These images I am sharing with you have inspired me, made me think and reflect on my life, the world and us as a people. We must all take care of each other and inspire change even the smallest. I will continue on my mission to Sculpt the World as I see it. Let’s turn our darkest moments into our brightest ones as we evolve and become a better representation of ourselves.
Israeli high school students look at a model of the Warsaw Ghetto at the museum “From Holocaust to Revival” in Kibbutz Yad Mordechai near the costal town of Ashkelon, Sunday, April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Visitors look at pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust in the Hall of Names in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Holocaust survivors light six torches representing the six million victims of the Nazi genocide during the opening ceremony of the Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. Sunday, April 7, 2013. Israel’s annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust has begun with a ceremony marking 70 years since the Warsaw ghetto uprising. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
North Koreans gather during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un’s call to arms. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
Have you ever been frustrated by your favorite zoo’s lack of concern for human safety? Have you ever wanted to throw caution to the wind and get into an enclosure with a lion, tiger or another of nature’s great predators that could potentially kill you on the spot? If so, a trip to Argentina’s Lujan Zoo may be for you. According to GrindTV, the Lujan Zoo in Buenos Aires lets visitors touch, cuddle and even climb on their animals.
A plaque below the balcony at the former Lorraine Motel, now a part of the National Civil Rights Museum, in Memphis, Tenn., commemorates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 2013. A wreath marks the place where King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
Easter In India
Indian Christians light candles and pray beside the graves of their dear ones early morning as they observe Easter in Purulia, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) west of Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Easter In Spain
Celia de La Vega, 7 years old, hangs from a rope as she reveals the face of the religious figure of the Virgin Mary , during the Easter Sunday ceremony ”Descent of the Angel”, during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Easter In Pakistan
Pakistani Christian girls, display their hands decorated with Bangles and painted with Henna paste as they celebrate Easter holiday following a mass at in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, March 31, 2013. Pakistan’s Christians, are celebrating Easter along with other Christian nations. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Easter In England
Skaters dressed in flamboyant rabbit costumes leave their starting point at Hyde Park, during the traditional Easter Bunny Stroll charity event, in central London, Sunday March 31, 2013. The Easter skate extravaganza attracts some hundreds of skate enthusiasts for a fun event to herald in the summer skating season. (AP Photo/Yui Mok, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT – NO SALES – NO ARCHIVES
Easter at the Vatican
Pope Francis, right, and Cardinal Angelo Comastri pray in front of the icon of Jesus, during the celebration of the Easter mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 31, 2013. “Our daily problems and worries can wrap us up in ourselves, in sadness and bitterness, and that is where death is,” he said. “Let the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life!” said Pope Francis during the Easter vigil. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Easter in Jerusalem
A Christian woman holds a candle at the Anointing Stone during the Sunday Easter mass inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Christ, in Jerusalem’s Old City, Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
John Wayne Gacy Home Excavation December 1978- notice he was asshole of the year 1974 to 1978 notorious serial killer in the Chicagoland area killing young boys and men caught on a marijuana possession charge and put to death in 1994. These pictures only recently surfaced after being in a photographer’s public account for 10 years.
An Iraqi boy who lost his mother so he drew himself a mother on the ground and slept next to her.
Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope’s first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A note left on the windshield of a woman’s car by an anonymous veteran. The reason…the man saw her plates. The woman is dating a soldiers who is serving in Afghanistan right now. I love this picture it restores my faith in humanity.
Rare WWII Color Photo: American bomber crew member with stuffed good-luck charm during World War II, England, 1942.
A Philippine journalist raises a clenched fists as they carry pictures of slain journalists during a protest at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on November 23, 2012, to commemorate the third anniversary of the November 23 Maguindanao massacre. Dozens of members of a clan whose leaders are on trial for the Philippines’ worst political massacre are candidates in 2013 elections, some for the president’s party, media and rights groups said November 23. The revelations sparked outrage on the three-year anniversary of the massacre, in which 58 people died, with critics saying the Ampatuan family’s enduring political influence underlined the country’s ‘culture of impunity’. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
In this undated photo provided by Henry Aldridge on Friday, March 15, 2013 shows the violin that was played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the ocean liner sank, Devizes, England. Survivors of the Titanic have said they remember the band, led by Wallace Hartley, playing on deck even as passengers boarded lifeboats after the ship hit an iceberg. Hartleys violin was believed lost in the 1912 disaster, but auctioneers Henry Aldridge & Son say an instrument unearthed in 2006 has undergone rigorous testing and proven to be Hartleys.
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN – MARCH 12: Black smoke billows out from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel indicating that the College of Cardinals have failed to elect a new Pope on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN – MARCH 12: (Editor note: A fisheye lens has been used for this picture) Cardinals attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Nationally, that Lost Hour costs us a grand total of $433,982,548 in lost production and medical expenses. To figure out these numbers, we looked at how the time change can lead to an increase in heart attacks, workplace injuries in the mining and construction sectors, and increased cyberloafing in offices.
