They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I agree. The photos you are about to see tell different tales. Some portray strong, genuine and undying love while others shout despair and hopelessness.

I think you should be grabbing a tissue at around now.

Father and son (1949 vs 2009)

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

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Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months

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

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Alcoholic father with his son

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Embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory

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Hhaing The Yu, 29, holds his face in his hand as rain falls on the decimated remains of his home near Myanmar’s capital of Yangon (Rangoon). In May 2008, cyclone Nargis struck southern Myanmar, leaving millions homeless and claiming more than 100,000 lives

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

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

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The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888

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“Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940

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Young man just found out his brother was killed

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Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music

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