Monk stays with man who passed away in the station hall of the Shanxi Taiyuan Train Station in Shanxi, China
According to the photographer, “I remember clearly that it was about 5 p.m. on November 25. I was just finishing an assignment photographing retired military soldiers bidding farewell to their comrades at the train station. On my way out, I heard someone yelling from a corner and soon after lots of people gathered around. I ran towards the sound and made my way to the front of the crowd, only to find an old man dead on the bench. As I raised my camera, a Buddhist monk walked out of the crowd and went directly towards the dead man. The monk bent down to hold the old man’s hand and started to chant scriptures. I began to take pictures immediately. One minute later, police came over and cordoned off the area. After the monk finished the ceremony, he bowed to the old man and quickly disappeared among the other busy passengers.”
14. AIDS patient
Princess Diana shakes hands with an AIDS patient without gloves in 1991. This was a profound gesture at the time.
A Saudi girl hula hooping while wearing Niqab and Abaya.
16. Maori Greeting
Maoris say hello by pressing their noses together in a greeting called hongi. By photographer Frans Lemmens. Nowadays they don’t do this outside of formal occasions.
17. Mother hearing dead son’s heartbeat
Vicki Brannon, a mother listening to her deceased son’s heartbeat inside Jennifer Lentini(31), who was the recipient of his donated heart. This photo was taken 18 years after Jennifer received her heart transplant and Vicki was able to hear his heart beat for the first time in all those years.
A survivor of the massacre on the island of Utoeya outside Oslo, Norway during the 2011 Norway Attacks. “I bear my scars with dignity, because I got them standing for something I believe in,” Ylva Schwenke (15).
19. Biker chick
Biker chick with a motorcycle painted in her own personal style.
20. Having Lunch
Mexican police having quesadillas for lunch break during protests.
21. An Elderly Lady
Portrait of an elderly lady, Norway 2011. By Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen. Source & full set. She is wearing twigs on her head as part of an art installation. “A play on characters and protagonists from Norwegian folklore.” And there are a bunch of other subjects in the set also wearing odd headgear, including several variations on the “twigs/grass on the head” motif.
Joseph Ambrose, a WWI Veteran attending a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was Killed during the Korean War.
3 weeks-old newborn with albinism happily sleeping with his cousin in Kinshasa, Congo. Photo by Patricia Willocq.
From the source: Basunga (3 weeks-old newborn with albinism) is happily sleeping with his cousin. For now, he does not yet realize the difficulties he will face to integrate into the Congolese society as a PWA. The success of his integration will greatly depends of how he accepts himself and his skin condition and how educated he will be.
25. Infantry man
A grief stricken Infantry man in Korea is comforted by another soldier after his buddy died.