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23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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

Posted on December 15, 2017, at 5:07 p.m. ET

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to the media after arriving at a polling station in Gallant, Alabama, on Dec. 12. Moore, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump despite being accused of molesting teenaged girls, lost the election to his opponent Doug Jones.
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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to the media after arriving at a polling station in Gallant, Alabama, on Dec. 12. Moore, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump despite being accused of molesting teenaged girls, lost the election to his opponent Doug Jones.

Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones (left) campaigns with Sen. Cory Booker during an event held at a Jones for Senate field office on Dec. 10, in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones (left) campaigns with Sen. Cory Booker during an event held at a Jones for Senate field office on Dec. 10, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Edelia Carthan stands in protest with a confederate flag sticker covering her mouth during the official opening ceremony for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 9.
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Edelia Carthan stands in protest with a confederate flag sticker covering her mouth during the official opening ceremony for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 9.

President Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida, on Dec. 8.
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President Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida, on Dec. 8.

Donald Trump Jr. (right) arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building for a closed-door meeting with the Senate intelligence committee on Dec. 13, in Washington, DC.
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Donald Trump Jr. (right) arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building for a closed-door meeting with the Senate intelligence committee on Dec. 13, in Washington, DC.

The Thomas Fire in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, California, on Dec. 8.
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The Thomas Fire in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, California, on Dec. 8.

Surfers wear masks on the beach as the Thomas Fire continues to grow and threaten communities from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara, on Dec. 12, in Carpinteria, California,
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Surfers wear masks on the beach as the Thomas Fire continues to grow and threaten communities from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara, on Dec. 12, in Carpinteria, California,

Law enforcement officials following an explosion near New York's Times Square on Dec. 11. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the device in an underground subway passageway.
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Law enforcement officials following an explosion near New York's Times Square on Dec. 11. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the device in an underground subway passageway.

An undercover Israeli security officer detains a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes at a protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, on Dec. 13.
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An undercover Israeli security officer detains a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes at a protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, on Dec. 13.

Honduran security forces stand guard during a protest against current president Juan Orlando Hernández in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Dec. 11.
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Honduran security forces stand guard during a protest against current president Juan Orlando Hernández in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Dec. 11.

Members of the Africa Diaspora Forum, civil society organizations, churches, trade unions, and other coalitions during a demonstration against the slave trade and human trafficking in Libya, on Dec. 12, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. In a joint statement of condemnation on Dec. 7, the UN Security Council on said reports that migrants detained in Libyan camps were being sold into slavery could amount to "crimes against humanity."
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Members of the Africa Diaspora Forum, civil society organizations, churches, trade unions, and other coalitions during a demonstration against the slave trade and human trafficking in Libya, on Dec. 12, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. In a joint statement of condemnation on Dec. 7, the UN Security Council on said reports that migrants detained in Libyan camps were being sold into slavery could amount to "crimes against humanity."

A carcass of an elephant who, according to forest officials, was electrocuted in a paddy field at Kuruabahi village, India, in the early morning of Dec. 12.
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A carcass of an elephant who, according to forest officials, was electrocuted in a paddy field at Kuruabahi village, India, in the early morning of Dec. 12.

A prosthetic leg lies amid rubble of a damaged building in the rebel-held area of Deraa, Syria, on Dec. 12.
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A prosthetic leg lies amid rubble of a damaged building in the rebel-held area of Deraa, Syria, on Dec. 12.

Rohingya woman Suruj Job, whose family says she is 105 years old, inside a temporary shelter at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Dec. 14.
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Rohingya woman Suruj Job, whose family says she is 105 years old, inside a temporary shelter at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Dec. 14.

A girl at the border wall between Mexico and the United States, during the "Keep our dream alive" event in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Dec. 10. During the event, families separated by the border are reunited for three minutes through the fence that separates Ciudad Juarez Park in Mexico and Sunland in New Mexico, United States.
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A girl at the border wall between Mexico and the United States, during the "Keep our dream alive" event in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Dec. 10. During the event, families separated by the border are reunited for three minutes through the fence that separates Ciudad Juarez Park in Mexico and Sunland in New Mexico, United States.

Rally organizers carry away props following a protest outside the Federal Communication Commission building against the end of net neutrality rules, on Dec. 14, in Washington, DC. Lead by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the commission voted to do away with Obama administration rules that prevented internet service providers from creating different levels of service and blocking or promoting individual companies and organizations on their systems.
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Rally organizers carry away props following a protest outside the Federal Communication Commission building against the end of net neutrality rules, on Dec. 14, in Washington, DC. Lead by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the commission voted to do away with Obama administration rules that prevented internet service providers from creating different levels of service and blocking or promoting individual companies and organizations on their systems.

Workers carve a sculpture called "Snow Song Winter Olympics," for the 30th Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China, on Dec. 12.
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Workers carve a sculpture called "Snow Song Winter Olympics," for the 30th Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China, on Dec. 12.

Three-year-old Josh Bedford runs through artist Ron Mueck's installation, "Mass," consisting of 100 larger-than-life skulls, during a media preview of the NGV Triennial on Dec. 15, in Melbourne, Australia.
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Three-year-old Josh Bedford runs through artist Ron Mueck's installation, "Mass," consisting of 100 larger-than-life skulls, during a media preview of the NGV Triennial on Dec. 15, in Melbourne, Australia.

Over 8,000 people taking part in Glasgow's annual Santa Dash, on St. Vincent Street on Dec. 10, in Glasgow. The Santa Dash has been held since 2006, and in total the event has raised over £200,000 for charities working in and around Glasgow.
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Over 8,000 people taking part in Glasgow's annual Santa Dash, on St. Vincent Street on Dec. 10, in Glasgow. The Santa Dash has been held since 2006, and in total the event has raised over £200,000 for charities working in and around Glasgow.

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man and woman light candles on the second night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, in Jerusalem on Dec. 13.
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man and woman light candles on the second night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, in Jerusalem on Dec. 13.

Russian space agency specialists help Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-05 space capsule about 80 miles southeast of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Dec. 14. Three astronauts landed back on Earth on Thursday after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.
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Russian space agency specialists help Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-05 space capsule about 80 miles southeast of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Dec. 14. Three astronauts landed back on Earth on Thursday after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.

Meteors streak across the sky over Usak, Turkey, on Dec. 13.
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Meteors streak across the sky over Usak, Turkey, on Dec. 13.

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