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21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

From the showdown on Capitol Hill over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to the aftermath of the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, here are the most powerful pictures from the past week.

Posted on October 5, 2018, at 5:23 p.m. ET

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Activists rally inside the Senate Hart Office Building during a protest in opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Oct. 4.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives for a campaign rally in Rochester, Minnesota, Oct. 4.

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Southaven, Mississippi, Oct. 2.

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Sen. Jeff Flake listens to fellow committee members debate the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a hearing Sept. 28 in Washington, DC.

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Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a Boston rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Oct. 1.

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Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a news conference in the White House briefing room about the New York Times report on the Trump family’s taxes, Oct. 3.

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On the first anniversary of the mass shooting, Oct. 1, people gather around the shuttered site of the country music festival where a shooter opened fire in Las Vegas.

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People ride past a boat and collapsed buildings in Palu, Indonesia, on Oct. 1, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area.

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Indonesian men carry car tires past a ship that was swept ashore by the tsunami in Wani Village on the outskirts of Palu, Indonesia, on Oct. 4.

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Sand is placed over bodies of victims of the earthquake and tsunami during a mass burial at the Poboya Cemetery in Palu, Indonesia, Oct. 2.

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A picture of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy, Nassir al-Mosabeh, who was killed during a protest at the Israel–Gaza border fence, on his desk at a school in the southern Gaza Strip, Sept. 30.

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A migrant, part of a group intercepted off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, stands in a queue after arriving on a rescue boat at the port of Motril, Spain, on Oct. 2.

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Inmates in a chapel as Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel look for contraband among inmates at the Manila City Jail on Sept. 29.

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Catalonia’s pro-independence supporters clash with Mossos d’Esquadra police officers during an event commemorating the 2017 Catalonia Independence Referendum on Sept. 29, in Barcelona.

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A pile of ivory is burned during a ceremony Sept. 30, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Zoo staff gather as a female elephant named Noor Jahan eats cake at her 14th birthday celebration at the Zoological Garden in Karachi, Pakistan, on Oct. 4.

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A US Secret Service agent helps to steady first lady Melania Trump after she is bumped by a baby elephant at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 5.

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Donna Strickland, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, poses with her paper that started her career 30 years ago, after winning the Nobel Prize for physics on Oct. 2.

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Indian schoolchildren with their heads shaved and dressed like Mahatma Gandhi assemble during an event at a school in Chennai on Oct. 1 ahead of Gandhi’s birthday anniversary.

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A woman dances under a giant rainbow flag during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 30.

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Framed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, a man casts his fishing line into the Tidal Basin at dawn in Washington, DC, on Oct. 1.

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