Watch These Photographs Only If You Are Strong Enough To Hold Your Tears Back

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Watch These Photographs Only If You Are Strong Enough To Hold Your Tears Back
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"In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."

-Alfred Stieglitz

Photographs have the power to say a million words, without even speaking out loud. Probably, the latest saying will be "photographs" speak louder than words. Surely, after reading this piece and scrolling through the photographs compiled, you will be left searching for words, for you may be deeply hurt and startled after being acquainted with the disturbing reality and the plight of the organisms on this earth, even in the 21st Century.

From war remains to the aftermath of natural calamities to the dire and long-time lurking poverty, there are snaps which demand you to take action RIGHT NOW to be the harbinger of change in the life of at least one creature on this earth. From the past to the present, these snaps talk of our suffering, of our failures and encourage us to spread more love in this lovelorn (full of hatred, though) world.

P.S. In our efforts, we try our best to credit each and every photographer, but sometimes it's impossible to track some of them. Please help us in the comments section below if you know the missing authors.

#1.  A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya, in 1994.

#1.  A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya, in 1994.

When love for music gets any channel to flow, why not practice it.

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#2. Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long successful heart transplant while his assistant is sleeping in the corner.

#2. Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long successful heart transplant while his assistant is sleeping in the corner.

The toil is evident from his face. 

Image credits: James Stanfield

#3.  Starving boy and a missionary.

#3.  Starving boy and a missionary.

When care and help can work wonders, we should not refrain.

Image credits: Mike Wells

#4. Father and son (1949 vs 2009)

#4. Father and son (1949 vs 2009)

'Cause this bond is unbreakable.

Image credits: Vojage-Vojage

#5. Diego Frazão Torquato, 12-year-old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher's funeral. 

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

His teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music.

Image credits: kindnessblog.com

#6. This young man just found out his brother was killed.

#6. This young man just found out his brother was killed.

...when one has to face the harsh realities of life.

Image credits: Nhat V. Meyer

#7. Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt.

#7. Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt.

'Cause humanity is above all.

Image credits: Nevine Zaki

#8. A firefighter makes a koala drink water during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, in 2009.

#8. A firefighter makes a koala drink water during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, in 2009.

'Cause kindness costs nothing.

Image credits: abc.net.au

#9. Indian homeless men wait to receive free food distributed outside a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India.

#9. Indian homeless men wait to receive free food distributed outside a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India.

When poverty is still a stark truth.

Image credits: Tsering Topgyal / AP

#10. Zanjeer the dog saved thousands of lives during Mumbai serial blasts in March 1993...

#10. Zanjeer the dog saved thousands of lives during Mumbai serial blasts in March 1993...

He did this by detecting more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition. He was buried with full honor in 2000.

Image credits: STR News / Reuters

#11. Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11. "The Falling Man"

#11. Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11. “The Falling Man

This is heartbreaking.

Image credits:  Richard Drew /AP

#12. A son tries to pull his alcoholic father.

#12. A son tries to pull his alcoholic father.

When the child cares for the parent.

Image credits: imgur.com

#13. A couple embracing in the remains of a collapsed factory.

#13. A couple embracing in the remains of a collapsed factory.

This has caused a lump in my throat.

Image credits: Taslima Akhter

#14. Five-year-old gypsy boy on New Year's Eve 2006 in the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Perpignan, Southern France.

#14. Five-year-old gypsy boy on New Year’s Eve 2006 in the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Perpignan, Southern France.

 Gosh! How's that even allowed?!

Image credits: Jesco Denzel

#15. A dog named "Leao" sits at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero in 2011.

#15. A dog named “Leao” sits at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero in 2011.

'Cause not only words can express love.

Image credits: Vanderlei Almeida / Getty Images

#16. A woman sits amidst the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami, 

#16. A woman sits amidst the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami, 

In Natori, northern Japan, in March 2011. 'Cause the after=effects of a calamity are more hurtful.

Image credits: Asahi Shimbun, Toshiyuki Tsunenari /AP

#17. Demonstration of condom usage at a public market in Jayapura, capital of Papua, in 2009.

#17. Demonstration of condom usage at a public market in Jayapura, capital of Papua, in 2009.

The expressions of the onlookers are a treat to the funny bones!

Image credits: Andri Tambunan


These photographs are so emotionally inclined that they curdle our blood. 


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