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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the Turkish invasion of northern Syria to the ongoing epidemic of vaping-related injuries, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on October 11, 2019, at 4:39 p.m. ET

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Soldiers and military vehicles are deployed at a staging area for the Turkish Armed Forces and the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army in Akçakale, Turkey, located along the Syria–Turkey border, Oct. 11.

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Syrian Arab and Kurdish civilians arrive in Tall Tamr, located in northeastern Syria, after fleeing Turkish bombardment on the northeastern towns along the Syria–Turkey border, Oct. 10. Kurds in Syria battled to hold off a Turkish invasion on Oct. 9 after airstrikes and shelling launched a long-threatened operation that could reshape the country and trigger a humanitarian crisis.

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Minnesota residents Brooklyn Hanneman (left) and Katie Bohm react as President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Oct. 10.

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Protesters burn a flag outside President Trump's campaign rally in Minneapolis, Oct. 10.

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First lady Melania Trump meets with teens at the White House to hear about their experience with vaping as part of her "Be Best" initiative, Oct. 9.

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Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the women's all-around final at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 10.

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Police motorcycles lead a procession during the funeral of NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen in Monroe, New York, Oct. 4.

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Firefighters recoil from smoke and heat from a fully engulfed house in Granada Hills, California, Oct. 11.

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A cow stands in a burned-out field in Rappville, Australia, Oct. 10. Several properties were lost when an out-of-control brush fire swept through the region.

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Jeffrey Manzanares, 33, lies in the intensive care unit of the University of Utah Hospital while being treated for a vaping-related injury and lung infections in Salt Lake City, Oct. 10.

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Victor, a 9-year-old white-tailed eagle equipped with a 360-degree camera, flies over glaciers and mountains in Chamonix, France, during a preparation flight of the Alpine Eagle Race, an event aimed at raising awareness of climate change, Oct. 8.

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A worker scoops some of the thousands of dead fish that washed ashore on Freedom Island, a protected area for migratory birds, along Manila Bay, Philippines, Oct. 11.

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A protester during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration locks herself to a post at Trafalgar Square in London, Oct. 10.

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Femen, a feminist activist group, stages a protest in Paris calling for an end to domestic violence against women, Oct. 5.

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Demonstrators clash with riot police near the National Assembly building in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 8, following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices spurred by authorities' decision to scrap subsidies.

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Thousands of life jackets and rubber boats, used by people who immigrated from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, are abandoned in Skala Sikamineas, Greece, Oct. 8.

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People mourn at the entrance to the Jewish synagogue in Halle, Germany, following a mass shooting, Oct. 10.

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Police officers hold a revolver and offer prayers to their weapons as part of a ritual at their headquarters during the Dussehra festival in Ahmedabad, India, Oct. 8.

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South Korean performers throw petals into the Danube river from the Margaret Bridge in Budapest to commemorate victims of a boat crash, Oct. 7. The Hableány (Hungarian for "mermaid") sightseeing boat, which carried 33 South Korean tourists and two Hungarian staff members, crashed into the Viking Sigyn river cruise boat and sank on May 29.

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Used false teeth are collected prior to a mass ceremony at the Hokkaido Shrine in Sapporo, Japan, Oct. 8. The false teeth will be separated after the ceremony and recycled.

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Devotees place oil lamps on another devotee and offer prayers as part of a ritual during the Dashain festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Oct. 8.

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An environmental activist couple are married during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Oct. 7.

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