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Heartwarming Moments of History When Humans Chose Compassion Over Violence

Compassion and conflict are two important things in anyone’s life. During conflict or violence it is very difficult for someone to look for compassion. Harmony and conflict are the natural phenomena and both are the two sides of a same issue. Today we’ve compiled a list of some mind blowing photographs showing no to hate and violence. These images are depicting love and affection. Take a look on the following photographs which set an example for all of us to choose compassion during conflict.

Joseph Dwyer carries an injured boy away from fire and to safety. [Iraq War, c. 2003 – 2011]
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A soldier shares water and food with three children on Saipan. 
[c. July, 1944]
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Protesters carry a wounded policeman to safety. [Turkey, 2013]
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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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Journalist Raymond Walker rushe soviet soldier is given water by a Ukrainian woman after being captured. [World War II, 1941]
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A soldier runs from the battlefield with two small Vietnamese children in his arms.
 [Vietnam War, c. 1955 – 1975]
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A Bosnian soldier cares for a baby he saved during the evacuation of Goražde. [1995]
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A medic bandages the injured foot of a child while his younger brother looks on. [World War II, 1944]
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A woman defends a wounded protester from a military bulldozer [Egypt, 2013]
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A German soldier applies a dressing to a wounded Russian civilian. [World War II, c. 1941]
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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]
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An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall’. [Cold War, 1961]
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embrace the army after they refuse orders to fire on civilians [Egyptian Revolution, 2011]
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Two American soldiers try to comfort an upset girl with a puppy. [World War II, 1944]
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 A Ukrainian soldier kisses his girlfriend through the gate of a base surrounded by pro-Russian militants [2014]
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American soldiers take Dutch children to a dance.
 [World War II, c. 1944 – 1945]
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An Afghan soldier carries a crying child away from the scene of a recent explosion. [Afghanistan War, c. 2001 – 2014]
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A German soldier shares his rations with a Russian mother and her child. [World War II, c. 1941]
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A Russian police officer carries a released baby from the school seized by heavily armed masked men and women in the town of Beslan. [2004]
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An infantryman is comforted by his comrade. 
[Korean War, c. 1950 – 1953]
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A Jordanian soldier warms the hands of a Syrian baby evacuated from the country. [Syrian Civil War, c. 2013]
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Officer Joselito Sevilla is comforted after being berated by a protester. [Manila, Philippines, 2013]
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An American soldier holds the hand of a young Afghan girl. [Afghanistan War, 2010]
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A soldier chats with a little girl. [2011]
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Christians protect Muslims as they pray during the Egyptian revolution. [Cairo, Egypt, 2011]
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A French soldier helps a family fleeing from the Spanish Civil War. [c. 1938]
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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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A Soviet soldier shares his cigarettes with German prisoners. [World War II, July, 1943]
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The community of Ferguson, Missouri, band together to protect stores from looting. [2014]
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Keshia Thomas, 18, protects a white supremacist from an angry mob. [1996]
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