Billions of photos are taken each day around the world but not all are created equal. It’s been said a picture is worth a thousand words, but some pictures can leave you speechless. We’ve compiled a moving collection of photographs that demonstrate tremendous heartbreak, power of loyalty, hatred, compassion and intelligence. Forewarning as some of these pictures may upset you or bring you to tears. These images reflect the best and worst of our humanity and it’s best we take these in and never forget them.
1. Starving boy and a missionary in Uganda
2. A Sudan People’s Liberation Army soldier stands at attention on the eve of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan.
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
3. Auschwitz, inside a gas chamber.
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