Powerful Images of Love & Compassion
During massive floods in Cuttack City, India, in 2011, a heroic villager saved numerous stray cats by carrying them with a basket balanced on his head.
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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 in 2011.
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Zanjeer the dog saved thousands of lives during Mumbai serial blasts in March 1993 by detecting more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition. He was buried with full honors in 2000.
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A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, in 2009.
Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the Tornado in March, 2012.
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A dog which had been washed out to sea was rescued by the New Zealand Navy, following a wild storm.
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The Japan Coast Guard rescue a dog who survived the massive earthquake subsequent tsunami and then three weeks at sea in northern Japan in 2011.
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And here he is! The rescued dog named Bansurvived more than three weeks alone after Japan's deadly tsunami.
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