24 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From trouble in Portland, Oregon, following President Trump's deployment of federal officers to the outpouring of love for the late Rep. John Lewis, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from the past week.

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Protesters in a big crowd hold up over their heads the flashlights on their phones, and some demonstrators carry signs that say "Go home, feds, mama says so" and "Black Lives Matter"
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Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters hold their phones up in Portland, Oregon, July 20.

A federal officer, dressed in camouflage with a gas mask on, uses a baton to push against a demonstrator, who wears a red helmet and red bandana over her face
Noah Berger / AP

A federal officer pushes back demonstrators at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, July 21.

Standing behind a barrier covered in graffiti, a federal officer dressed in camouflage fires an explosive-looking munition
Noah Berger / AP

Federal agents use crowd control munitions to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in Portland, July 19.

A demonstrator, backlit by a fire in the background, holds up a US flag amid clouds of tear gas
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A protester flies an American flag while walking through tear gas fired by federal officers during a protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in Portland, July 21.

A sanitation worker dressed in an all-white uniform washes graffiti on the ground outside the Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall Subway Station
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Sanitation workers clean up graffiti after Occupy City Hall protesters were cleared by police in New York City, July 22.

Two police officers hold onto the arms of a screaming woman kneeling on the ground
Yuki Iwamura / AP

NYPD officers attempt to detain a protester who defaced the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in New York City, July 18.

Yellow caution tape is wrapped around an iron fence; in the background, an empty street and brick buildings
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Crime scene tape remains on a fence near the Rhodes funeral home in Chicago, July 22. At least 15 people were shot the day before during a funeral. In Chicago, more than 2,000 people have been injured and more than 400 killed so far this year.

People leave flowers, balloons, and cards, on the ground beneath a towering mural of Rep. John Lewis that says the word "Hero" at the top
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People pay their respects at a makeshift memorial at the base of a mural of Rep. John Lewis in Atlanta, July 18.

One boat in the foreground, named Hornblower, carries six passengers dressed in bright red raincoats; in the background, a tourist boat named "Maid of the Mist" carries several dozen passengers in blue raincoats
Carlos Osorio / Reuters

An American tourist boat, Maid of the Mist, limited to 50% occupancy under New York state's rules amid the spread of the coronavirus, glides past a Canadian vessel limited under Ontario's rules to just six passengers, in Niagara Falls, Canada, July 21.

A crowded beach is filled with sunbathers and people lounging under umbrellas
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Large crowds visit the beach at Coney Island, New York, July 19.

Anthony Fauci, wearing a Washington Nationals–branded cap, face mask, and jersey, stands on a mound and throws a baseball
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, July 23.

President Trump stands behind a lectern while press secretary Kayleigh McEnany sits in the background
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President Trump speaks during the renewed coronavirus task force briefing in the White House's press briefing room, July 21.

Several pairs of white clogs sit on the lawn outside the US Capitol building
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National Nurses United display 164 white clogs shoes outside the US Capitol to honor the more than 160 nurses who have lost their lives from COVID-19 in the US and to demand the Senate act swiftly to protect nurses on the front lines, July 21.

Two emergency medical workers stand near a sheet-covered body on the sidewalk; one worker puts on a glove while the other leans over the body
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Health workers find the body of a man on a street in Cúcuta, Colombia, amid the coronavirus pandemic, July 22. Colombia surpassed 7,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus since the emergency started four and a half months ago.

A healthcare worker, wearing a full-body protective gear, including a face mask and goggles, looks into the camera with tired eyes and a sweaty forehead
Amit Dave / Reuters

Beads of sweat run down the forehead of a healthcare worker wearing protective gear after she took swabs from the residents at an apartment in Ahmedabad, India, for a rapid antigen test, July 23.

Five people in full-body protective gear, face masks, and black boots, stand with automatic weapons on the street
Mohammed Salem / Reuters

Members of the Palestinian National Security Forces loyal to Hamas take part in a simulation exercise for preventing the spread of the coronavirus in Gaza City, July 18.

A fire blazes on a hill just behind a residential neighborhood
Petros Giannakouris / AP

Fires burn near the village of Galataki, Greece, as authorities work to evacuate neighborhoods, July 22. More than 250 firefighters, backed by water-dropping aircraft, were struggling Wednesday to contain a large wildfire fanned by strong winds that has forced the evacuation of five settlements in southern Greece.

A fire burns through a hillside with trucks parked in a field below
Josh Edelson / Getty Images

In this long-exposure photograph, the Hog fire burns a hill near Highway 36, about 5 miles from Susanville, California, July 20.

A crowd of people stand near the shore to watch a rocket launch in the distance; many of the people take pictures and shade themselves under umbrellas
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People watch a Long March 5 rocket, carrying an orbiter, lander, and rover as part of the Tianwen-1 mission to Mars, lifting off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province in southern China, July 23.

Two Syrian soldiers, one sitting on the ground and the other standing, are surrounded by sandbags that form a barrier; above them, the Milky Way galaxy and many stars are visible
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In this long-exposure picture, the Milky Way galaxy is visible in the sky above Syrian fighters who are on watch in the town of Taftanaz, Syria, July 23.

Older people sit in wheelchairs and in seats around a large Rembrandt painting,
Robin Van Lonkhuijsen / Getty Images

Residents of a nursing home in Amsterdam sit in front of a replica of the famous artwork "The Night Watch" by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, July 20. Since outings to cultural institutions are not possible for many older people this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rijksmuseum is bringing a version of the world-famous painting by Rembrandt to 30 nursing homes.

The Queen (left) uses a sword to tap the left shoulder of Sir Thomas Moore (right) as both stand on the grass
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Queen Elizabeth II awards Captain Sir Thomas Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle, July 17. Moore, a British World War II veteran, raised over £32 million for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

An aerial photo shows thousands of baby flamingos in a body of water
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A drone photo shows baby flamingos in the Izmir Bird Sanctuary after they broke their eggs two months ago and are preparing to fly in Izmir, Turkey, July 23.

Lightning strikes the Hudson River; the skyline of buildings in New York's Financial District stands in the background
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A bolt of lightning hits the middle of the Hudson River in front of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center during a thunderstorm in New York City, as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey, July 22.