The world is divided — geographically, demographically, socially, culturally and linguistically. But there are some things that unite us all. We, as humans, experience a wide array of emotions — joy, despair, hatred, love, inspiration, hope, etc.
The following photographs portray the desires of humans, the longing to belong and the everlasting human spirit. This is what we need to see today to be grateful for our lives and be compassionate towards the lives of others.
Take a look:
A Buddhist monk shares his meal with a tiger.
A 10-year-old girl smiles after getting divorced from an older husband.
Seventeen-year-old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a rose to a soldier during the anti-war protest at Pentagon in 1967.
Three-weeks-old albino baby sleeps peacefully next to his cousin.
A man plays bamboo flute for a differently-able boy in Bali.
A surgeon relaxes after a complicated 23 hours long cardiac surgery. His assistant sleeps in the corner.
(The patient outlived the surgeon, who died in 2009.)
Doctors bow down in gratitude to an 11-year-old-boy who died of brain tumor and requested that his organs be donated in China.
A woman weeps on the grave of her husband, a day before their anniversary.
A journalist runs across a bridge carrying a child during the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
A woman breaks down after receiving her husband’s mortal remains after he went missing during the Korean War 60 years ago.
A Rwandan man shows off his scars that he received at a death camp.
A lady cries after being saved from committing suicide in China.
A man protests at Tienanmen Square in Beijing, 1989.
A violinist cries during a service for the victims of 9/11 in Vancouver.
A child of Erbore tribe in Ethiopia.
Students at a ballet school in Rwanda. The first photograph after the genocide in the country.
One lakh monks praying for world peace.
An Irish teen screams at a British soldier in Northern Ireland.
A boy is passed through the barbed wire to his grandparents in Kosovo.
A soldier feeds a two-weeks-old kitten during the Korean War.
A young girl holds the hand of an American soldier in Afghanistan.
Astronaut Anna Lee Fisher on the cover of Life Magazine in 1985. She became the first mother in space.
Teenage girls in Tehran, Iran.
Children playing at the Arctic Circle village in Tazov Peninsula, Russia.
Once you have seen them, you can’t forget them!