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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the felony charge filed against Jussie Smollett to the stunning Super Snow Moon over New York City, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on February 22, 2019, at 5:05 p.m. ET

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Empire actor Jussie Smollett emerges from the Cook County Court complex after posting 10% of a $100,000 bond in Chicago, on Feb. 21, 2019. Smollett was charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report claiming he was attacked in an incident that has drawn national attention.

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Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against President Donald Trump in New York City on Presidents Day, Feb. 18.

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Honduran migrants cross the Rio Grande toward the United States on Feb. 16.

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Rev. Al Sharpton and Sen. Kamala Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, talk while having lunch at Sylvia's Restaurant on Feb. 21, in Harlem, New York City.

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Sen. Cory Booker, a Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, talks to 9-year-old Alex Pringle during a campaign stop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Feb. 16.

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Roger Stone, former adviser and longtime associate of President Trump, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, DC, on Feb. 21.

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Former US Marine Paul Whelan is held in a courtroom cage on suspicion of spying in Moscow, on Feb. 22.

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Vicente Juarez's daughter, Diana Juarez, cries at a makeshift memorial on Feb. 17, in Aurora, Illinois, near the Henry Pratt manufacturing company facility, where her father and several others were killed last Friday by a gunman.

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Leanne Simonsen, wife of fallen NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen, is escorted by officers as her late husband's remains are carried out of the church following his funeral service on Feb. 20, in Hampton Bays, New York. Simonsen was killed by friendly fire while responding with fellow NYPD officers to a robbery at a store in Queens last week.

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French President Emmanuel Macron looks at a grave vandalized with a swastika during a visit at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, France, on Feb. 19.

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Rawan, an 11-year-old Syrian girl, poses on a destroyed tank with her stuffed bear near the village of Yazi Bagh on Feb. 19.

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An Indian woman participates in the Dignity March in New Delhi on Feb. 22. Thousands of women have joined the Dignity March to walk 6,200 miles across India, starting in Mumbai on Dec. 20, 2018, and ending in New Delhi on Feb. 22, to raise awareness for sexual assault survivors.

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Flames rise from a fire in a densely packed shopping area in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Feb. 21. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people.

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Catalan police officers remove demonstrators blocking a road leading to Barcelona during a general strike in Catalonia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Strikers advocating for Catalonia's secession from Spain are blocking major highways, train lines, and roads across the northeastern region.

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Students take part in a march for the environment in Brussels, Feb. 21.

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A girl takes part in a "youth strike for climate change" demonstration in London, Feb. 15.

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A couple watches as snow falls at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area outside Las Vegas, Feb. 20.

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Performers prepare backstage before a pre-carnival event called Saturnalia Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 16.

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Participants battle to find a sacred stick thrown by temple priests at the Naked Festival, or Hadaka Matsuri, at Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, Japan, on Feb. 16. Approximately 9,000 men, dressed only in loincloths, participated.

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A man pierces metal needles through his cheeks during the Cap Go Meh festival celebration on Feb. 19. The festival, also known as the Lantern Festival, is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar Year and marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

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The Super Snow Moon sets behind the Statue of Liberty as the sun rises on Feb. 19, in New York City.

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Cambodian Buddhist followers release lanterns during Meak Bochea celebrations at a pagoda on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 19. Cambodia celebrates Meak Bochea Day during the full moon of the third lunar month in commemoration of the spontaneous gathering of the monks to listen to the Buddha's preaching.

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