Most touching moments of 2017

Source: Global Times Published: 2017/12/28 20:21:47

  • Nurse Zhao Kaili comforts an anxious Yan Zhaogen, 82, as she readies to undergo surgery for a fractured bone on February 27, 2017. “Do not fear, grandma. Take a nap, we will be with you the whole time,” Zhao told Yang. Photo: VCG

  • A 96-year-old woman surnamed Wei poses with her son for a wedding photo that she never got to take with her husband on October 22, 2017. Wei’s husband had died young and the young couple never had a chance to take their wedding photos. Learning of his mother’s wish, Cai Bingjie (right), arranged for the photo and took his late father’s place. Photo: VCG

  • Wang Xule, an instructor with the Suqian armed police, bids a tearful farewell to his police dog with a salute at sundown on November 30, 2017. Photo: VCG

  • Ophthalmologist Zhang Xiaofang, 97, sees a patient at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. Since his retirement, Zhang has volunteered to give consultations and train younger doctors on a weekly basis. His dedication has led media to dub him “China’s most beautiful doctor.” Photo: VCG

  • Rogelio (right) and Miriam embrace through the border wall between Mexico and the US as they get married during the "Keep our dream alive" event on December 10, 2017. Photo: VCG

  • Six-year-old Bradley Lowery, whose lifelong battle with cancer touched hearts of millions worldwide, kicks a ball with Sunderland player Jermain Defoe. The young Sunderland fan had befriended Defoe before passing away from complications from neuroblastoma on July 8, 2017. Photo: VCG

  • Violinist Ameen Mukdad (right) performs as an Iraqi soldier stands guard at the Nabi Yunus shrine in eastern Mosul, Iraq on April 19, 2017. Mukdad’s public performance marked his first in 2.5 years since the Islamic State took control of the city, during which IS fighters had smashed his instruments. Photo: VCG

  • An airman with the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard rescues a little girl stranded by the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey as he is winched into a H-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. Once safely on board, he gave the little girl a lollipop. Photo: VCG

  • Police attempt a rescue of 4-year-old Ali Ahmad after a suicide attack at a Shiite Muslim Mosque on August 25, 2017. Photo: VCG

  • A woman performs first aid on a man injured in the Westminster Bridge terror attack on March 22, 2017. Photo: VCG

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