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40 Faces Of Pure Joy

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

A 101-year-old man raises his arms after touching down at the London City Airport. Born before the invention of the airplane, he had never flown before.


Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters

A 5-year-old boy plays with a dolphin at a special centre for people with disabilities in Moscow. The boy spends 30-minute long sessions with the dolphin to help his cerebral paralysis.




East Germans pass across the border between Hungary and Austria. In 1989 thousands of East Germans were able to flee to the West after the iron curtain was destroyed.



Finbarr O'Reilly WS / Reuters

Odette Edumke is reunited with her eight-year-old daughter in Congo. The Red Cross reunited 25 children from a rebel city with their families who were displced years ago by war in Central Africa's Democratic Republic of Congo.



Hyungwon Kang / Reuters

A Beijing crowd celebrates after winning the 2008 Olympic vote in front of a department store. The 2008 Olympics were the first ever to be held in China.


Carlos Barria / Reuters

Wang Hui Qio and Guo Hua Li, grandmothers of the newborn baby of Yang Huiqing, celebrate her birth in Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Yang and her husband Chen Yiming, both born under the one-child policy, had their first baby as the world population was about to reach the seven billion mark.


Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters

Maria Rodriguez and Mindy Wilson react as the Third Brigade Combat Team First Cavalry Division arrives on the field during a homecoming ceremony at the Fort Hood Army post.

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