We selected some striking photos taken in many different corners of the world. Though their subject matter is extremely varied, each of them has the power to move you to tears.
A Fighting Unit
A she-wolf hides under a male. She doesn’t seem frightened by his opponent, but that’s only because she trusts her partner and believes in his strength. Male wolves never attack a female, and she knows it. Why does she hide then? By doing this, the resourceful female protects her partner’s throat against an attack.
A Bewildered Kangaroo
Sometimes a Hug Is All You Need
A newborn gorilla from a German municipal zoo is held by its mother.
The Miracle of a New Life
Who Else but Me
A Caring Grandmother…
…And a Caring Child
Love Your Enemies
Life Goes On
Four-year-old refugee Aisha Daoud takes part in a daily religion class in Rawalpindi mosque, Pakistan.
These foot-worn marble stairs lead to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The First Meeting after Years of Separation
On October 31, 2010, 436 South Koreans were granted permission to spend three days in North Korea in order to meet their relatives who they hadn’t seen since the end of the Korean War (1950-1953).
A six-month-old lion cub set free in South Africa.
Even Superheroes Need a Rest
Though Their Hair Is Gray, Their Souls Are Young