A picture is worth a thousand words, says a Chinese saying. But sometimes, such a moment, captured on camera, says so much that is impossible to describe in words. Silent yet so expressive and evocative that it can make you feel a plethora of emotions ranging from empathy to disbelief and even shock.
Daredevil stuntman Nik Wallenda doing a quarter-mile tight ropewalk across the Little Colorado River Gorge in the USA. The 34-year-old is a seventh-generation artist from the "Flying Wallendas" circus family which is no stranger to such death-defying feats. At least two members of the family have lost their lives while performing such stunts in the past.
An Indonesian child looks on as volcanic ash billows out of Mt. Sinabung, an event which saw 15000 people being evacuated from a 3-mile area.
Visitors watch in wonder the annual water gushing from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River in China, during a sand-washing operation.
As Athens was pounded by a monster storm, a brave man came to save a trapped woman as gushing, muddy water swept cars away.