Here are the most incredible and breathtaking pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on February 23, 2018, at 5:09 p.m. ET
Demonstrators during a lie-in demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on Feb. 19.
President Donald Trump, joined by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Carson Abt (right) and Julia Cordover, the student body president at the school, pauses during a listening session with high school students, teachers, and others at the White House on Feb. 21.
Debra Hixon (center) follows the Naval Security Force Key West pallbearers as they carry the casket of her husband, Chris Hixon, who was the athletic director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for his burial at South Florida National Cemetery on Feb. 21, in Lake Worth, Florida.
Nikolas Cruz, facing 17 charges of premeditated murder for the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, appears in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Feb. 19.
Activists and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attend a rally at the Florida State Capitol building to address gun control on Feb. 21, in Tallahassee, Florida.
David Wise of the United States celebrates with his family after winning gold in the freestyle skiing men's halfpipe final at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 22.
Shaolin Sándor Liu of Hungary embraces his girlfriend, Elise Christie of Great Britain, following the men's short track skating 5000-meter relay final A at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 22.
Referees break up a fight between the United States and the Czech Republic players during the first period of the quarterfinal men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Feb. 21.
Jessica Diggins of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Feb. 21.
Cora Staunton of the Greater Western Sydney Giants celebrates her team's win after sustaining a nose injury during the Australian Football League Women's match between the GWS Giants and the Collingwood Magpies at Olympic Park on Feb. 18, in Melbourne, Australia.
Artists perform a dragon dance under molten iron fireworks at the Happy Valley Beijing amusement park during the Chinese New Year holiday on Feb. 18.
A US Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2018" joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand, on Feb. 19.
A reveler dressed as a "Harramacho" wears oak galls during the traditional Navalacruz Carnival on Feb. 17, in Navalacruz, Spain. The rural Navalacruz carnival has references from Vettones (pre-Roman people) rituals that were intended to protect cattle and children and to bring fertility.
People wait to be rescued by aid workers from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, 60 miles north of al-Khums, Libya, on Feb. 20.
An injured man at a medical point in the besieged town of Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 20.
A boy among the debris of buildings after the Assad regime carried out an airstrike over Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 20.
Family and friends of victims of the deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's Dagestan region attend a funeral service in Kizlyar, Russia, on Feb. 20. At least five people were killed and four wounded when a gunman opened fire with hunting rifles on people leaving a Sunday service at a Russian Orthodox church.
Costume historian Jenny Tiramani (right) fits a bodice to the funeral effigy of Elizabeth I at Westminster Abbey on Feb. 20, in London. The bodice was supplied by the Queen's tailor, William Jones according to Elizabeth's own pattern, and was made especially for the effigy, which was carried on the hearse at her funeral in 1603. The corset will be among 300 objects from the Abbey collection on display in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries when they open at Westminster Abbey in June.
A model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 women's collection during Milan Fashion Week on Feb. 21.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth sits next to fashion editor Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design on Feb. 20, in London.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, their daughter, Ella Grace, and son Xavier greet in Indian style during their visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on Feb. 21.
An aerial view taken with a drone on Feb. 17 shows spectators as they watch the burning of a 30-meter structure built of twigs and debris made in the form of a Gothic-style building by Russian artist Nikolay Polissky, during the celebration of Shrovetide (Maslenitsa) in the village of Nikola-Lenivets, Russia.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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