Love recognized through a lens captivates how powerful small-time times of humanity rightfully are. This photo collection outlines love during times of both strength and fragility; love amid both conflict and revelry; and the raw emotion behind both romantic and platonic adore. Check out the powerful photos below from around the world.
1. A Boy Embraces His Sibling Amid The Refugee And Migrant Crisis In Greece
BULENT KILIC via Getty Images A youth cuddles his sibling as refugees and migrants contact the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after sweeping the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 12, 2015.
2. War Veterans Reunite In Turkey After 74 Years
Burhan Ozbilici/ ASSOCIATED PRESS War veterans Huseyin Kacmaz, 97 from Turkey and Jack Ryan, 95 of Australia meet again as sidekicks after 74 times on April 25, 1990 in Gallipoli, Turkey. The last duration they met was on a battlefield at Gallipoli where the pair engaged on opposite sides.
3. Firefighters In Salt Lake City Use Tiny Masks To Furnish Oxygen To Cats
Jasen Asay/ Salt Lake City Fire Department via AP In this photo provided by the Salt Lake City Fire Department, firefighters present oxygen to two “cat-o-nine-tails” on Friday, July 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City, through a specially-sized concealment designed for felines.
4. Family Members Kiss A Prisoner Propping The Quran After He Was Free-spoken From Abu Ghraib Prison
RAMZI HAIDAR via Getty Images A freed prisoner holding up the Muslim holy Koran is hugged and kissed by family members after being released from the Abu Ghraib prison, west of Baghdad, 28 May 2004.
5. A Policeman In Baghdad Holds A Young Girl’s Hand
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/ Getty Images An Iraqi policeman impounds a young girls handwriting near the entryway to a school on the first day of the brand-new semester in Baghdad on October 22, 2014.
6. Children Hug Following A Festival In India
Arijit Saha/ Barcroft Media via Getty Images Children and men embracing each other after offering devotion during the ‘Eid’ Festival on July 18, 2015 in kolkata, India.
7. Music-goers Lift Up A Fellow Fan’s Spirits In San Francisco
Jeff Kravitz/ FilmMagic A music fan crowd surfs at the Lands End Stage during day 2 of the 2013 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
8. A Armed Family Reunites In Hawaii
PATRICK BAZ via Getty Images Savannah Dejong impounding her son Rhone( 3) salutes her husband, Daniel with 1/3 Navals Bravo Company, upon his return to Hawaii on June 13, 2010, following a seven-month deployment in south Afghanistan.
9. A Homeless Man Caresses His Pup In Philadelphia
Spencer Platt via Getty Images Craig, who is homeless, sits with his puppy, Chester, at Broad Street Ministry on September 22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
10. An Afghan Man Commits Tea To U.S Soldiers
Rafiq Maqbool/ ASSOCIATED PRESS An Afghan man renders tea to U.S soldiersof 3rd Brigade, 10 th Mountain Division patrol during a research operation to hunting each member of Taliban in Nerkh district of Wardak province in west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 1, 2009.
11. A Little Girl Greets Her Father With Outstretched Arms
Bert Hardy via Getty Images A “girls ” guides to meet her leader on his return from work in March 1942.
12. A Volunteer Comforts A Crying Refugee Toddler In Greece
Ozge Elif Kizil/ Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A European voluntary talks to a crying refugee toddler after refugee boat reached in Lesbos Island, Greece on September 17, 2015. European voluntaries who came to Greece’s Lesbos Island furnish meat, beverages and clothing for refugees.
13. South Korea, Portugal, Romania, Spain, U.S ., Germany, Scotland, Puerto Rico, U.K. Send Love To Paris Following Attacks
JOEL SAGET/ AFP via Getty Images A compounding manufactured with paintings taken on November and December 2015 pictures foreign honours at a makeshift tribute near the Bataclan concert hall in tribute to the victims of November 13 terror attacks in Paris.( From top L) A pennant of South Korea, a flag of Portugal, a Romania scarf, a pennant of Spain, a child’s outlining with the national flag of France( L) and the flag of United States, a pennant of Germany, a pennant of Scotland, a sign bearing the Puerto Rico national flag and reading ‘Puerto Rico with France’, and a British Union Jack flag.
14. President Obama And Vice President Biden Embrace In Chicago
Spencer Platt via Getty Images NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden embrace on stage after his win pronunciation on election darknes at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican campaigner, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
15. Two Polar Countenances Cuddle In The Netherlands
REMKO DE WAAL/ AFP via Getty Images Polar abides Freedom and Viktor cuddle each other in the irrigate at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen on January 23, 2014. The two tolerates were reunited after three years.
16. A Soccer Player Weeps For Joy In Stockholm
Keystone-France/ Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images SWEDEN – JUNE 29: The Brazilian left winger Mariao ZAGALLO sobbing for joyfulnes after the victory of his team on that of Sweden. The finals of the soccer World Cup( in Stockholm) was played between the Swedish and Brazilian players. Brazil acquired by 5-2.
