BuzzFeed News

Reporting To You

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.

Posted on May 19, 2017, at 5:22 p.m. ET

Firefighters surround the car that driver Richard Rojas used to ram into pedestrians in Times Square, killing one woman and injuring more than 20 other people, on May 18. Rojas was arrested at the scene and later charged with murder, attempted murder, and aggravated vehicular homicide.
Erik Pendzich / Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

Firefighters surround the car that driver Richard Rojas used to ram into pedestrians in Times Square, killing one woman and injuring more than 20 other people, on May 18. Rojas was arrested at the scene and later charged with murder, attempted murder, and aggravated vehicular homicide.

French President Emmanuel Macron listens to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo deliver a speech at a ceremony at the Hotel de Ville in Paris on May 14.
Charles Platiau / AP

French President Emmanuel Macron listens to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo deliver a speech at a ceremony at the Hotel de Ville in Paris on May 14.

Refugees on a small wooden boat await rescue from by crew members from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) Phoenix vessel on May 18 off Lampedusa, Italy. The numbers of refugees attempting the dangerous central Mediterranean crossing from Libya to Italy has risen since the same time last year, with more than 43,000 people recorded so far in 2017.
Chris Mcgrath / Getty Images

Refugees on a small wooden boat await rescue from by crew members from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) Phoenix vessel on May 18 off Lampedusa, Italy. The numbers of refugees attempting the dangerous central Mediterranean crossing from Libya to Italy has risen since the same time last year, with more than 43,000 people recorded so far in 2017.

Opposition activists scuffle with riot police during a protest against the government in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 12. Daily clashes between security forces and demonstrators — who blame elected President Nicolás Maduro for an economic crisis that has caused food shortages — have left 38 people dead since April 1.
Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Opposition activists scuffle with riot police during a protest against the government in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 12. Daily clashes between security forces and demonstrators — who blame elected President Nicolás Maduro for an economic crisis that has caused food shortages — have left 38 people dead since April 1.

Workers set fire to a sugar cane field to burn away the leafy parts, a technique used in its harvesting, in Atencingo, Puebla state, southern Mexico, on May 11. Mexico has until June 5 to reach an agreement with the US on whether or not sugar will continue to enter the US market tariff-free.
Pedro Pardo / AFP / Getty Images

Workers set fire to a sugar cane field to burn away the leafy parts, a technique used in its harvesting, in Atencingo, Puebla state, southern Mexico, on May 11. Mexico has until June 5 to reach an agreement with the US on whether or not sugar will continue to enter the US market tariff-free.

Women voters queue at a polling station in the city of Qom, Iran, on May 19. In the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hardline opponent over his outreach to the wider world.
Ebrahim Noroozi / AP

Women voters queue at a polling station in the city of Qom, Iran, on May 19. In the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hardline opponent over his outreach to the wider world.

Friends and relatives say their last goodbyes during the funeral mass for journalist Javier Valdéz, in Culiacan, Mexico, on May 16. Valdez, a veteran reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain Monday in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for media workers.
Rashide Frias / AP

Friends and relatives say their last goodbyes during the funeral mass for journalist Javier Valdéz, in Culiacan, Mexico, on May 16. Valdez, a veteran reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain Monday in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for media workers.

A man wades through his flooded house in Cali, Colombia, on May 16, after heavy rains caused the overflowing of the Cauca river. Colombia remains on "alert" due to heavy rains that since March have killed 389 people and affected over a third of the country.
Luis Robayo / AFP / Getty Images

A man wades through his flooded house in Cali, Colombia, on May 16, after heavy rains caused the overflowing of the Cauca river. Colombia remains on "alert" due to heavy rains that since March have killed 389 people and affected over a third of the country.

Members of the Korean People's Army cheer for leader Kim Jong Un in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on May 13.
Kcna Kcna / Reuters

Members of the Korean People's Army cheer for leader Kim Jong Un in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on May 13.

A member of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) secures a building as troops advance toward Mosul's Al-Oraibi western district on May 14, during the ongoing offensive to retake the city from ISIS.
Ahmad Al-rubaye / AFP / Getty Images

A member of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) secures a building as troops advance toward Mosul's Al-Oraibi western district on May 14, during the ongoing offensive to retake the city from ISIS.

