73 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015

73 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015
Yannis Behrakis

Now that we need to say goodbye to 2015, we all need to remember a few things that happened this year. Some of us had many good times to remember from 2015, but, the truth is, that 2015 has been mostly a tough year.

Violence is everywhere and has led to thousand killings this year. Fortunately, there are also other, better things to remember, such as human progress. For example, more than 190 countries put their differences aside to stand against climate change.

The following pictures are here to remind us that good and bad times will always co-exist, no matter what. We just have to always try to make our lives better.

Refugees on their way to Greece

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Refugees on their way to Greece
Yannis Behrakis

The White House is illuminated in gay pride colors following a Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - The White House is illuminated in gay pride colors following a Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry.
Rex Features / AP

A man holds a giant pencil as he takes part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris after the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A man holds a giant pencil as he takes part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris after the Charlie Hebdo shootings.
Stephane Mahe / Reuters

Police draw peace signs on their shields as protesters in Managua, Nicaragua, demanding fairer elections.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Police draw peace signs on their shields as protesters in Managua, Nicaragua, demanding fairer elections.
Oswaldo Rivas / Reuters

The confederate flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina State House.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - The confederate flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina State House.
Jason Miczek / Reuters

A protester stands outside a Donald Trump rally in Norcross, Georgia.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A protester stands outside a Donald Trump rally in Norcross, Georgia.
Tami Chappell / Reuters

Paraplegic dogs from a local shelter play at Pescadores beach in Chorrillos, Lima.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Paraplegic dogs from a local shelter play at Pescadores beach in Chorrillos, Lima.
Mariana Bazo / Reuters

A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia, in September.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia, in September.
Yannis Behrakis

A man hugs an injured woman after an explosion killing 97 during a peace march in Ankara, Turkey.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A man hugs an injured woman after an explosion killing 97 during a peace march in Ankara, Turkey.
Reuters

Thai veterinarians take a picture of an orangutan seized from a private owner. They plan on reintroducing 14 of the animals to their country of origin, Indonesia.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Thai veterinarians take a picture of an orangutan seized from a private owner. They plan on reintroducing 14 of the animals to their country of origin, Indonesia.
Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

Walking alongside many of the original marchers, President Obama makes his way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches in Alabama.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Walking alongside many of the original marchers, President Obama makes his way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches in Alabama.
Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images

A Turkish police officer carries the lifeless body of a Syrian child after a boat carrying refugees sank trying to reach the Greek island of Kos.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A Turkish police officer carries the lifeless body of a Syrian child after a boat carrying refugees sank trying to reach the Greek island of Kos.
Nilufer Demir / Stringer

Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters ride with their eagles during a local festival.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters ride with their eagles during a local festival.
Kevin Frayer / Stringer

Ukrainian servicemen put dogs under their jackets to keep them warm in Mariupol, Ukraine. Their conflict with Russian-backed separatists claimed 5,100 lives before a tenuous ceasefire was reached.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Ukrainian servicemen put dogs under their jackets to keep them warm in Mariupol, Ukraine. Their conflict with Russian-backed separatists claimed 5,100 lives before a tenuous ceasefire was reached.
Evgeniy Maloletka / AP

House Speaker John Boehner cries as Pope Francis address a joint meeting of Congress

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - House Speaker John Boehner cries as Pope Francis address a joint meeting of Congress
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

People hold a candlelit vigil for victims of the San Bernardino shooting at San Manuel Stadium.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - People hold a candlelit vigil for victims of the San Bernardino shooting at San Manuel Stadium.
Mark J. Terrill / AP

Shoes are left in the place of climate activists after a COP21 march in Paris was cancelled for security reasons.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Shoes are left in the place of climate activists after a COP21 march in Paris was cancelled for security reasons.
Patrick Aventurier / Stringer / AP

Protestors confront police during a demonstration in response to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Protestors confront police during a demonstration in response to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois.
Andrew Nelles / Reuters

Students shout slogans as they march during a student strike in Madrid, Spain.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Students shout slogans as they march during a student strike in Madrid, Spain.
Andres Kudacki / AP

