Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on April 14, 2017, at 5:15 p.m. ET
President Donald Trump celebrates the ceremonial swearing-in of Neil Gorsuch as the 113th Supreme Court justice in the Rose Garden at the White House on April 10, following a private ceremony at the Supreme Court.
Trump supporters gather outside the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 8.
Left to right: Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Powell, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus attend a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President Trump in the East Room of the White House on April 12. Trump reaffirmed the United States' commitment to the North Atlantic alliance and its "ironclad" pledge to defend NATO allies, even though he had repeatedly questioned the relevance of the military organization during the presidential campaign.
Peterbald kittens sit inside their cage during a regional cat exhibition in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on April 8.
Hooded penitents from the La Borriquita brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, Spain, on April 9. Hundreds of processions take place throughout the country during the Easter Holy Week.
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A flagellant with his back bloodied by wooden flails prays in front of a church as a form of penitence on April 13 in San Fernando township in Pampanga province, Philippines. Although the act of self-mortification is condemned by the Catholic church, it has become a tradition in Asia's largest predominantly Roman Catholic nation, where thousands of Filipino faithfuls still practice it as a form of popular piety.
Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates of the Paliano maximum security prison, south of Rome, on April 13, Holy Thursday. The pre-Easter ritual is meant to show the pope's willingness to serve and offer hope to society's most marginal people. Francis urged the prisoners to help out one another and to similarly "be the servant of others."
A South American cowboy known as a gaucho is thrown off a wild horse during the Criolla del Prado rodeo, held during Holy Week to reward the best riders, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on April 12.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip feed bananas to Donna, a 7-year-old Asian elephant, at the opening of the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on April 11 in Dunstable, England.
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez is doused by teammates after he hit a walk-off RBI single during the ninth inning of a home game against the Washington Nationals on April 9. The Phillies won 4–3.
An elephant sprays tourists with water in celebration of the Songkran Water Festival in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, on April 11.
Russia's Soyuz MS-02 space capsule carrying Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko and US astronaut Shane Kimbrough from the International Space Station Expedition 50 lands in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan, on April 10.
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough is carried into a medical tent outside the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft just minutes after he and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko landed in a remote area of Kazakhstan on April 10. The members of the Expedition 49 and 50 crews spent 173 days in space onboard the International Space Station.
Men help an injured demonstrator during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas on April 10.
Betty Rodriguez, right, comforts her granddaughter Giselle during a prayer service held to honor the shooting victims at North Park Elementary School on April 10 in San Bernardino, California. A man opened fire inside his wife’s classroom, killing her and an 8-year-old boy before turning the gun on himself, police said.
Miner Donnie Claycomb, 27, of Limestone, West Virginia, attends an event with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt at the Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pennsylvania, on April 13. The Harvey Mine, owned by CNX Coal Resources, is part of the largest underground mining complex in the United States.
An Iraqi federal policeman relaxes between firefights during a battle to recapture west Mosul from ISIS on April 12.
A demonstrator prays during a protest against the US missile strikes in Syria on April 7 in New York City. Hundreds took to the streets chanting "Hands off Syria!" and "Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!" after the US fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria on April 6 in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack against civilians earlier in the week.
Smoke rises after Syrian Regime Forces bombed the Menshiyye neighborhood as opposition forces advance toward the center of Daraa, Syria, on April 10. The military opposition, which controls 45% of the center of Daraa province, began an operation two months ago against the regime's heavy air attacks.
A woman stands near a pew covered in blood inside a Coptic Christian church that was bombed on April 9 in the city of Tanta, one of two Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt that killed dozens of people.
A Stockholm police officer carries a red rose in his duty belt on April 8, the day after a deadly truck attack in the Swedish capital.
Nazi concentration camp survivor Alexander Bytschok of Kiev, Ukraine, mourns during commemoration ceremonies for the 72th anniversary of the liberation of Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, on April 11.
A girl attends Palm Sunday services at Al-Saleeb church in Damascus, Syria, on April 9.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presents Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai with a Canadian flag during a ceremony in the Library of Parliament on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario on April 12.
A woman writes on a tribute to victims outside Ahlens department store in Stockholm on April 9, two days after a man hijacked a truck, drove into a crowd of pedestrians, and crashed into the store.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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