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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From Alabama's near-total ban on abortions to the ever-growing field of Democratic presidential candidates, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on May 17, 2019, at 5:04 p.m. ET

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Abortion rights advocates protest as the Alabama Senate votes on the strictest anti-abortion bill in the United States, in front of the Alabama State House in Montgomery, May 14.

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A graduate wears a "Make America Great Again" hat amid a sea of mortarboards before the start of commencement exercises at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, May 11.

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Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mother, speaks to the media during a break at the NYPD disciplinary trial of police officer Daniel Pantaleo in relation to Garner's death, at 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan, May 13.

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José, 27, with his son José Daniel, 6, is searched by Frank Pino, a US Customs and Border Protection agent, May 16 in El Paso, Texas. The father and son spent a month trekking across Mexico from Guatemala.

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"IAAF Firefighters for Biden" listen as Joe Biden, a Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate and former vice president, speaks during a campaign stop in Hampton, New Hampshire, May 13.

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Protesters gather as Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a Green New Deal rally at Trump Tower in New York City, May 13.

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Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, (left) talks with Michael Stumo and Nadia Milleron, the parents of Ethiopian Air crash victim Samya Stumo, before a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee about the Boeing 737 Max airplane in Washington, DC, May 15.

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An Iranian protester pretends to punch a man wearing a mask depicting President Donald Trump during an anti-US protest in Tehran, May 10.

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Veteran Bryan Woolnough, 96, prepares to lay a wreath at the Battle of Monte Cassino memorial during a commemorative ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the "Forgotten Campaign" at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Stafford, England, May 11.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrates his goal during an ice hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, May 10.

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Members of the activist group Extinction Rebellion spill fake blood on the steps of the Trocadéro in Paris, during a demonstration to call attention to the decline of biodiversity, May 12.

Hektor Pustina / AP

Flames are seen behind a police formation during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, May 11.

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A man flutters a Palestinian flag next to a burnt bus during a protest organized by the National Students Union in Rio de Janeiro, May 15.

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Health workers carry a coffin containing a victim of the Ebola virus in Butembo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 16.

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Elizabeth, a South Sudanese refugee, poses inside a refugee transition camp in Aru for South Sudanese people who have just arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 12.

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An Indonesian woman prepares meals for Muslims breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta, May 11.

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A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over a section of the Israeli barrier as he tries to make his way to attend the first Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 10.

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Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, plays with a patient as he visits the Oxford Children's Hospital in southern England, May 14.

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Arelys Pulido holds her 2-month-old daughter Zuleidys Antonella Primera after she had her feet prints taken for her birth certificate in Cúcuta, Colombia, May 2.

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Double amputee dog Cora Rose balances on her hind legs to watch Zach Skow repairing her cart on a street in Washington, DC, May 15. Cora Rose serves in a prisoner therapy program founded by Skow called "Pawsitive Change" in California.

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Bill Murray poses on the red carpet of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 15.

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The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during a light show to celebrate its 130th anniversary in Paris, May 15.


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