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Either we are talking about loss or the joy to survive, ordinary people react in extraordinary ways when they face life’s biggest challenges. Expect an emotional roller-coaster and don’t be ashamed to release those salty drops from your eyes.

Our lives seem dominated by routine and the mundane. However, from time to time, an inspired photographer is there to capture something able to trigger our most intimate and powerful emotions.

The following 15 heartbreaking photos will help you reconsider your position on life in general by enlarging your perspective. Everyone eventually faces problems and difficulties, but when you put them next to this, they become easier to handle.

1. Refugee Crisis

A migrant boy cries as he walks on a railway track after he crossed the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary August 27, 2015. Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, passed through coils of razor-wire into Europe. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

via India Times

It is impossible to keep your heart cold when you hear the story of millions of Syrian refugees who are crossing the Balkans in the hope of finding a better life in Western Europe.

Walking was by far the fastest and the cheapest way to get your family to the German or Austrian border, and rail tracks provided the shortest distance.

It is obvious that these kids here are unable to enjoy the sights. Hunger, the discomfort of walking hundreds of miles day after day, can only add up the uncertainty of their fate.

Europe is currently divided at a political level between those that support the refugee quotas and those who reject the idea altogether.

Photos like this can only enforce the concept that everyone deserves a better life and that the Syrian conflict is ours to handle.

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