To be human and to live a life on Earth means a lot of things. The world may seem like a big place, and it can seem like people are all so very different from you, depending on where they live, and how. However, you probably have more in common with the rest of the world than you think. You might come from different cultures, believe different things, know people like you who fight with people like them, but it’s best to remember that everyone is a person. Just like you.
Here are 25 images that capture the beauty, the joy, the pain and the hardship that all comes with being a human. They’ll touch you. We promise.
There may not be an explanation for why these images are so powerful, but they’re amazing nonetheless.