Rescue workers search the site of the Germanwings plane crash near the French Alps. The plane's co-pilot purposefully crashed the plane, killing all 150 on board.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Rescue workers search the site of the Germanwings plane crash near the French Alps. The plane's co-pilot purposefully crashed the plane, killing all 150 on board.
Getty

WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner cries as anchors Kimberly McBroom and Steve Grant announce the deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner cries as anchors Kimberly McBroom and Steve Grant announce the deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.
Steve Helber / AP

A tractor collects golf balls on a drought-ravaged driving range in Palm Springs, California.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A tractor collects golf balls on a drought-ravaged driving range in Palm Springs, California.
Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

A Nepalese boy gets ready to perform a dance during a rally held to pay tribute to the victims of the April and May earthquakes, which killed 8,800 people.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A Nepalese boy gets ready to perform a dance during a rally held to pay tribute to the victims of the April and May earthquakes, which killed 8,800 people.
Niranjan Shrestha / AP

People light traditional homemade paper lanterns during the annual Tazaungdaing balloon festival in Taunggyi, Myanmar.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - People light traditional homemade paper lanterns during the annual Tazaungdaing balloon festival in Taunggyi, Myanmar.
Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters

Tang Thi Thang bathes her disabled son outside their home in Truc Ly, Vietnam. His father was exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam war.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Tang Thi Thang bathes her disabled son outside their home in Truc Ly, Vietnam. His father was exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam war.
Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Demonstrators climb on a destroyed Baltimore Police car during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Demonstrators climb on a destroyed Baltimore Police car during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray.
Chip Somodevilla / Getty

Jesse Hughes and Julian Dorio, members of Eagles of Death Metal band who were playing in the Bataclan at the time of the Paris attacks, pay tribute outside the concert hall.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Jesse Hughes and Julian Dorio,  members of Eagles of Death Metal band who were playing in the Bataclan at the time of the Paris attacks, pay tribute outside the concert hall.
Charles Platiau / Reuters

Dairy cows nuzzle a barn cat as they wait to be milked at a farm in Granby, Quebec.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Dairy cows nuzzle a barn cat as they wait to be milked at a farm in Granby, Quebec.
Christinne Muschi / Reuters

Protesters denounce the poaching of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer’s River Bluff Dental Clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Protesters denounce the poaching of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer’s River Bluff Dental Clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Adam Bettcher / Getty

Britain's Prince William and Kate unveil their newborn baby princess, Charlotte.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Britain's Prince William and Kate unveil their newborn baby princess, Charlotte.
Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

A policeman holds a water bottle with a yellow-crested cockatoo squished inside for illegal trade in Surabaya, Indonesia.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A policeman holds a water bottle with a yellow-crested cockatoo squished inside for illegal trade in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Antara Photo Agency / Reuters

James Yates and William Smith are issued their marriage license in Rowan County following the arrest of Kim Davis, who had refused a Supreme Court order to do so.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - James Yates and William Smith are issued their marriage license in Rowan County following the arrest of Kim Davis, who had refused a Supreme Court order to do so.
Timothy D. Easley / AP

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - James Yates and William Smith are issued their marriage license in Rowan County following the arrest of Kim Davis, who had refused a Supreme Court order to do so.
Timothy D. Easly / AP

A hippopotamus walks across a flooded street in Tbilisi, Georgia, after tigers, lions, bears and wolves escaped from a zoo during flooding.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A hippopotamus walks across a flooded street in Tbilisi, Georgia, after tigers, lions, bears and wolves escaped from a zoo during flooding.
Beso Gulashvili / Reuters

A woman grieves as she lays flowers at the beach in Souuse, Tunisia, where 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack in June.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A woman grieves as she lays flowers at the beach in Souuse, Tunisia, where 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack in June.
Jeff J Mitchell / Getty

People protest against bull runs ahead of the beginning of the famous San Fermin Fiestas, Spain.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - People protest against bull runs ahead of the beginning of the famous San Fermin Fiestas, Spain.
Alvaro Barrientos / AP

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has bank notes thrown at him during a press conference following accusations of corruption.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has bank notes thrown at him during a press conference following accusations of corruption.
Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