A screen showing a video image of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez plays in front of the site where Chavez’s funeral ceremony will take place as people gather outside the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
In 2011, 86-year-old Konstantin Pronin was photographed sitting on a bench while he tried to find other comrades from his unit during Victory Day in Moscow, Russia. According to the AP, the veteran, who is from Belarus, has visited the same spot in Gorky Park every year since the end of WWII.
Artists Haas & Hahn painted the entire Santa Marta favela slum in Rio de Janeiro.
In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message on the occasion of his farewell meeting to cardinals, at the Vatican, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Benedict XVI promised his “unconditional reverence and obedience” to his successor in his final words to his cardinals Thursday, a poignant farewell before he becomes the first pope in 600 years to resign. (AP Photo/L’Osservatore Romano, ho)
Inflatable letters compose the message “Thank You Benedict, we are all with you” in the town of Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Officials are expecting an enthusiastic welcome from the faithful in Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where Pope Benedict XVI will spend his first post-Vatican days and make his last public blessing as pope. Fitting for a man looking for a quieter lifestyle, the numbers wont compare to his hectic send-off from St. Peters Square on the eve of his retirement. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope Benedict XVI greets faithful from his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where Pope Benedict XVI will spend his first post-Vatican days and made his last public blessing as pope,Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A Palestinian woman prays during the funeral of Arafat Jaradat in the West Bank town of Saeer, near Hebron, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Thousands have attended the funeral procession of a 30-year-old Palestinian man who died under disputed circumstances in Israeli custody. Palestinian officials say autopsy results show Jaradat was tortured by Israeli interrogators, while Israeli officials say there’s no conclusive cause of death yet and that more tests are needed. (Bernat Armangue / AP)
Indian commuters travel in a local train in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Indian Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is presenting the country’s rail budget for next fiscal year in the parliament Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Indian railway network is one of the world’s largest, with some 14 million passengers daily and some 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) of railway track cut through some of the most densely populated cities. (Bikas Das / AP)
A pickup truck with a snowman in the back drives through the snow after the area is hit by a snowstorm on February 26, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the second major snowstorm the midwest has seen this week dropping a half-foot or more of snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands… (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)
A Hindu priest washes his face with sea water during a religious ceremony called Melasti on Ngobaran Beach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Melasti is performed a week ahead of Balinese Hindu’s Day of Silence to purify the universe from bad influences, bad deeds and bad thoughts. (Gembong Nusantara / AP)
The full moon is seen above the St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, early Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates. Benedict signed a legal document, issued Monday, with some line-by-line changes to the 1996 Vatican law governing the election of a new pope. It is one of his last acts as pope before resigning Thursday. (Dmitry Lovetsky / AP)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim at a synagogue on February 23, 2013 in Bnei Brak, Israel.The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Uriel Sinai / Getty Images)
Buddhist monks hold candles as they walk around a Pagoda on Makha Bhucha Day at the Dhammakaya Temple in Pathumthani province on February 25, 2013. Makha Bhucha day is observed in Thailand on the full moon of the third lunar month and commemorates the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP / Getty Images)
2012 National Geographic Photography Contest. They were selected from more than 22,000 entries. Grand Prize winner, The Explosion! The subject’s name is Busaba, a well cared for Indochinese Tigress whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand. I had taken many portraits of Busaba previously and it was becoming more and more difficult to come up with an image that appeared any different to the others. Which is why I took to observing her more carefully during my visits in the hope of capturing something of a behavioral shot. The opportunity finally presented itself while watching Busaba enjoying her private pool then shaking herself dry. In all humility I have to say that Mother Nature smiled favorably on me that day!
The space shuttle Endeavour, atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, ands at Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. 21. Its journey marked the final scheduled ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program.
Felix Baumgartner jumps out of his capsule Oct. 14. Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier while making a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert.
In the Bahamas, these intricate, colorful patterns of sand and seaweed beds were created by tides and currents. NASA’s Landsat satellite captured the stunning image.
Chris Hadfield uploaded this photo and wrote, “Tonight’s finale: Northern Lights – recent aurora in green and red waves, USA and Canada below, the universe above. pic.twitter.com/sgi9q0kT”
Visitors attend the opening of the 17th Kimjongilia Festival on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition Hall, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
North Korean soldiers stand near portraits of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il while attending a rally at Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Pyongyang, North Korea, in celebration of the country’s recent nuclear test. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
A girl holds up a sign with a banner reading in Italian “You are not alone, I’m also with you” during Pope Benedict XVI’s last Angelus prayer, in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Benedict XVI gave his pontificate’s final Sunday blessing from his studio window to the cheers of tens of thousands of people packing St. Peter’s Square, but sought to reassure the faithful that he wasn’t abandoning the church by retiring to spend his final years in prayer. The 85-year-old Benedict is stepping down on Thursday evening, the first pope to do so in 600 years, after saying he no longer has the mental or physical strength to vigorously lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing during his last Angelus noon prayer, from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Benedict XVI gave his pontificate’s final Sunday blessing from his studio window to the cheers of tens of thousands of people packing St. Peter’s Square, but sought to reassure the faithful that he wasn’t abandoning the church by retiring to spend his final years in prayer. The 85-year-old Benedict is stepping down on Thursday evening, the first pope to do so in 600 years, after saying he no longer has the mental or physical strength to vigorously lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. (AP Photo/L’Osservatore Romano, ho)
A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons streaked at supersonic speed over Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured about 1,100 people and damaged 3,000 buildings. In this frame grab made from a video recorded with a dashboard camera, a meteor streaks through the sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Friday.
