Powerful Photos That Will Change The Way You See The World.

An Un-Staged Photo Of A Female Soldier In Iraq


This photo is confusing to many. Some think it’s staged, others wonder why the woman isn’t wearing her helmet, and the majority of people are curious about the soldier’s gender. The photo is not staged. A young girl was curious about the female soldier and went up to talk to her. Scotty, a lucky photographer, was able to capture the moment. In an interview after the photo was taken, the girl talked about how cool it was to see a female doing a man’s job.

The woman was not wearing a helmet because she wanted the village people to know she trusted them. She wore the headpiece out of respect for their culture. Oftentimes, female soldiers are sent into the villages because they are more easily trusted.

Celebrating The Growth Of Children: The Meiji Jingu Shrine Of Tokyo


A young girl wearing her kimono bows at a festival to her father. The festival is to celebrate the growth of the children and to pray for a good future for each of them. Held at the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, the festival occurred on Sunday, November 18th, 2012.

The Meiji Jingu Shrine is an old shrine dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. The process of building it started in 1915 and was officially completed in 1926. Unfortunately, during WWII, the original building was destroyed. What is seen by today’s people is a version reconstructed in October of 1958