Some of Most Powerful Moments from Human History which will Touch Your Soul

Compassion is what makes us human. It's what keeps us sane through the twists and turns of life, and the craziness of the world. The best of human compassion is that which is displayed in the face of extreme violence and adversity.

So here we are with awe-inspiring pictures that capture significant moments in history – many of which you may have never seen before.

1. A Russian police officer carries a released baby from the school seized by heavily armed masked men and women in the town of Beslan. [2004]

2. Los Angeles, 1926 – Alerted by the smell of a broken bottle of liquor, Federal Agents inspect a “lumber truck”.


3. American soldiers take Dutch children to a dance. [World War II, c. 1944 - 1945]


4. Pvt. Dick L. Powell shares his meal with a puppy. [Korean War, c, 1951]

5. Bombs dropped on Kobe, Japan, 1945.

6. An American soldier holds a child after she was separated from her family during the Iraq War in 2003.

7. Protestors in Oakland, California, help a woman in a wheelchair get away from teargas.

8. During the 1992 riots in Los Angles, a young child poses with National Guard troops.


9. Douglas MacArthur signs formal surrender of Japan, 1945.


10. Ruby Bridges, the first african-american to attend a white elementary school in the South (November 14th, 1960).

11. Residents get together to clean up after the London riots in 2011.


12. An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newly formed 'Berlin Wall'. [Cold War, 1961]

13. A soviet soldier is given water by a Ukrainian woman after being captured. [1941]

14. A Bosnian soldier cares for a baby he saved during the evacuation of Goražde. [1995]

15. Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in front of the Sphinx by the pyramids in Giza, 1961.


16. 9 Kings in Windsor Castle, May 20th, 1910.

17. Protestors offer tea to riot police in London in 2011.


18. Hitler looking at the Gustav Railway gun, 1942.


19. A German soldier applies a dressing to a wounded Russian civilian. [World War II, c. 1941]

20. An Afghan soldier carries a crying child away from the scene of a recent explosion. [Afghanistan War, c. 2001 - 2014]

21. Brazilian protestors bring an officer a cake for his birthday.

22. A priest acts as a human shield between protestor and police during protests in Ukraine in 2013.

23. A student protestor in Bogotá, Colombia tries to kiss a riot police officer.


24. A German soldier shares his rations with a Russian mother and her child. [World War II, c. 1941]

25. An infantryman is comforted by his comrade. [Korean War, c. 1950 - 1953]

26. Journalist Raymond Walker rushes across a bridge into France with a child that he saved from the Spanish Civil War. [1936]

27. Soviet soldiers take a break to watch an acrobatic show on the march towards Berlin 1945.


28. Three archers, Japan, ca.1860-1900.


29. Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla, 1894.


30. Joseph and magda Goebbels on their wedding day. Best man- Adolf Hitler, 1931.

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