It is said that a being's eyes speak voumes and pour out the depth of its heart. Pictures have the power to convey, too. These pictures seem to capture emotions and defy any collection of words to specify the situation.
Here, Omayra Sanchez, a 13-year-old Colombian girl who died in the volcanic eruption in 1985 is pictured under the weight of the debris, where she managed to pass 3 days. The journalists saw her going from calm to anguished.
Elizabeth Ann Eckford was one of the nine African-American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School back in 1957. She was followed by many whites who shouted slogans behind her back. The chilling hatred can be seen in the eyes of the woman behind her.
This is Harold Whittles, who was born deaf, when he heard for the first time with his new hearing aids.
This picture of a little girl who experienced nuclear blasts in Hiroshima can send chills down your spine.
This American prisoner of war was getting liberated by the allies in Limburg, Germany in 1945, and this picture revealed he was exhausted mentally and physically, giving himself a haunted look.
The son of a Syrian rebel fighter standing with an AK-47 and puffing cigarette is the epitome of lost childhood.
Bibi Aisha was given away to Taliban by her father when she was 14, to forgive a murder committed by one of her relative. She withstood abuse for 4 years before escaping, but was captured and returned back to her in-laws, who, to punish her, cut-off her nose and ears and left her to die. But, they couldn't break this fearless soul.
This picture has been accused of being photoshopped, since dark skin and blue eyes are rare as hell. But, Vanessa Bristow, the photographer, proved with numerous pictures that this in fact was completely real.
Moments before she ran out of air in her car, these policemen rescued this woman by smashing her car's mirror with a stone.
This is Anna Fisher, the first mother in space in 1985.