17. A Father And Son Pay Respects Following The San Bernardino Shooting
Jae C. Hong/ ASSOCIATED PRESS Gary Mendoza and his son Michael pay their respects at a stopgap monumental place reputation shooting martyrs in San Bernardino, Calif. Hughes Springs, Texas.
18. Boston Residents Give Out Free Hugs After The Marathon Bombing
Wendy Maeda/ Boston Globe via Getty Images Genevieve Bien-Aime of Somerville espoused Keith Martin who advertised free hugs on Boston Common, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Martin, of Manchester, N.H. drove down to Boston because ‘everyone requirement charity and everyone need to see a hug today, ‘ he read. During a half hour span he embraced over a dozen beings.
19. A Boy Plays With A Dog In A Settlement For Escaped Slaves In Brazil
RAPHAEL ALVES via Getty Images A young boy plays with a dog in village representatives inBrazil on October 20 th, 2014. The hamlet comprises2 5 households and has been defined as the second largest city ‘quilombo'( a colonization colonized by escaped slaves) to be recognized in Brazil.
20. A Couple Kisses In The Street As Riots Break Out In Vancouver
Rich Lam via Getty Images Riot police walk in wall street as a duet kisses on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in rampages after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
21. Muslim Worshippers Show Love During Prayer At A Mosque In Maryland
Samuel Corum/ Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Muslim worshipers pray during the 1445 th commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, Mawlid al Nabi, the sacred nighttime on which the birth of prophet Mohammed is labelled, in the mosque at the Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland, USA on December 22, 2015.
22. A Husband Rescues Puppies Amid Flooding In The Philippines
Aaron Favila/ ASSOCIATED PRESS A soldier carries puppies back inside their room as other pups stay on the roof at a flooded province in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012.
23. A Gay Couple Kisses In Taipei
Mandy Cheng/ AFP via Getty Images A same-sex couples kiss during an occurrence outside the Parliamentary Council in Taipei on March 16, 2014. Dozens of the membership of the homosexual community gathered to require same-sex unions.
24. President Obama Holds Hands With One Of The Original Walkers Of Selma Civil Rights March
SAUL LOEB/ AFP via Getty Images US President Barack Obama marched alongside Amelia Boynton Robinson( R ), one of the original marchers, the Reverend Al Sharpton( 2nd R ), First Lady Michelle Obama( L ), and US Representative John Lewis( 2nd-L ), Democrat of Georgia, and also one of the original marchers, across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to distinguish the 50 th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights parades in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. The occurrence commemorates Bloody Sunday, when civil right marchers attempting to walk to the Alabama capital of Montgomery to end voting discrimination against African Americans, clashed with police on the bridge.
25. Parents From London Are Reunited With Their Evacuated Children During WWII
Reg Speller via Getty Images Parents from London are reunited with their evacuated children placed in Saffron Walden, Essex, during World War II, 22 nd October 1939. Practically 1,000 parents were represented at the reunion defendant, hosted by the Mayor of the town.
26. A Pianist Plays For Peace Following The Paris Attacks
LOIC VENANCE via Getty Images German Pianist Davide Martello, also known as Klavierkunst, plays piano as people reap after mentioning a minute of silence to pay tribute to victims of the attacks claimed by Islamic State, on November 16, 2015.
27. Kids At A Salvation Army In Washington , D.C ., Bombard Washington Redskins Player With Hugs
The Washington Post via Getty Images Redskins Robert Griffin III, center, goes hugs from the children at The Salvation Army in Anacostia. On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, JetBlues Soar with Reading program unveiled its first-of-its-kind notebook vending machine throughout SE in DC.
28. A Gentleman Depicts His Charity For Life At A Laughter Therapy Session In Venezuela
Ariana Cubillos/ ASSOCIATED PRESS A gentleman titters during a hearing of laugher care in a public plaza in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. People were represented at the open conference of laugh rehabilitation with Venezuelan laughter healer Menahem Belilty, who says that laughter has the healing superpowers to lift ones humor, enhance well-being and emotional balance, and in most cases facilitates one to overcome their problems.
29. An Interfaith Community Shows Love And Support Following The San Bernardino Shooting
Jae C. Hong/ ASSOCIATED PRESS Khadija Zadeh, left, and Noora Siddiqui stand next to signs while listening to a discussion during an interfaith memorial service at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Loma Linda, Calif. The memorial service was held to honor the victims of Wednesday’s shooting rampage that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif.
30. A Homeless Man In Washington , D.C. Comes Across An Important Reminder
Brian Snyder/ Pool via Getty Images Perry White, who is homeless, reads a newspaper ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to a lunch for the homelessin Washington , D.C.