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24 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the massive anti-government demonstrations in Chile and Lebanon to the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on October 25, 2019, at 5:23 p.m. ET

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Demonstrators make a line as riot police officers attempt to repel them with a water cannon during protests in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 20. Violent demonstrations, sparked by economic conditions and social inequality, raged into a third day in the city.

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A subway ticket office is on fire during a protest against a subway fare increase in Santiago, Oct. 19.

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An anti-government protester makes a victory sign while holding a Lebanese national flag during a protest against the government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Oct. 18.

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Women wearing bandanas of the Lebanese national flag chant slogans during a demonstration in al-Nour Square in the northern city of Tripoli, Oct. 23.

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Displaced Syrian children stand behind a fence at a camp near the village of Kafr Lusin, Syria, Oct. 22.

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Turkish-backed Syrian fighters inspect a tunnel, said to have been built by Kurdish fighters, in the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, Oct. 21.

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Turkish soldiers stand in front of the coffin of a soldier who was killed during the country's military operation against Kurdish forces in Syria during a ceremony at Sanliurfa Airport in Turkey, Oct. 22.

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A wounded girl is treated in Tel Abyad, Syria, Oct. 20.

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Suleiman Qahraman, a 19-year-old Syrian Democratic Forces fighter who was wounded in Turkish airstrikes on Ras al-Ain, receives treatment in the northern town of Al-Hasakah, Syria, Oct. 21.

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The flag-draped casket of Rep. Elijah Cummings is carried by an honor guard to the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol for a memorial service while his widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, and other family members observe, Oct. 24.

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More than two dozen Republican lawmakers speak to reporters before gathering outside the room used for the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Oct. 23.

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Navy veteran Jase Wheeler (center) of Flower Mound, Texas, who lost his legs after a training injury, cheers with other members of the audience as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Oct. 17.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to supporters during a rally, Oct. 19.

Erin Scott / Reuters

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chair and CEO, testifies in front of a projection of a "Zuck Buck" illustration at a House Financial Services Committee hearing regarding the company's plan to launch a digital currency, Oct. 23.

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Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister and Liberal leader, takes part in a rally as he campaigns for the upcoming election in Vancouver, Oct. 20.

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Demonstrators march in central London, calling for a final say in a second referendum on Brexit, Oct. 19.

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Onlookers take photos as a firefighting helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire threatening a nearby hillside home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, Oct. 21.

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Embers fly across a road as the Kincade fire burns through the community of Jimtown, Sonoma County, California, Oct. 24.

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Matt Younger (right) a pastor at Northway Church, embraces facilities associate Robert Lusk in their church's severely damaged sanctuary after a tornado tore through north Dallas, Oct. 20.

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A person takes a picture of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci during the opening of an exhibition of his work at the Louvre museum in Paris, Oct. 22.

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Visitors inspect images of Chinese ceramics created with augmented reality technology during the 2019 VR/AR Product and Application Exhibition in Nanchang, China, Oct. 20.

Benoit Tessier / Reuters

Slime mold Physarum polycephalum, a single-celled organism also known as "the blob" forming over a piece of a tree, is pictured at the Paris Zoological Park, Oct. 16.

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A boy walks out of the sea while removing oil spilled on Itapuama Beach in the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Brazil, Oct. 21. Large blobs of oil began appearing in more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil in early September. They have now turned up along a 2,000-kilometer stretch of the Atlantic coastline.

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A silverback mountain gorilla named Segasira looks up as he lies under a tree in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, in this picture, originally taken on Sept. 2.


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