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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump to the colorful sights of the holiday season, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on December 6, 2019, at 3:02 p.m. ET

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Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, holds a news conference shortly after the release of the committee's report on the impeachment inquiry at the US Capitol, Dec. 3. The report states the committee's investigation "uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election."

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives to deliver remarks about the status of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Dec. 5.

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From left: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, England's Princess Anne, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (partly obscured) joke about President Trump during a reception at Buckingham Palace during NATO's 70th anniversary summit, Dec. 3.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden hugs an attendee during a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov. 30.

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Demonstrators hit an armored police car during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Nov. 28.

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A demonstrator is detained by riot police officers during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Nov. 30.

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People look at vandalized gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Westhoffen, near Strasbourg, France, where 107 graves were found vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic inscriptions, Dec. 4.

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Tributes to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack, Dec. 1.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg waves as she arrives in Lisbon aboard the sailboat La Vagabonde, Dec. 3. She arrived via catamaran after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the United States.

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A demonstrator holds a small sign in Lisbon during a worldwide protest demanding action on climate change, Nov. 29.

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Supporters of the climate movement protest at a coal-fired power station near Leipzig, Germany, Nov. 24.

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Animal rights activists, naked and covered in fake blood, protest against the use of fur and leather in Barcelona, Dec. 1.

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Bullet holes riddle the interior of a home after a battle between Mexican security forces and suspected cartel members in Villa Uniรณn, Coahuila state, in Mexico, Nov. 30. At least 22 people were killed, four of them police officers, after an armed group in a convoy of trucks stormed the town, prompting security forces to intervene, Coahuila Gov. Miguel Riquelme Solรญs said.

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French soldiers carry a coffin to be transported by plane to France at a military base in Gao, Mali, Nov. 30. Thirteen French soldiers died in an accident involving two helicopters during an Operation Barkhane conflict against jihadists in Mali, Nov. 25.

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An immigrant stands at a snow-covered camp near the Croatian border in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dec. 3.

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A firefighter works as a blaze encroaches on properties near Termeil, Australia, Dec. 3. According to media reports, more than 100 fires were burning across the state of New South Wales on Dec. 3, with more than 50 of them still uncontained.

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From left: Sheila Bailey, Judy Brady, and Clinical Director Cheyne Flanagan tend to a koala named Paul from Lake Innes Nature Reserve as he recovers from burns at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia, Nov. 29. An estimated 1 million hectares of land have been burned by bushfires across the country in recent weeks, killing an estimated 1,000 koalas and other wildlife.

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A Palestinian man shows a lion cub to children in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, Dec. 4.

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An elephant is seen chained at his enclosure at the Khao Kheow Zoo in Chon Buri, Thailand, Nov. 30.

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Balloon handlers get ready before the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, Nov. 28.

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A person wearing a traditional Krampus costume and a mask performs during a parade in the village of Biberwier, Austria, Nov. 30.

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Dignitaries onstage push a button turning on the 50,000 multicolored LED lights during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City, Dec. 4.


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