

30 Powerful Photos Of The Human Race

30. A coal miner smokes a cigarette after finishing his shift on the outskirts of Changzhi.

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These are some definitely some powerful images. It is so hard to see people who are malnourished and suffering. But hopefully these pictures will put your life in perspective, and possibly cause you to volunteer time, money, or supplies to many humans in need.

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

Which one was the most powerful to you? Let us know in the comments below.

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