Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on April 21, 2017, at 5:19 p.m. ET
Standing beside a performer in an Easter Bunny costume, U.S. President Donald Trump salutes a member of the military who had just sung the national anthem at the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 17.
A pro-Trump supporter's face is bloodied during a violent clash between protesters during a free speech rally in Berkeley, California, on April 15.
People rally on the west lawn of the Capitol on April 15, calling on President Trump to release his tax returns.
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers attend a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15.
A bullet hole pierces a shop window on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on April 21, the day after a gunman opened fire on the city's most famous boulevard, killing a police officer. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
A woman who fell after being teargassed is aided by fellow demonstrators during anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 20. Tens of thousands of protesters calling for the resignation of President Nicolás Maduro flooded the streets again Thursday, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the largest anti-government demonstrations in years.
Protesters rally against the Venezuelan government in front of the Freedom Tower in Miami on April 19. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is "concerned" about the situation in Venezuela, where deadly clashes broke out April 19 in mass protests against its president.
Demonstrators gather on the Place de la République in Paris on April 20 to denounce the anti-gay campaign launched in the Russian province of Chechnya. Several dozen men suspected of being gay were rounded up and detained by Chechnya authorities; at least three of the men were reportedly killed.
Electoral workers help an elderly woman cast her ballot at a makeshift polling station under a bridge during the runoff election in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 19, after a polarizing campaign that undermined the country's reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not pictured) addresses a crowd celebrating the results of a controversial referendum that would significantly expand the president's power, at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on April 17.
Migrants struggle to stay afloat after falling off their rubber dinghy during a rescue operation by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station in the Mediterranean international waters some 15 nautical miles off the coast of Zawiya in Libya on April 14.
An Iraqi federal policeman tries to draw fire from an ISIS sniper in order to reveal his position during the battle to recapture west Mosul on April 13. Despite being completely surrounded, ISIS fighters continued to resist Iraqi forces, who were forced to engage in house-to-house fighting in their efforts to retake Iraq's second-largest city.
Members of the Torres and Ramos families pose for a photograph with the remains of Petrona Chavarria and Vilma Ramos, who died in the 1981 El Mozote massacre, in the village of La Joya, Meanguera, El Salvador, on Dec. 11, 2016.
Police surround the car of Steve Stephens in Erie, Pennsylvania, where police say he killed himself following a brief pursuit on April 18. Stevens was the subject of a nationwide manhunt after he posted video of himself on Facebook killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin in Cleveland.
Aya Hijazi, founder of Belady, an NGO that promotes a better life for street children, reads a book inside a holding cell at a courthouse in Cairo on March 23 before her trial on charges of human trafficking. She was acquitted and returned to the US on April 20.
The Soyuz MS-04 rocket carrying Expedition 51 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 20 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Yurchikhin and Fischer will spend the next four and a half months aboard the International Space Station.
Tory Lanez performs on the Sahara Stage during the second day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 15 in Indio, California.
Syrian children who fled their homes due to the Assad regime forces' attacks on civilians take a selfie at a makeshift tent camp in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, on April 19.
Two sibling lambs who were born on Easter Monday nuzzle each other in Kingsclere, North Hampshire, UK, on April 17.
Pilot Michael Loy checks his balloon, High Kitty, before flying in the Meander Over Martinborough event at the Wairarapa Balloon Festival on April 16 in Martinborough, New Zealand. The annual event this year featured two special international balloons: High Kitty from the US and Alien Rocket from Canada.
Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as "Iceberg Alley," near Ferryland in Newfoundland, Canada on April 16.
Migrants on a rubber dinghy await a dawn rescue by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station in the Mediterranean international waters off the coast of Sabratha in Libya on April 15.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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