11 incredibly powerful images.

A selection of images that I have never been able to forget…..

An Israeli woman and a Palestinian woman gesture rudely at one another during a protest against Jewish visitors to the compound known to Muslims as “Noble Sanctuary” and to Jews as “Temple Mount” in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Finbarr O’Reilly / Reuters

The son of Gaza police chief Tayseer Al-Batsh, who was killed along with 18 others in an Israeli airstrike on their family home, cries out for his father during a mass funeral in Gaza City.


Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi comforts Malala Yousafzai, who burst into tears upon seeing the blood-stained school uniform she wore the day she was attacked by the Taliban on display in Oslo. Satyarthi rushed to console his fellow winner, repeating, “You are so brave, you are so brave.”

Fredrik Varfjell / NTB scanpix via Associated Press

The mother of Abdolah Hosseinzadeh, who was murdered in 2007, slaps the man who killed her son during the execution ceremony in the northern city of Nowshahr, Iran — just before she removed the noose around his neck with the help of her husband, sparing the life of her son’s convicted murderer.


Senior soloist of the Joburg Ballet Kitty Phetla performs in a classroom at the Nka-Thuto Primary School in Soweto, South Africa
A woman crawls toward the body of her sister as Ebola burial team members take her sister, Mekie Nagbe, 28, for cremation in Monrovia, Liberia. The burial of loved ones is important in Liberian culture, making the removal of infected bodies for cremation all the more traumatic for surviving family members.

John Moore / Getty Images
Michael Brown Sr. yells out as the casket is lowered during the funeral service for his son Michael Brown Jr. in Normandy, Missouri.

Richard Perry/Associated Press

“I was abducted together with twenty other children in her school. After the first period, I was raped and bore my first child. I lost her left arm in a UPDF operation as a consequence of bullet wounds.”

Ãlvaro Laiz / David Rengel

Portland police Sgt. Bret Barnum and Devonte Hart hug at a rally in Portland, Oregon, where people had gathered in support of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri

A man carries a baby who survived an airstrike allegedly conducted by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus.

Bassam Khabieh / Reuters

“Despite being a police officer, I had to flee when Idi Amin to power. I was persecuted for belonging to the Acholi ethnic group. One of my sons was captured and killed by rebels and my daughter died shortly after due to shock.”

Ãlvaro Laiz / David Renge

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