Here are the most incredible and breathtaking pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on February 16, 2018, at 4:56 p.m. ET
Kristi Gilroy (right) hugs a young woman at a police checkpoint near the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 15, the day after 17 people were killed by a shooter at the Parkland, Florida, school. Police arrested the suspect after a short manhunt.
People are led out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida.
Students console each other during a candlelight vigil on Feb. 15 for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Two people comfort each other at one of 17 crosses for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a candlelight vigil on Feb. 15.
House Speaker Paul Ryan pauses as he speaks to the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Feb. 15. Ryan said, "This is not the time to jump to some conclusion not knowing the full facts," and that he doesn't think "that means you then roll that conversation into taking away citizens’ rights."
From left: Silver medalist Jiayu Liu of China, gold medalist Chloe Kim of the United States, and bronze medalist Arielle Gold of the United States pose during the victory ceremony for the Snowboard Ladies' Halfpipe Final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 13, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan competes during the men's single skating short program at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on Feb. 16.
The women who hand out the awards for the winners ceremony watch the sliders during the men's skeleton final at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on Feb. 16.
Emily Arthur of Australia is left bleeding after falling in her final run during the women's halfpipe final at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on Feb. 13.
North Korean cheerleaders gather to support their team at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on Feb. 14.
Protesters scuffle with police officers during a rally protesting North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, in Seoul on Feb. 11.
Former US president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama hold hands between their portraits during an unveiling ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, on Feb. 12.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls on reporters during a press briefing at the White House on Feb. 12. When questioned about the status of White House employees' security clearance and its effect on national security, Sanders responded by saying, "You guys are the ones that publish classified information and put national security at risk... If anyone is publishing or putting out classified information, it's members of the press."
A float mocking Prime Minister Theresa May rolls past spectators during the annual Rose Monday parade on Feb. 12, in Dusseldorf, Germany. Political satire is a traditional cornerstone of the annual parades.
A Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighter in the town of Marea in the northern Aleppo countryside, Syria, on Feb. 10.
An aerial picture, taken in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow on Feb. 12, shows emergency rescuers working at the site where a plane crashed the day before. Rescuers searched through deep snow for body parts and debris after a Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow minutes after takeoff, killing all 71 people on board, in the country's deadliest air crash since 2016.
Shnider Avril, who was severely burned by an explosion from a propane tank is treated in the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Drouillard hospital for burn patients on Feb. 12, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The hospital has the first dedicated burn unit in Haiti.
Indigenous Mayan women, with a cross of ashes on their foreheads, attend an Ash Wednesday mass in the municipality of San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, on Feb. 14.
Deer graze in the snow in Braemar, Scotland, on Feb. 15. Police are warning of hazardous driving conditions across much of the Scottish Highlands.
Brides display their hands decorated with henna during a mass marriage ceremony in which, according to its organizers, 70 Muslim couples took their wedding vows in Ahmedabad, India, on Feb. 11.
A woman lights a candle at a Chinese temple to mark the Lunar New Year in Bandung, West Java province, on Feb. 16.
Jacob Cox proposes to Cierra Sorrells on Valentine's Day at the Rockefeller Center ice rink on Feb. 14, in New York City. Sorrells said yes.
A reveler dressed as a child poses for pictures during El Gallo de Carnaval, or the Rooster Carnival, on Feb. 11 in Mecerreyes, Spain. During the Carnavaladas y Zarramacadas, people take to the streets in costumes made with ropes, bones, skins, scraps of cloth, oak leaves, and other rural items.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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