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21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the outpouring of grief following the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle to the election of the first black woman for mayor of Chicago, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on April 5, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET

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People mourn for rapper Nipsey Hussle on April 1, in Los Angeles. The Grammy-nominated artist was gunned down in broad daylight on the day he was scheduled to meet with Los Angeles Police Department brass to discuss ways of stopping gang violence.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 28.

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Lori Lightfoot speaks at her election night party in Chicago on April 2. Lori Lightfoot was elected Chicago mayor, making her the first black woman to lead the city.

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Jedidiah Brown, left, faces off with a Fraternal Order of Police supporter protesting the handling of the Jussie Smollett case by the State's Attorney Kim Foxx in Chicago on April 1.

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Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during his presidential kickoff campaign in downtown El Paso, Texas, on March 30.

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Actor Lori Loughlin, facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, is escorted to federal court in Boston on April 3.

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A satirical balloon of a baby President Donald Trump is seen through the US-Mexico border fence during a demonstration against him prior to his visit to Calexico, California, on April 5.

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Central Americans are seen inside an enclosure where they are being held by US Customs and Border Protection after crossing the border between Mexico and the United States illegally and turning themselves in to request asylum in El Paso, Texas, on March 28.

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Trucks wait in a long queue for inspection before crossing into the US, at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 2.

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A refugee father and son lie on railway tracks to prevent a train from leaving a station during a protest on April 5, in Athens, Greece.

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Police Sr. Sgt. Paddy Hannan shows New Zealand lawmakers in Wellington, on April 2, an AR-15 style rifle similar to one of the weapons a gunman used to slaughter 50 people at two mosques.

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A Member of South Korea's Agency for KIA Recovery and Identification prepare the remains of Chinese soldiers who were killed in the Korean War, before they are placed into coffins on April 1, in Incheon, South Korea. The remains of 10 Chinese soldiers who fought alongside North Korean forces in the Korean War were put in coffins ahead of their planned repatriation to China.

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Debris and destroyed buildings which stood in the path of Cyclone Idai can be seen in this aerial photograph over the Praia Nova neighborhood in Beira, Mozambique, on April 1.

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A doctor changes the gauzes on a Russian girl at a hospital in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province on April 2. Young children nursing severe burns, others suffering from malnutrition, are part of an exodus of jihadist families and civilians from the Islamic State group's vanquished final enclave.

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A young patient looks at men in a super hero costumes cleaning his windows at the John Paul II Upper Silesian Child Health Centre in Katowice, Poland, on March 3.

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Sam Rogers, flight suit design engineer at Gravity Industries, demonstrates a Jet Suit at the Intrepid Museum in New York on April 3.

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Tourists walk on a giant photographic work by French photographer and artist Jean Rene, known as JR, in the main courtyard of the Louvre Museum in Paris on March 30.

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Chefs attend the "Cibo Nostrum 2019" festival in Catania, Italy, on April 2. The renowned event celebrates the culture of food and wine in Italy and is organized by the Italian Cooks Federation.

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Konyak Women in Mon, India, take part in the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest number of participants in a traditional dance on April 5.

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A sea lion named Leo poses after writing the characters for the new era in Japan, "Reiwa," during a performance at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Tokyo on April 1.

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Lightning strikes the liberation tower in Kuwait City during a thunder storm on April 5.


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