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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the devastating tornado that struck the rural community of Beauregard, Alabama, to the colorful celebrations of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on March 8, 2019, at 5:04 p.m. ET

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Carol Dean, right, cries while embraced by Megan Anderson and her 18-month-old daughter Madilyn, as Dean sifts through the debris of the home she shared with her husband, David Wayne Dean, who died when a tornado destroyed the house in Beauregard, Alabama, on March 4.

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Jessica Taylor prays in front of a cross for Jonathan Bowen, 9, at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a tornado in Beauregard, Alabama, on March 6.

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President Donald Trump hugs an American flag at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting at National Harbor near Washington, DC, on March 2.

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Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, arrives at the secure offices of the House Intelligence Committee on March 6, in Washington, DC.

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Senator Martha McSally speaks about her sexual assault while serving the United States Air Force, during a Senate Armed Service Committee on prevention and response to sexual assaults in the military, on March 6, in Washington, DC.

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Dominique Harrell stands in solidarity as she joins other protesters staging a sit-in for Stephon Clark, who was killed by police, in Sacramento, California on March 3, following the Sacramento District Attorney's decision not to charge officers involved in last year's shooting of Clark.

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People cross through the low waters of the TΓ‘chira River on March 2, in Cucuta, Colombia. Many people are making the trek through the river from Venezuela to get supplies, find health care or to escape the conditions in their country.

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A float featuring an effigy of British Prime Minister Theresa May makes its way through the annual Rose Monday Carnival parade on March 4, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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A member of the "Salgueiro" samba school performs during the first night of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 4.

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Revelers wearing Pterodactyl costumes take part in the "Bloco da Lama", a mud carnival party in Paraty, Brazil, on March 2.

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A "Momotxorro'' covers his face with blood while taking part in the carnival wearing typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, Spain, on March 5. During Momotxorros, characters walk the streets wearing horns and hiding their faces, dressed in a white sheets stained with blood.

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 takes off during the Demo-1 mission, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2.

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Smoke and fire billow after shelling on the Islamic State group's last holdout of Baghouz, Syria, on March 3.

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In this handout photograph provided by the Metropolitan Police, a package containing a small improvised explosive device is seen destroyed after it was delivered to the Compass Centre, Hounslow on March 5, in London.

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Female Pakistani police commandos carry assault rifles as they take part in a exercise at a police training center on March 7.

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A Kashmiri woman comforts a wailing relative after his house was destroyed in a gun battle in Tral village, Kashmir. Two suspected rebels were killed in the battle with Indian forces.

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Women and children evacuated from the Islamic State group's embattled holdout of Baghouz, Syria, arrive at a screening area held by the Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 6.

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In this photo taken on March 2, an Afghan military helicopter rescues people from atop an overturned truck in flooded area of Arghandab district in Kandahar province. At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

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In this picture released on March 5, war-wounded Abdullah Ayed tries his 3D-printed prosthetic limb a hospital in Amman, Jordan.

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People hold up their hands in the shape of a heart as they participate in an anti-racism demonstration in Milan, Italy, on March 2.

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People hold up banners as thousands march to mark International Women's Day in Melbourne, Australia, on March 8.

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Contestant Jazell Barbie Royale of the US reacts after winning the Miss International Queen 2019 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand, on March 8.


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