There are certain things that define humanity. These picture give us a different window into the world. Pain, beauty, horror, love, friendship, life are all shown in these inspiring, powerful images of 2012. Let's not forget what's going on in the world around us!
A gay rights activist clashes with an Orthodox Christian activis durin the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), in Tbilisi, Georgia.
A boy cries as he holds his sister in his lap after a confrontation with squatters and police personnel, who arrived to demolish houses that were built illegally, in Kathmandu.
A village boy leads his goat past a parched pond on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India.
A horrible picture of a damaged military intelligence building and human blood remains in the streets of Damascus, Syria, after a 2 bomb explosion.
Radio personalities Fitzy and Wippa lift a 72 year old Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the world shortest person, as he touches the ocean and sand for the first time in his life at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.
Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo unload from a truck as they arrive at the Nyakabande refugee transit camp in Kisoro town in Uganda's capital, Kampala.