A woman has a peace sign combined with the Eiffel Tower painted on her face for a minute of silence outside the French Embassy in Berlin in memory of the 130 killed in the November Paris attacks.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A woman has a peace sign combined with the Eiffel Tower painted on her face for a minute of silence outside the French Embassy in Berlin in memory of the 130 killed in the November Paris attacks.
Markus Schreiber / AP

A relative holds a photo of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh. He was killed when suspected Jewish extremists threw firebombs into his family's home.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A relative holds a photo of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh. He was killed when suspected Jewish extremists threw firebombs into his family's home.
Majdi Mohammed / AP

Two women lie in a puddle of squashed tomatoes during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in Bunol, Spain.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Two women lie in a puddle of squashed tomatoes during the annual
Alberto Saiz / AP

A child's shoe lays by the wreckage of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, killing all 224 on board. Russian and Western governments believe it was brought down by a bomb.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - 70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A child's shoe lays by the wreckage of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, killing all 224 on board. Russian and Western governments believe it was brought do
Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

Frank Levingston Jr., who at 110 is America’s oldest military veteran, is greeted by visitors at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Frank Levingston Jr., who at 110 is America’s oldest military veteran, is greeted by visitors at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
Andrew Harnik / AP

Protesters block a highway and play dead to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Protesters block a highway and play dead to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown.
Scott Olson / Getty

Paratriathlete Krige Schabort of the United States, is carried out of the water as he competes in the men's Paralympic Triathlon test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Paratriathlete Krige Schabort of the United States, is carried out of the water as he competes in the men's Paralympic Triathlon test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Felipe Dana / AP

A woman poses next to a New York Police Officer as she awaits the start of a topless march in New York City.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A woman poses next to a New York Police Officer as she awaits the start of a topless march in New York City.
Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, 32, sits with this new bride, 15-year-old Nasoin Akhter, in Manikganj, Bangladesh. Photographer Allison Joyce described her as the "saddest bride I have ever seen."

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, 32, sits with this new bride, 15-year-old Nasoin Akhter, in Manikganj, Bangladesh. Photographer Allison Joyce described her as the
Allison Joyce / Stringer

An enthusiastic supporter meets Donald Trump at a rally and becomes an internet sensation.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - An enthusiastic supporter meets Donald Trump at a rally and becomes an internet sensation.
Mark Wallheiser / Getty Images

Is it just me or does every Alabama Donald Trump supporter look eerily similar? #TrumpinMobile @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/8QK7GRrl07

— Pin Head (@TomAdelsbach) August 23, 2015


Hungarian policemen try to move a family of migrants off the tracks at a railway station in Bicske.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Hungarian policemen try to move a family of migrants off the tracks at a railway station in Bicske.
Laszlo Balogh / Reuters

A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family's house. There has been increased violence between Palestine and Israel since September.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family's house. There has been increased violence between Palestine and Israel since September.
Suhaib Salem / Reuters

Ahmed Mohamed greets press after he was arrested at his school when a teacher thought a homemade clock he built was a bomb.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Ahmed Mohamed greets press after he was arrested at his school when a teacher thought a homemade clock he built was a bomb.
LM Otero / AP

Two million Muslim pilgrims walk on roads in Mecca during the annual Hajj. At least 717 died following a stampede during the stoning of the devil.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Two million Muslim pilgrims walk on roads in Mecca during the annual Hajj. At least 717 died following a stampede during the stoning of the devil.
Ahmad Masood / Reuters

A man named Jose poses with his rooster named Luis to be photographed for tourists in Trinidad, Cuba. This year, the US embassy in the country reopened for the first time in 54 years.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A man named Jose poses with his rooster named Luis to be photographed for tourists in Trinidad, Cuba. This year, the US embassy in the country reopened for the first time in 54 years.
Ramon Espinosa / AP

Veterans turn toward their North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he delivers a speech during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Veterans turn toward their North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he delivers a speech during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Wong Maye-E / AP

Two activists splattered with red paint lie in a container reading "human meat" during a demonstration by the animal liberation movement “269life" in Lyon, France.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Two activists splattered with red paint lie in a container reading
JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / Getty

A wounded Syrian girl wanders about a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A wounded Syrian girl wanders about a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma
Abd Doumany / AFP / Getty

