18 inspiring pictures of humans being amazing
It's often easy to forget how caring, loving and brilliant the human race actually is.
You might fail your exams, you might get dumped, you might get sacked or you might just be a little down in the dumps. Sometimes life can be hard.
But never fear. However bad things may seem you can rest assured that humans are awesome. Even more than this, humans are at their best in the face of adversity, so dust yourself down, chin up, shoulders back and go out there and do some good with your time on Earth!
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Prisoner of War Horace Greasley stands up to high ranking Nazi Heinrich Himmler as he inspects the camp that Greasley is confined in. Greasley eventually escaped from the camp but then broke back in over 200 times in order to meet in secret with a German girl he had fallen in love with.
Australian Scott Jones kisses his girlfriend Alex Thomas after she was viciously knocked to the ground by a police officer's riot shield in Vancouver last year.
8 year old Christian Golczynski is given the flag that was draped over his fathers coffin. His father Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski was killed in Iraq.
After four days of searching by volunteers a 4-month old baby girl is found in rubble four days after the Tsunami that buried her in under the house she lived in.
The moment when a young boy called Harold Whittles hears sound for the first time ever after being fitted with a prototype hearing aid.
In the Egyptian uprisings of 2011 a group of Christians encircle and protect Muslims trying to pray in the middle of the riots.
American soldier Terri Gurrola sees her daughter for the first time in 7 months.
After the Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster of 2011 a woman in quarantine for radiation poisoning is visited by her dog.
Bobby Moore and Pele swap shirts to make a statement of friendship and co-operation after England vs. Brazil at the 1970 World Cup (racism had been extremely prevalent in the crowds throughout the tournament).
A pacifist during a protest outside of the Pentagon in 1967 places a flower on the bayonet of a guard.
A young John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father's coffin.
After Hurricane Irene destroys their home Billy Stinson comforts his daughter as they wait for rescue.
Army Pfc. Joseph Dwyer carries an Iraqi child to safety. The soldier (who was born in Mount Sinai) became famous as a symbol of American/Iraqi co-operation.
The football team of a boy diagnosed with cancer who all shaved their heads as a sign of their solidarity and friendship.
Robert Peraza takes time to remember his son Robert David Peraza as he touches his name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial.
Arguably one of the most famous photographs in human history, it depicts a man known only as 'Tank Man'. In an act of defiance and peaceful protest he blocks a column of tanks moving into Tianamen Square following the protests of 1989. He has never been identified and the photo is still banned in China.
In front of a silent crowd of onlookers a monk prays for a lone man who died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.
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