We've often heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but some are so instantly striking that they make us seek out the words to go with them.
Whether it's because of the emotion we can see on the faces of those involved, the extreme actions they're taking, or just our ability to recognize some hard times unfolding, some photos freeze us in place. And even though we'll surely be saddened by the story of what happened, we have to know anyway.
Today, we have some particularly evocative photos to witness and reflect on. Hopefully, they can offer us some perspective.