Hello everyone this is Gregorio Borgia (@gregorioborgia) Associated Press photojournalist based in Rome. This week I am taking over @ap.images Instagram feed to share photos from Europe's mounting migrant crisis. More than 300000 people have sought to cross the Mediterranean Sea so far in 2015 up from 219000 in all of last year as European authorities grapple with the largest influx since World War II. Recently I have been at sea documenting migrant search and rescue missions in the…

Hello everyone this is Gregorio Borgia (@gregorioborgia) Associated Press photojournalist based in Rome. This week I am taking over @ap.images Instagram feed to share photos from Europe's mounting migrant crisis. More than 300000 people have sought to cross the Mediterranean Sea so far in 2015 up from 219000 in all of last year as European authorities grapple with the largest influx since World War II. Recently I have been at sea documenting migrant search and rescue missions in the…

Not all heroes wear capes. This one wears a vest. Tremper is a search-and-rescue dog and full-time hero. Find out more about how he is an an ambassador for avalanche awareness.

Not all heroes wear capes. This one wears a vest. Tremper is a search-and-rescue dog and full-time hero. Find out more about how he is an an ambassador for avalanche awareness.

Orion, age 13, Vacaville, Calif. He worked at the World Trade Center for five days after the attacks and later participated in searches for missing hikers in the High Sierras, at elevations of as much as 12,000 feet. Orion’s owner says that the dog ‘‘loved the work. His purpose in living was doing search and rescue work.’’

The Search-and-Rescue Dogs of 9/11

Orion, age 13, Vacaville, Calif. He worked at the World Trade Center for five days after the attacks and later participated in searches for missing hikers in the High Sierras, at elevations of as much as 12,000 feet. Orion’s owner says that the dog ‘‘loved the work. His purpose in living was doing search and rescue work.’’

United States Agency for International Development search and rescue dogs along with their handlers arrived at Misawa Air Base, Japan (above). U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marie Brown

United States Agency for International Development search and rescue dogs along with their handlers arrived at Misawa Air Base, Japan (above). U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marie Brown

Mistaya RIver - When I was taking this photo I had no idea that my girlfriend that was standing around 20m behind me had been swept into the river and was tumbling down a series of waterfalls fighting for her life. It took me ages to edit it as I didn't want to remember what happened. Thankfully thanks to the incredible search and rescue team she's now physically ok even though the trauma will probably last the rest of her life. Hopefully this will serve as a reminder to everyone to be extra…

Mistaya RIver - When I was taking this photo I had no idea that my girlfriend that was standing around 20m behind me had been swept into the river and was tumbling down a series of waterfalls fighting for her life. It took me ages to edit it as I didn't want to remember what happened. Thankfully thanks to the incredible search and rescue team she's now physically ok even though the trauma will probably last the rest of her life. Hopefully this will serve as a reminder to everyone to be extra…

During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors. Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive, and they have been commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled 'Retrieved'

The 9/11 rescue dogs: Portraits of the last surviving animals who scoured Ground Zero one decade on

During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors. Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive, and they have been commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled 'Retrieved'

Image detail for -Five of the remaining 9/11 search and rescue dogs; Abby, Manny, Dawson ...

Image detail for -Five of the remaining 9/11 search and rescue dogs; Abby, Manny, Dawson ...

13 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About The Coast Guard

13 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About The Coast Guard

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