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23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Here are the most incredible and breathtaking pictures from the past week.

Posted on March 16, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. ET

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Students rally outside the Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 14. Students walked out their schools to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Alia Berry-Drobnick and Sam Blank gather with other students outside the White House in Washington, DC, joining thousands of other students across the country who walked out of their classes on March 14 to call for stricter gun laws.

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A student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School visits the memorials of her friends following the walkouts on March 14.

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Nikolas Cruz is led into the courtroom before being arraigned at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 14. Cruz is accused of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, killing 17 students and adults.

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Resident Tom Parkinson places flowers on a sign at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, California, the morning after a shooter killed three hostages and himself, on March 10.

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Vehicles are trapped under the collapsed pedestrian bridge that was newly built near the Florida International University on March 15, in Miami. According to police, up to six people have been killed with at least 10 people sent to the hospital.

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Paramedics and members of the NYFD attempt to administer aid to a victim of a helicopter crash in New York City, on March 11.

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President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of the US-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego on March 13.

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A supporter carries flags and photos of Conor Lamb at an election night event for the Democratic congressional candidate of Pennsylvania's 18th district, on March 13 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. After a close race, Lamb declared a narrow victory.

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Pro-Russia supporters attend a rally marking the fourth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, on March 14.

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Military personnel wearing protective suits remove a police car and other vehicles from a public parking lot as they continue investigating the poisoning of Sergei Skripal on March 11, in Salisbury, England. Skripal, who was granted refuge in the UK following a spy swap between the US and Russia in 2010, and his daughter remain critically ill after being attacked with a nerve agent. A police officer was also hospitalized after responding to the scene.

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A US Marine and an Israeli soldier train for urban combat during Juniper Cobra, a US-Israeli joint air defense exercise in Zeelim, Israel, on March 12.

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A Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighter rests on the ground in Afrin, Syria, on March 9.

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Kashmiri Muslims carry the body of Eesa Fazili, a Kashmiri rebel who was killed in a brief gun battle with Indian government forces, during his funeral on March 12 in Srinagar, India.

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Saudi men perform a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" while a young person takes a selfie from the street in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, on March 11.

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Palestinian children fly kites with the UNRWA logo outside their classrooms at a school belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, during a protest against the US move to cut funding for the agency in Gaza City on March 12.

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A man carries a sleeping child in a suitcase in the village of Beit Sawa, Syria, on March 15.

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Thousands gather to demonstrate against the murder of Brazilian councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco, in front of the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Chamber on March 15.

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A model prepares for a runway show as part of the 2018 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia in St. Petersburg on March 12.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she leaves a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 12.

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St. Patrick, played by Marty Burns, arrives as the reenactment of the first landing of St. Patrick in Ireland takes place in Downpatrick, Ireland, on March 11.

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The aurora borealis lights up the sky near Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland, on March 14.

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Swimmers take part in the 2018 Sydney Skinny on March 11, in Sydney, Australia.

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