37 Of The Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken. #27 Brought Tears To My Eyes.

Most of the time we post happy, uplifting, beautiful images, but this post is a collection of raw, powerful, and unforgettable photographs that tell the story of heartbreak, compassion, wonder, triumph, despair, and pure joy.

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

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

Vanderlei Almeida Getty Images

#2. A Russian soldier stops to play an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994.

A Russian soldier stops to play an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994.

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#3. Father and son (1949 vs 2009).

Father and son (1949 vs 2009).

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#4. Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner.

Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner.

James Stanfield

#5. A woman sits in the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunam, in Natori, Japan on March 2011.

A woman sits in the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunam, in Natori, Japan on March 2011.

Asahi Shimbun, Toshiyuki Tsunenari AP

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