They say that sometimes in tragedy we find out life’s purpose, but also on another hand, how much tragedy should a human being be exposed to during his lifetime in order to find that purpose?

We deliver you a roundup of the best photos taken this week around the world, personally selected to you for your personal enjoyment.

People wait to buy the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, outside an Apple store in Hong Kong. (Vincent Yu / AP)
People wait to buy the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, outside an Apple store in Hong Kong. (Vincent Yu / AP)
A Syrian woman with her four children begs on the street in Istanbul, Turkey. (BULENT KILIC / AFP - GETTY IMAGES)
A Syrian woman with her four children begs on the street in Istanbul, Turkey. (BULENT KILIC / AFP – GETTY IMAGES)
Syrian Kurds carry their belongings near the Syrian border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group that prompted an appeal for international intervention (AFP / Getty images)
Syrian Kurds carry their belongings near the Syrian border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group that prompted an appeal for international intervention (AFP / Getty images)
About 3,000 Syrian men, women and children arrived at the Turkish border roughly 10 km (6 miles) from Kobani but were still waiting on the Syrian side after night fell, a Reuters witness said, as Turkish forces stopped the crowd from crossing. (Kadir Celikcan / REUTERS)
About 3,000 Syrian men, women and children arrived at the Turkish border roughly 10 km (6 miles) from Kobani but were still waiting on the Syrian side after night fell, a Reuters witness said, as Turkish forces stopped the crowd from crossing. (Kadir Celikcan / REUTERS)
A wildfire approaches the shores of Bass Lake, California. Thousands of firefighters struggled to keep up with a dozen major wildfires burning more than 200,000 acres across the length of California. (Darvin Atkeson / YosemiteLandscapes.com via AP)
A wildfire approaches the shores of Bass Lake, California. Thousands of firefighters struggled to keep up with a dozen major wildfires burning more than 200,000 acres across the length of California. (Darvin Atkeson / YosemiteLandscapes.com via AP)
Mountain guides used lamps to illuminate the Matterhorn, in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the mountain, Switzerland. (ROBERT BOESCH / AP)
Mountain guides used lamps to illuminate the Matterhorn, in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the mountain, Switzerland. (ROBERT BOESCH / AP)
Pope Francis celebrates the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.(ALAMY LIVE NEWS.)
Pope Francis celebrates the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.(ALAMY LIVE NEWS)
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards the Islamic State controlled Zummar near Mosul, IRAQ. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters)
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards the Islamic State controlled Zummar near Mosul, IRAQ. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters)
A Liberian Red Cross burial team remove the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Monrovia, Liberia. (DANIEL BEREHULAK / THE NEW YORK TIMES - REDUX)
A Liberian Red Cross burial team remove the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Monrovia, Liberia. (DANIEL BEREHULAK / THE NEW YORK TIMES – REDUX)
A resident tows his vending stall as he wades through a flooded street during heavy rains brought on by tropical storm Fung-Wong in Manila, the Philippines. (TED ALJIBE / AFP - GETTY IMAGES)
A resident tows his vending stall as he wades through a flooded street during heavy rains brought on by tropical storm Fung-Wong in Manila, the Philippines. (TED ALJIBE / AFP – GETTY IMAGES)
A protester shoots fireworks as Turkish riot police try to disperse Kurdish protestors who attemped to pass the Turkey-Syria border to support Syrian Kurdish fighters (PYD) against Islamic State militants at Suruc District in Sanliurfa city, southeastern Turkey. (EPA)
A protester shoots fireworks as Turkish riot police try to disperse Kurdish protestors who attemped to pass the Turkey-Syria border to support Syrian Kurdish fighters (PYD) against Islamic State militants at Suruc District in Sanliurfa city, southeastern Turkey. (EPA)
Environmental protesters form the words "Beyond Coal + Gas" during a meeting in a park in Sydney, as part of a global protest on climate change. Australians rallied for climate action forming a human chain message (AFP / Getty images)
Environmental protesters form the words “Beyond Coal + Gas” during a meeting in a park in Sydney, as part of a global protest on climate change. Australians rallied for climate action forming a human chain message (AFP / Getty images)
A Palestinian boy sits next to burning tyres during cashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem. (ABED OMAR QUSINI / Reuters)
A Palestinian boy sits next to burning tyres during cashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem. (ABED OMAR QUSINI / Reuters)
People listen as Sir Bob Geldof speaks to members of the public and supporters of the 'Better Together' campaign from a raised stage in Trafalgar Square in London, England. (GETTY images)
People listen as Sir Bob Geldof speaks to members of the public and supporters of the ‘Better Together’ campaign from a raised stage in Trafalgar Square in London, England. (GETTY images)
A tear gas canister bursts during confrontations with protesters after a repossession of a building inhabited illegally by theFLM (Front Fight for Housing) social movement in the city center of Sao Paulo, Brazil. About 70 people were detained by police (Getty Images)
A tear gas canister bursts during confrontations with protesters after a repossession of a building inhabited illegally by theFLM (Front Fight for Housing) social movement in the city center of Sao Paulo, Brazil. About 70 people were detained by police. (Getty Images)
Muslims gather for Friday prayers on the street outside the Mevlana Moschee mosque on a nation-wide action day to protest against the Islamic State (IS) in Berlin, Germany. Muslims across Germany followed a call by the country's Central Council of Muslims to protest against the ongoing violence by IS fighters in Syria and Iraq. (Sean Gallup / Getty Images)
Muslims gather for Friday prayers on the street outside the Mevlana Moschee mosque on a nation-wide action day to protest against the Islamic State (IS) in Berlin, Germany. Muslims across Germany followed a call by the country’s Central Council of Muslims to protest against the ongoing violence by IS fighters in Syria and Iraq. (Sean Gallup / Getty Images)
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  • May El Masri, September 23, 2014 @ 11:25 am

    Photographers catching the most intimate and sibcere human instances, in their deepest forms, most of them were heart clenching and got me all teary-eyed, just when you’re about to lose faith in humanity caught in a war of man against man, you see the laugh of a child in a red dress on the street and a look of hope in a world where we’re “better together”. Amazing pictures.

  • Ghazayel, September 23, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

    thank you,
    in fact that particular photo showing the little girl in the red dress was positively shocking to me, with that magical smile of her, not knowing the current situation that her family is being through right now.

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