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Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office in 2011.
Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.
Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of his grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Albania as members of the Shala family are reunited after fleeing Kosovo.
Firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009.
Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.
Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months.
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.
Sudan People’s Liberation Army soldier stands at attention on the eve of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan.
Mother comforts her son in Concord, Alabama, near his house which was completely destroyed by a tornado in April of 2011.
German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old.
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.
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.
Man cries as he flips through a family album he found in the rubble of his old house following an earthquake in Sichuan.