40 Incredible Moments When Love Prevailed Over Violence

#1. Infantryman comforts his comrade. Korean War, c. 1950 – 1953.

#2. Members of the Ferguson community come together to protect a store against looters. 2014.


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#3. A soldier and his dog rest together on a hospital floor after a lucky escape. Afghanistan War, 2011.


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#4. This soldier from East Germany ignored orders to let no one pass. In this photo he helps a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall’ to meet with his family. Cold War, 1961.

#5. A soldier shares his meal with a puppy. Korean War, c, 1951.

#6. An emotional officer gets comforted by a protester. Manila, Philippines, 2013.

#7. Christians protect Muslims as they pray during the Egyptian revolution. Cairo, Egypt, 2011.

#8. A Russian police officer carries a baby released from a school taken by armed hostage takers in the town of Beslan in 2004.


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#9. A Bosnian soldier cares for a baby he saved during the evacuation of Goražde. 1995.

#10. Ukrainian woman gives water to a captured Soviet soldier. World War II, 1941.

#11. A German soldier applies a dressing to a wounded Russian civilian. World War II, c. 1941.

#12. An Afghan soldier carries a crying child away from the scene of a recent explosion. Afghanistan War, c. 2001 – 2014.

#13. A German soldier shares his rations with a Russian mother and her child. World War II, c. 1941.

#14. Egyptians embrace the army after they refuse orders to fire on civilians Egyptian Revolution, 2011.

#15. Journalist Raymond Walker rushes across a bridge into France with a child that he saved from the Spanish Civil War. 1936.


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#16. American soldiers of the 4th Armored Division push a trapped car carrying two seriously wounded German soldiers. World War II, 26 January, 1945.

#17. Joseph Dwyer carries an injured boy away from fire and to safety. Iraq War, c. 2003 – 2011.

#18. A woman defends a wounded protester from a military bulldozer Egypt, 2013.


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#19. Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor feeds a kitten after it’s mother was killed by mortar fire. Korean War, 1953.

#20. U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard Barnett holds a child after she was separated from her family during a firefight. Iraq War, 2003.


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#21. A Ukrainian soldier kisses his girlfriend through the gate of a base surrounded by pro-Russian militants 2014.


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#22. A Jordanian soldier warms the hands of a Syrian baby evacuated from the country. Syrian Civil War, c. 2013.

#23. A wounded soldier is comforted by a priest as sniper fire peppers the concrete around them. El Porteñazo Uprising, Venezuela, 1962.

#24. A Tunisian girl hands a soldier a rose after the army refused to fire on protesters and declared that it would “defend the revolution.” Tunisian Revolution, 2011.

#25. A football match breaks out between British and German soldiers on the Western Front as they abandon their trenches. World War I, 24 December, 1914.

#26. A boy leads an old blind man through war-torn streets. Korean War, c, 1951.


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#27. An American soldier holds the hand of a young Afghan girl. Afghanistan War, 2010.


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#28. A soldier shares water and food with three children on Saipan. c. July, 1944.

#29. German soldiers play with a stray kitten. World War II, c. 1943.

#30. Three German soldiers help a Frenchman stuck in the muddy fields of Verdun. World War I, c. 1916.

#31. Protesters carry a wounded policeman to safety. Turkey, 2013.

#32. American troops treat a wounded dog. World War II, 1944.

#33. A soldier chats with a little girl. 2011.

#34. Keshia Thomas, 18, protects a white supremacist from an angry mob. 1996.


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#35. A soldier becomes friends with a puppy. Iraq War, c. 2003 – 2011.

#36. American soldiers take Dutch children to a dance. World War II, c. 1944 – 1945.

#37. A native of Papua New Guinea, who were nicknamed ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ because of their hairstyle and kind nature, escorts a wounded Australian soldier out of the bush. World War II, 1942.

#38. A Soviet soldier shares his cigarettes with German prisoners. World War II, July, 1943.

#39. A brave priest organises a human shield between protesters and police. Ukrainian Revolution, 2013.


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#40. Two American soldiers try to comfort an upset girl with a puppy. World War II, 1944.