28 Photos That Brilliantly Capture The Beauty And Horror Of Human Life.

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A Yazidi girl rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border.

Every day we go about our daily lives and routines... pick up a Starbucks, playfully argue with a friend, chat at the water cooler, drive home in traffic, watch the same TV shows, go to sleep. Wake up the next day and do the same thing.

It's sometimes easy to forget, even after watching the news or traveling to a foreign country, that there is a lot going on in the world outside of our small bubbles of influence. Things both horrifying and beautiful, amazing and sorrowful, positive and negative.

The photos below illustrate 28 amazing moments which capture the beauty and essence of humanity, even if it's not always uplifting.

Warning: Some of the photos below are quite graphic and powerful.

This little girl with blonde hair and blue eyes belongs to the Kurdish Yazidi sect. Her people are being targeted by the violent religious group know as ISIS. They are trying to kill off the Yazidi blood line, simply because of their religious beliefs. This poor girl and her family had no choice but to leave their homes behind and flee the violent group that was after them.

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