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21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.

Posted on August 26, 2016, at 12:46 p.m. ET

Cristiano Chiodi / AP

A survivor looks at the collapsed buildings of the town of Pescara del Tronto, Italy, after a magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy. At least 267 people have died and more than 400 were injured in the earthquake.

Massimo Percossi / AP

A man is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice, Italy.

Massimo Percossi / AP

A man leans on rubble following the earthquake in Amatrice.

Frank Augstein / AP

An activist wears a mask outside the French embassy during, the "wear what you want beach party" in London. The protest is against the French authorities clampdown on Muslim women wearing burkinis on the beach.

Tumay Berkin / Reuters

Limar Mekansi and her brother Gheis look at a picture of their brother Muhammed, who died after an agonising 10 days in the hospital following a rocket attack to their house in Damascus, Syria.

Raad Adayleh / AP

Ahmad Abughaush, who won a taekwondo gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, kisses his mother on his arrival to the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Abughaush has become Jordan's first Olympic champion and has returned home to a royal welcome.

Sergei Grits / AP

Members of the Italian polo team jump into water with their coach Alessandro Campagna as they celebrate their Olympic victory during men's bronze medal water polo match against Montenegro.

Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

An athlete takes a photo of their medal as fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Amit Dave / Reuters

A girl dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna performs during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, marking the birth of Lord Krishna.

Halit Onur Sandal / AP

Turkish army tanks and armored personnel carriers move toward the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late Wednesday said that Syrian opposition forces aided by Ankara have taken back the border town of Jarablus from the Islamic State group.

Osman Orsal / Reuters

Grave holes are prepared as family members and friends attend the funeral of victims of a suicide bombing at a wedding celebration in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.

Cathal Mcnaughton / Reuters

Relatives of Irfan Ahmed, who according to local media died after being hit by a tear gas canister fired by security forces, mourn his death in Srinagar as the city remains under curfew following weeks of violence in Kashmir.

Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters

Ukrainian servicemen stand in a line during a rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in central Kiev, Ukraine.

Sergei Gapon / AFP / Getty Images

A fire artist performs during the Minsk International Fire Fest in Ratomka, near Minsk, Belarus.

Rodrigo Abd / AP

An activist with her hand painted black to symbolize the contamination of oil, takes part in a protest performance demanding measures to prevent oil spills, outside the national oil company in Lima, Peru. The state oil company Petroperu confirmed Monday that there was another oil spill, the fifth so far this year, in the old and extensive pipeline that transports the oil from the Amazon to the Pacific coast.

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

A tiger named Laziz is removed by an international animal welfare nonprofit from the Gaza Strip zoo due to unsanitary living conditions.

Tim Ervin / AP

This photo provided by the U.S. National Park Service shows people on the National Mall in Washington creating a giant, living version of the National Park Service emblem. The gathering marks the National Parks's 100th anniversary.

Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event over a distance of 1,500 metres in Zurich, Switzerland.

Giorgos Moutafis / Reuters

A dinghy overcrowded by African migrants is seen drifting off the Libyan coast in Mediterranean Sea.

Jonathan Bachman / Reuters

An American flag is seen waving above severe flood waters in Sorrento, Louisiana.

Emilio Morenatti / AP

A young migrant girl named Sira, age 9 from Nigeria, smiles aboard the RIB boat of the Proactiva Open Arms NGO, after being rescued during an operation in the Mediterranean sea, about 17 miles north of Sabratah, Libya.


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