40 Powerful Photos Of Love And Its Many Beautiful Forms

Vivian Boyack, 91, left, and Alice "Nonie" Dubes, 90, legally marry in the state of Iowa after 72 years together.

Vivian Boyack, 91, left, and Alice "Nonie" Dubes, 90, legally marry in the state of Iowa after 72 years together.

A woman says goodbye to her friend.

A woman says goodbye to her friend.

John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes the coffin at his father's funeral.

John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes the coffin at his father's funeral.

A South Korean man says a tearful goodbye to his North Korean brother after a temporary government-allowed reunion.

A South Korean man says a tearful goodbye to his North Korean brother after a temporary government-allowed reunion.

Photographer Angelo Merendino and his wife, Jen, shave her head after she undergoes treatment for cancer.

Photographer Angelo Merendino and his wife, Jen, shave her head after she undergoes treatment for cancer.

Two Maoris greet each other by pressing their noses together.

Two Maoris greet each other by pressing their noses together.

A couple kisses in a photo booth in 1953.

A couple kisses in a photo booth in 1953.

Gorete Borges Teodoro and her daughter, Renata Teodoro, hold hands at the border fence in Nogales, Arizona in 2013. Gorete was deported to Mexico six years prior.

Gorete Borges Teodoro and her daughter, Renata Teodoro, hold hands at the border fence in Nogales, Arizona in 2013. Gorete was deported to Mexico six years prior.

Soldier Chad Flemming meets his daughter for the first time after returning home from deployment.

Soldier Chad Flemming meets his daughter for the first time after returning home from deployment.

A boy hugs his sister after rescuing her from the rubble of their home in Syria.

A boy hugs his sister after rescuing her from the rubble of their home in Syria.

A couple embraces in New York, 2008.

A couple embraces in New York, 2008.

A woman receives the remains of her fallen husband, sixty years after his death.

A woman receives the remains of her fallen husband, sixty years after his death.

A woman and her three-year-old daughter embrace. Both were attacked with acid by their husband/father.

A woman and her three-year-old daughter embrace. Both were attacked with acid by their husband/father.

A Syrian refugee kisses a 10-day-old baby after carrying her to safety in Jordan.

A Syrian refugee kisses a 10-day-old baby after carrying her to safety in Jordan.

A boy plays violin at the funeral of the teacher who taught him to play.

A boy plays violin at the funeral of the teacher who taught him to play.

An albino baby and his cousin sleep in Kinshasa, Congo.

An albino baby and his cousin sleep in Kinshasa, Congo.

A 103-year-old man spends his final moments with his son.

A 103-year-old man spends his final moments with his son.

A woman holds her newborn child while crying from exhaustion.

A woman holds her newborn child while crying from exhaustion.

A girl and a Red Cross volunteer bond in a Belgrade shelter after a flood in Serbia.

A girl and a Red Cross volunteer bond in a Belgrade shelter after a flood in Serbia.

Children shelter a stray dog during a monsoon in Mumbai.

Children shelter a stray dog during a monsoon in Mumbai.

A boy is comforted as his brother leaves for his first day of school.

A boy is comforted as his brother leaves for his first day of school.

Frank Tugend, a coal miner, is held by his grandson.

Frank Tugend, a coal miner, is held by his grandson.

A couple dances the tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A couple dances the tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A man plays an instrument for a child in Bali.

A man plays an instrument for a child in Bali.

A woman is reunited with her dog after an earthquake in La Plata, Argentina.

A woman is reunited with her dog after an earthquake in La Plata, Argentina.

A woman stands with her son in Kasangulu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

A woman stands with her son in Kasangulu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

A father and son hold hands at different stages of life.

A father and son hold hands at different stages of life.

Two siblings embrace in southern Sudan, 1998.

Two siblings embrace in southern Sudan, 1998.

Sharon Burk and Mollie Wagoner hug after learning that the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional, allowing same-sex marriage in the US.

Sharon Burk and Mollie Wagoner hug after learning that the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional, allowing same-sex marriage in the US.

A couple stands in the rubble of their home after a tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma in 2013.

A couple stands in the rubble of their home after a tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma in 2013.

A couple kisses at their wedding in North Carolina.

A couple kisses at their wedding in North Carolina.

A woman helps her mother in the ocean in Cape Town, South Africa.

A woman helps her mother in the ocean in Cape Town, South Africa.

A young couple embraces at a music festival.

A young couple embraces at a music festival.

A couple plays the piano together in New York in 2011. The couple had been together for 72 years at the time of the photo.

A couple plays the piano together in New York in 2011. The couple had been together for 72 years at the time of the photo.

Sgt. Brandon Morgan, right, kisses his partner Dalan Wells at the Marine base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, upon returning from six months in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Brandon Morgan, right, kisses his partner Dalan Wells at the Marine base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, upon returning from six months in Afghanistan.

A patient greets a dressed-up window washer at a children's hospital in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

A patient greets a dressed-up window washer at a children's hospital in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, embrace in 2011 after becoming the first same-sex couple to marry at the Manhattan City Clerk's office.

Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, embrace in 2011 after becoming the first same-sex couple to marry at the Manhattan City Clerk's office.

Christians protect the Muslims during their prayer in Cairo during the 2011n uprising.

Christians protect the Muslims during their prayer in Cairo during the 2011n uprising.

Father and son enjoy the beach.

Father and son enjoy the beach.

A couple kisses after being married during a monsoon in Manila.

A couple kisses after being married during a monsoon in Manila.