An exhausted Raghad Faleh, 8, poses for a photo while holding a balloon given to her by volunteers. A few hours earlier, she had arrived in Greece by dingy.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - An exhausted Raghad Faleh, 8, poses for a photo while holding a balloon given to her by volunteers. A few hours earlier, she had arrived in Greece by dingy.
Muhammed Muheisen / AP

A Palestinian vehicle strikes an Israeli motorist, who died later, in the West Bank city of Hebron.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A Palestinian vehicle strikes an Israeli motorist, who died later, in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Mussa Qawasma / Reuters

A man floats a pig to safety as Typhoon Koppu causes flooding in Sta Rosa, Philippines.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A man floats a pig to safety as Typhoon Koppu causes flooding in Sta Rosa, Philippines.
Bullit Marquez / AP

A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine pierces his cheeks with electrical wire to celebrate the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand. The painful acts are said to purify participants.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine pierces his cheeks with electrical wire to celebrate the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand. The painful acts are said to purify participants.
NICOLAS ASFOURI / Getty

South Korean Lee Cheon-Woo cries as he becomes one of 90 people to be briefly reunited with their North Korean relatives. More than 66,000 people are on a waiting list to see their loved ones.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - South Korean Lee Cheon-Woo cries as he becomes one of 90 people to be briefly reunited with their North Korean relatives. More than 66,000 people are on a waiting list to see their loved ones.
The Korea Press Photographers' Association / Getty

A park ranger surveys damage caused by flooding at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. Deforestation has made the impressive ecosystem prone to floods.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A park ranger surveys damage caused by flooding at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. Deforestation has made the impressive ecosystem prone to floods.
Joe Penney / Reuters

Ukrainian policemen detain a man dressed as Chewbacca for illegal election-day campaigning in Odessa during mayoral elections.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Ukrainian policemen detain a man dressed as Chewbacca for illegal election-day campaigning in Odessa during mayoral elections.
Stringer

Farmer Zhang Xianping rides his 1300-pound pig "Big Precious" in Zhangjiakou, China.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Farmer Zhang Xianping rides his 1300-pound pig
China Stringer Network

Iraq Shi’ite Muslims tap themselves with knives and razors to celebrate Ashura in Baghdad. The festival commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Muhammad.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Iraq Shi’ite Muslims tap themselves with knives and razors to celebrate Ashura in Baghdad. The festival commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Muhammad.
Ahmed Saad / Stringer Iraq / Reuters

A Pakistani woman, who lost two grandsons in Monday's earthquake, mourns as she sits in the rubble of her home. More than 380 people were killed in the region.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A Pakistani woman, who lost two grandsons in Monday's earthquake, mourns as she sits in the rubble of her home. More than 380 people were killed in the region.
Anjum Naveed / AP

The One World Trade Center and Sydney Opera House are lit in the blue, white and red colors of the French flag to honor the victims of the November attacks in Paris.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - The One World Trade Center and Sydney Opera House are lit in the blue, white and red colors of the French flag to honor the victims of the November attacks in Paris.
Carlo Allegri / Reuters

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - The One World Trade Center and Sydney Opera House are lit in the blue, white and red colors of the French flag to honor the victims of the November attacks in Paris.
Cameron Spencer / Getty

A rescue worker comforts a horse as they attempt to save the animal following a mudslide in Mariana, Brazil.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A rescue worker comforts a horse as they attempt to save the animal following a mudslide in Mariana, Brazil.
Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Martin Shkreli, who became known as "Pharma bro" after raising the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 overnight, is arrested for securities fraud.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - Martin Shkreli, who became known as
Andrew Burton / Staff

A man carries a dog as he wades through a flooded street in Chennai, India.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A man carries a dog as he wades through a flooded street in Chennai, India.
Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters

People disarm an Orthodox Jewish assailant after he stabbed and injured six participants at an annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem.

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - People disarm an Orthodox Jewish assailant after he stabbed and injured six participants at an annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem.
Amir Cohen / Reuters

A dolphin jumping next to the refugees' raft

70 Of The Most Touching Photos Taken In 2015 - A dolphin jumping next to the refugees' raft
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