Music in a Devastated Land: A Russian soldier plays an abandoned piano in Chechnya.
Exhaustion: An exhausted surgeon following a marathon 23-hour heart operation. His assistant sleeps in the corner.
Life Goes On: A little girl fills a container with water at a Syrian refugee camp. Children have been among the worst affected in the Syrian crisis which is reaching its third year with no resolution.
Tank Man: A man singlehandedly confronts a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square – one of the most iconic pictures ever taken. The man’s action was deliberate but at the same time, unplanned. He was returning from buying groceries (see the bag in his left hand?) when he saw the tanks bounding through the square. Instead of running away – as nearly everyone else did – he stood defiantly before them in a silent, but proud protest against all the atrocities of the Chinese government.
Reunion, Part II: A US soldier meets her daughter after an 8-month long deployment.
The Infinite Sky: A long exposure shot of the sky above the St. Loan Medieval Church. Note the streak to the left – that’s the Perseid meteor.
Last Prayer: A chaplain performs the final rites for a soldier shot by a sniper following riots in Venezuela.
Until the Next Time: A North Korean man waves goodbye as his South Korean cousin weeps. A few dozen North-Korean and South-Korean torn apart by the Korean war were allowed to meet in a rare reconciliatory gesture by the two nations.
A Soldier’s Embrace: A WWII veteran breaks down after meeting a young marine who lost his hand in Iraq.
Rain-Room: Women walk through the “Rain Room” installation at the Museum of Modern Art. The water automatically stops as soon as it nears a human body, which means you can walk through this “rain” without getting wet.
Reunion: A Soviet couple reunited with their daughter after the end of the Second WW.
“I Too, Was a Young Man”: A Russian WWII veteran breaks down after recognizing the tank he fought in during the war.