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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the terrible devastation caused by severe storms in the Midwest to a rare public statement by Robert Mueller, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on May 31, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. ET

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Special counsel Robert Mueller makes a statement about the Russia investigation at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, May 29.

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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, and his wife Akie watch sumo bouts in Tokyo, May 26.

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Homes are left in ruins after a tornado storm system passed through the area the previous night in Celina, Ohio, May 28.

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Justin Schor visits his father's gravestone at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan, May 27.

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Women of the United States Military Academy celebrate after commencement ceremonies in West Point, New York, May 25.

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Rev. Stuart Kenworthy sits on a motorcycle during a Blessing of the Bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, May 24.

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Pro–abortion rights supporters demonstrate near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, May 30.

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Students take part in a climate rally at London's Parliament Square, May 24.

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Police detain a woman during a yellow vest protest in Brussels, May 26. The demonstration took place as Belgium citizens went to the polls to elect regional, national, and European candidates.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy looks at the frontline position from a shelter as he visits the war-hit Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, May 27.

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A fighter loyal to Libya's UN-backed government gestures during clashes with forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya, May 25.

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A Nepalese army bomb disposal squad member works to defuse a suspected bomb in Lalitpur, Nepal, May 27. Four people lost their lives on May 26 after multiple explosions in Nepal's capital of Kathmandu.

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A young woman comforts her friend as they pause next to flowers and tributes laid at the scene of a knife attack on a group of schoolchildren, in Kawasaki, Japan, May 29.

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A woman throws a flower from the Margaret Bridge during the search operation on the Danube river in Budapest, May 30. The previous evening, a hotel ship and a smaller cruise ship collided. The cruise ship sank with 33 South Korean passengers and two Hungarian staff members on board. At least seven people died and 19 are missing.

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Retired firefighter and 9/11 first responder Rob Serra touches one of the stone monoliths following the dedication ceremony for the new 9/11 Memorial Glade at the National Sept. 11 Memorial, in New York City, May 30.

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Newlywed couples kiss during a mass wedding banquet, one day after same-sex marriage officially became legal in Taipei, Taiwan, May 25.

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A little girl waits for her mother to vote in Baleni, Romania, May 26.

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Saisurya Lakkimsetti, 10, of Montgomery, Alabama, reacts after correctly spelling his word as he competes in the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

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Brazil's indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapo people during a visit to the Confluence Museum in Lyon, France, May 28.

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Johnathon Haddock poses for a portrait before the procession during Castleton Garland Day, May 29, in Castleton, England. The first records of Garland Day date back to the 1700s; it is believed to be an ancient fertility rite with Celtic connections.

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Actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, filmmaker George Lucas, and Disney CEO Bob Iger attend the "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" opening at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, May 29.

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A person rides a zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, May 28.


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