A mobile phone rigged with an explosive is found during the battle between Iraqi forces and ISIS militants in western Mosul on May 17.
Alaa Al-marjani / Reuters

A mobile phone rigged with an explosive is found during the battle between Iraqi forces and ISIS militants in western Mosul on May 17.

A wounded photographer is evacuated during clashes between Palestinians and Israelis near the Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus on May 18.
Stringer . / Reuters

A wounded photographer is evacuated during clashes between Palestinians and Israelis near the Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus on May 18.

Left-wing protesters raise flares during a demonstration against far-right group "Hogar Social" and their new occupied building in Madrid on May 13.
Marcos Del Mazo / Getty Images

Left-wing protesters raise flares during a demonstration against far-right group "Hogar Social" and their new occupied building in Madrid on May 13.

Police clash with protesters in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a rally against new austerity measures on May 18.
Milos Bicanski / Getty Images

Police clash with protesters in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a rally against new austerity measures on May 18.

A Kashmiri boy shields himself with plywood from stones and glass marbles during a clash between Indian police and protesters in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on May 19. Government forces fired tear gas during the clashes after Friday prayers called by separatist leaders against the detention of Asiya Adrabi, chair of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or Daughters of the Nation. They also demanded the release of all political prisoners from Indian prisons.
Dar Yasin / AP

A Kashmiri boy shields himself with plywood from stones and glass marbles during a clash between Indian police and protesters in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on May 19. Government forces fired tear gas during the clashes after Friday prayers called by separatist leaders against the detention of Asiya Adrabi, chair of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or Daughters of the Nation. They also demanded the release of all political prisoners from Indian prisons.

Workers clean up a supermarket after it was looted in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on May 17.
Carlos Eduardo Ramirez / Reuters

Workers clean up a supermarket after it was looted in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on May 17.

Pope Francis prays in front of a figure representing Our Lady of Fatima during his visit to the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Fatima shrine on May 12. Two of the three child shepherds who reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, one century ago were declared saints on May 13.
Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP / Getty Images

Pope Francis prays in front of a figure representing Our Lady of Fatima during his visit to the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Fatima shrine on May 12. Two of the three child shepherds who reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, one century ago were declared saints on May 13.

Sumo wresters hold up crying babies in front of a referee in a traditional costume during the annual "Baby-cry Sumo" event at the Kamegaike-Hachiman Shrine in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, on May 1. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with good health.
Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty Images

Sumo wresters hold up crying babies in front of a referee in a traditional costume during the annual "Baby-cry Sumo" event at the Kamegaike-Hachiman Shrine in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, on May 1. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with good health.

A woman shares the beach with cows in Coti-Chiavari, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on May 17. A herd of some 30 wild cattle take up their summer residence at the Mare e Sol beach each year.
Pascal Pochard-casabianca / AFP / Getty Images

A woman shares the beach with cows in Coti-Chiavari, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on May 17. A herd of some 30 wild cattle take up their summer residence at the Mare e Sol beach each year.

Prince William chats with patient Daisy Wood, 6, during a visit to the Royal Marsden hospital on May 16 in Sutton, England, marking 10 years since he became president of the center.
Wpa Pool / Getty Images

Prince William chats with patient Daisy Wood, 6, during a visit to the Royal Marsden hospital on May 16 in Sutton, England, marking 10 years since he became president of the center.

Angel Peng, 8, whose hand was injured in a scalding accident when she was 9 months old, demonstrates the 3D-printed prosthetic hand designed and built by engineer Chang Hsien-Liang, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on April 6.
Tyrone Siu / Reuters

Angel Peng, 8, whose hand was injured in a scalding accident when she was 9 months old, demonstrates the 3D-printed prosthetic hand designed and built by engineer Chang Hsien-Liang, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on April 6.

Alibaba employees celebrate a mass wedding at their headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on May 10.
China Stringer Network / Reuters

Alibaba employees celebrate a mass wedding at their headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on May 10.

Ultra-orthodox Jews gather around bonfires during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Bnei Brak, Israel, on May 13. Lag Ba'Omer commemorates the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times.
Oded Balilty / AP

Ultra-orthodox Jews gather around bonfires during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Bnei Brak, Israel, on May 13. Lag Ba'Omer commemorates the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times.

Support our journalism

Help BuzzFeed News reporters expose injustices and keep quality news free.

Contribute
ADVERTISEMENT