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    A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of the...

    40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of these will make you weep.

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    • Brooke Gray

      Oh this melts my heart! So much love, emotion, & happiness in one picture! This truly captured this mothers love for her daughter. So precious! 💕 This is why I love photography & candid moments!

    • Terry MacKenzie

      I love this. Every time I see a picture like this, I want to just cry my eyes out. It tears me up to see families separated from war. But at the same time, I Thank each and EVERY SOLDIER because they are my heros. They deserve every bit of happiness in their lives. God Bless the United States Military.

    • Sandy Thompson

      God Bless all of those who have served, continue to serve, and have given their lives for our freedom, peace, and rights in America. I am now and forever grateful to all of the others who serve, and are chosen to be soldiers, and serve in the worlds best military.

    • Selina Jackson

      No matter how many times I runa cross this picture online it always makes me tear up to see this mother's face. As a mother I know the emotion behind her expression and as a former soldier and military wife I know the sacrifice she made.

    • Tawana Brown

      A mother and daughter reunited after a tour in Iraq. God bless the sacrifice these incredible soldiers and sailors make for us.

    • Extremely Sharp

      Soldier reunited with her daughter at airport. Returning home. | Motherhood moment. | mothers day | military families |

    • Amy Diaz

      Mother's sacrifice a lot for her kid(s). A military mom sacrifices for people she doesn't even know. She is a true hero. God speed soldier. Thank you for protecting us.

    • Paul N Camille Badger

      Military. This photo gave me goosebumps, what a beautiful picture and brave mother and daughter. After these 9 months apart I can only imagine what that moment will be like for Paul and our daughters. He is my Hero and I appreciate everything he does for our family and country. Thank you to my amazing husband Paul and all the men and women who fight for our country! I appreciate everything you do from the bottom of my heart...

    • Maeve Sheeran

      This is a picture of a women reuniting with her daughter after a 7 month deployment. I have so much respect for those who give so much for their country, even if it means leaving those that they love. One of my best friends is dating someone in the military and she says that it is the hardest thing for him. He is scared everyday for what he will have to go through. He deploys in October of this year and is gone for 9 months. He is a great guy and I am so proud and thankful for what he is doing.

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    1975 World Press Photo Winner by Stanley Forman. A mother and her daughter are hurled off a collapsing fire-escape in an apartment house fire in Boston.

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    this picture makes me hope he is coming home, not leaving!

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    I hope that my kids say this about me one day... My mom was a woman I aspired to be as a child. I only hope to live a life they admire. ♥

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    these eye-popping images will make you exclaim outloud! Pinning so I can finish looking later, I only got to 19, and wow!

    I dare you not to cry...

    sorrow........It happens far more often than we care to think about: American soldiers coming home in flag-draped coffins to mourning loved ones, but an AP photographer was there to grab this particular heartbreaking scene. Here, Ashley Edens is seen collapsing on the coffin of her late 22-year-old husband Army Spc. Jason K. Edens as his body arrived in Nashville, TN


    "Heaven Was Needing a Hero" I have always thought this was so beautiful/emotional!

    The most powerful ability of super heroes lies not in their strength but in their humanity. Our service men and women are still very human.