n this photo provided on Friday Feb. 15, 2013 by World Press Photo, the 2013 World Press Photo of the year by Paul Hansen, Sweden, for Dagens Nyheter, shows two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and her three-year-old brother Muhammad who were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their father, Fouad, was also killed and their mother was put in intensive care. Fouads brothers carry his children to the mosque for the burial ceremony as his body is carried behind on a stretcher in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, Nov. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Hansen, Dagens Nyheter)
In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 15, 2013 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Contemporary Issues Single by Micah Albert, USA, for Redux Images, shows pausing in the rain, a woman working as a trash picker at the 30-acre dump, which literally spills into households of one million people living in nearby slums, wishes she had more time to look at the books she comes across. She even likes the industrial parts catalogs. It gives me something else to do in the day besides picking trash, she said in Nairobi, Kenya, April 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Micah Albert, Redux Images)
U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.
Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans.
Robert Peraza pauses at his son’s name on the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center.
A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009.
PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also famously escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with.
A 4-month-old baby girl in a pink bear suit is miraculously rescued from the rubble by soldiers after four days missing following the Japanese tsunami.
A mother comforts her son in Concord, Alabama, near his house which was completely destroyed by a tornado in April of 2011.
“Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother’s hand to reach out for his father.
A North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps, following a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans were allowed to spend three days in North Korea to meet their 97 North Korean relatives, whom they had been separated from since the 1950-53 war.
Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from an internment camp “death train” near the Elbe in 1945.
A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011.
Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011.
A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.
Indian activists from the women’s wing of the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) takes part in human chain during a protest rally in Siliguri on February 4,2013. Over four thousand women took part in a general protest rally demanding the safety of women and also against price hike of essential commodities. (Diptendu Dutta, AFP / Getty Images)
The White House released a photo of President Obama skeet shooting on Saturday, following a wave of skepticism about Obama’s claim that he participates in the sport “all the time.” The photo, taken on August 4, 2012, shows Obama shooting clay targets at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.
The unnamed educator at Las Vegas Academy asked students to write a paper, perform a skit or recite a first-person narrative to demonstrate their knowledge of American history. With the teacher’s permission, two juniors elected to dress in KKK robes and hoods.
A rose is placed on top of a sign that reads “Stop” with a skull painted, near the gate at the concentration camp during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Holocaust survivor Stella Knobel, poses next to her teddy bear during a new exhibition of Israel’s national Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Visitors stand in front of the gate of the former nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg, eastern Germany, Sunday Jan. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa/Patrick Pleul)
Tom Sullivan, center, embraces family members outside Gateway High School where he has been searching franticly for his son Alex Sullivan who celebrated his 27th birthday by going to see “The Dark Knight Rises,” movie where a gunman opened fire Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, helps Samira Hamidi, an Afghan citizen, with a microphone during the Afghan Civil Society event at the Okura Hotel Center in Tokyo, Sunday, July 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)
Hadrian’s Auditorium: Ancient Roman Arts Center From 123 AD Discovered
Santa And The Dolphins
A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume poses with a dolphin, at the animal exhibition park Marineland, on December 19, 2012 in Antibes, southeastern France. (VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Dr. Quelokura In Nicaragua
The director of “Club of Clowns” clown school, Tito Aguirre, known as “Dr. Quelokura,” delivers a present to a patient during a visit to La Mascota Children Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Doomsday Hour In England
People embrace by the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, in southern England, as access to the site is given to druids, New Age followers and members of the public on the annual Winter Solstice, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Samuel Kunz, 88, is charged with participating in the murder of 430,000 Jews while serving as a low-ranking guard at the Belzec death camp (seen in photo). Kunz dies in November 2010, before he can be brought to trial. (Photo: Getty)
Ban Ki-Moon Gangnam Style
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is taught how to dance Gangnam Style by Korean rapper PSY at the UN headquarters in New York on October 23 2012. (AP Photo/United Nations, Eskinder Debebe)
Vladimir Putin’s tears
Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addresses his supporters with tears in his eyes he declared victory in Russia elections, just outside the Kremlin in Moscow, late on March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
Sunbathers Next To The Costa Concordia
On August 11, 2012, sunbathers sit in front of the wreck of the Costa Concordia outside the port of Isola del Giglio in Tuscany, Italy. (AP Photo, Giacomo Aprili)
RIo +20 Conference
Partial view of an installation made of recycled plastic bottles representing fishes, in Botafogo beach, in Rio de Janeiro on June 19, 2012, in the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio 2012. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GettyImages)
Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month-old son, killed by an Israeli air strike on their family house in Gaza City on November 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)
A family walks past a cross adorned with photographs of victims of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre on July 30, 2012 in Aurora Colorado. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Two women kiss in front of people taking part in a demonstration against gay marriage and adoption on October 23 2012 in Marseille, southeastern France. (GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)