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23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the House Judiciary Committee's approval of articles of impeachment against President Trump to the sudden and devastating eruption of a volcano in New Zealand, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on December 13, 2019, at 4:51 p.m. ET

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The White Island volcano erupts in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Dec. 9.

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Tourists flee White Island by boat as it erupts in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Dec. 2019. At least 14 people have died in the volcanic eruption.

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gives a speech during an event on climate emergency hosted by the Chilean presidency during the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Dec. 11.

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A copy of the articles of impeachment in Washington, DC, Dec. 10. House Democrats announced they are pushing ahead with two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump β€” abuse of power and obstruction of Congress β€” charging that he corrupted the US election process and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine.

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Rep. Jim Jordan delivers opening remarks during the House Judiciary Committee's markup of House Resolution 755, articles of impeachment against Trump, in Washington, DC, Dec. 11.

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A crowd gathers during a rainy day in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to attend a campaign rally for President Trump, Dec. 10.

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Boris Johnson drives home his message at the JCB Factory in Staffordshire, England, Dec. 10.

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Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following his funeral in New York City, Dec. 11. Deutsch was killed Tuesday in a shooting inside a Jersey City, New Jersey, kosher food market.

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Hospital staff hide behind police vehicles near the scene of a shooting at a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Dec. 10. According to police, six people have been killed and three others injured in a shooting attack at a hospital in Ostrava.

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An Iraqi anti-government demonstrator shows a basket full of empty bullet cartridges found in the Iraqi capital's Tahrir Square, Dec. 11. Since Oct. 1, Iraq's capital and its Shiite-majority south have been gripped by rallies against corruption, poor public services, a lack of jobs, and Iran's perceived political interference.

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A soldier from Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force stands beside a burning pile of seized drugs set on fire during a drug burning ceremony in Lahore, Dec. 11.

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An indigenous leader from Brazil takes part in a protest outside in Madrid, Dec. 8. Indigenous leaders and activists are protesting in Madrid against oil contamination and the fossil fuel industry in Brazil.

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A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask waves a flag during a Human Rights Day march in Hong Kong, Dec. 8.

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An anti-government demonstrator is sprayed by a police water cannon during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Dec. 9. Student protests have become a nationwide call for socioeconomic equality and better social services.

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A firefighter conducts back-burning measures to secure residential areas from encroaching bushfires near Sydney, Dec. 10.

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The statue titled "Rumors of War" by artist Kehinde Wiley is unveiled at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 10.

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A woman poses in front of Maurizio Cattelan's "Comedian," on view at Art Basel Miami, Dec. 6. Two of the three editions of the piece, which feature a banana duct-taped to a wall, have reportedly sold for $120,000.

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Front row from left: Susan Pompeo; 2019 Kennedy Center honorees Michael Tilson Thomas, Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Joan Ganz Cooney, and Lloyd Morrisett; and Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter. Back row from left: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; 2019 Kennedy Center honorees Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson; characters from Sesame Street Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and Elmo; Kennedy Center Chair David M. Rubenstein; Ricky Kirshner; and Glenn Weiss. The group poses for a photo following the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner in Washington, DC, Dec. 7.

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Ruth Akulu (right) and her colleagues cut a cake at Kampala Kids center in Wakiso, Uganda, Dec. 7. Akulu was diagnosed with HIV at age 9 when she entered a children's care center. She recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Trade Policy from the Ndejje University.

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A wedding dress is seen in the destroyed window of a bridal shop in a damaged building in Balyun, Syria, Dec. 8, the day after a reported Russian airstrike on a market in the village.

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Aerial view of the migrant camp in Vucjak, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Dec. 6.

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Mexican children, who along with their parents are fleeing from violence in their hometown and are waiting to apply for asylum to the US, arrange a Christmas tree in Ciudad JuΓ‘rez, Mexico, Dec. 10.

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A child looks at sculptures of Jesus and Mary, depicted as refugees in cages, which form part of a Nativity scene at the Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont, California, Dec. 9.

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