Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on August 26, 2016, at 12:46 p.m. ET
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.
A man is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice, Italy.
A man leans on rubble following the earthquake in Amatrice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A girl dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna performs during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, marking the birth of Lord Krishna.
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.
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.
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.
Ukrainian servicemen stand in a line during a rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in central Kiev, Ukraine.
A fire artist performs during the Minsk International Fire Fest in Ratomka, near Minsk, Belarus.
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.
A tiger named Laziz is removed by an international animal welfare nonprofit from the Gaza Strip zoo due to unsanitary living conditions.
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.
People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event over a distance of 1,500 metres in Zurich, Switzerland.
A dinghy overcrowded by African migrants is seen drifting off the Libyan coast in Mediterranean Sea.
An American flag is seen waving above severe flood waters in Sorrento, Louisiana.
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.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the Senior Photo Essay Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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