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Each [side in this war] looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged.

Abraham Lincoln

President of the United States (1861-1865)

Snapshots of Life

from the Smithsonian

Toilet Paper Model

Every year in Rome the Roma Pride celebration takes place, a peaceful parade through the streets of the capital.

A little girl plays with a broom and parades down the street wrapped in toilet paper carried by her following parents. In the last few years of Roma Pride, m...More

Guardian Angel

In her father's shop in Bushnell Nebraska, she watches over a newborn calf that had a difficult delivery. The way she cradled his head with her hands was so tender and gentle. It was obvious it came from a place of love.

Oh Lord!

Oh Lord! Save me from all the evil..... This huge-eyed primate is one of the unforgettable memories of my wilderness journeys in Wilpattu National Park. A distraught voice was heard a little after dawn from a close by patch of shrub. This frightened, innocent creature, a gray sl...More


Most bear cubs are not killed by relatives. In order to prevent the killing, females try to mate with as many males as possible so they will not be a threat to her cubs.

Catching the Bull

The Jallikattu festival in Tamil Nadu, the local people play sport of catching the bull.

Portrait in the Mirror

Taras is the name of the person you see on the picture. Earlier this year Taras was diagnosed with cancer. He is a young guy passionate about photography. The whole city was collecting money to help him cure.

Road to Ruin

Syria, January 2017 - Destroyed street alley in east Aleppo. Residents who have returned to the streets. A child and his mom search a beauty shop for nail polish and other non-broken things.

Hindu Prayers

In the evening, hundreds of Hindu devotees sit and pray with lamps and food in the Baba Loknath temple during the fasting ceremony known as Rakher Upobash. The fasters will break fasting by eating when all the lamps burn out. Location: Samibag, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Polar Bear Scratch

Polar bear cub cleaning off his coat after a swim in the Arctic ice