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23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

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

Posted on April 7, 2017, at 5:13 p.m. ET

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A man carries the body of a dead child after what rescue workers described as a gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria, April 4.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires a Tomahawk land attack missile on April 7 in the Mediterranean Sea. The USS Porter was one of two destroyers that fired a total of 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack that killed scores of civilians this week. The attack was the first direct US assault on Syria and the government of President Bashar al-Assad since the war began there.
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The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires a Tomahawk land attack missile on April 7 in the Mediterranean Sea. The USS Porter was one of two destroyers that fired a total of 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack that killed scores of civilians this week. The attack was the first direct US assault on Syria and the government of President Bashar al-Assad since the war began there.

Police officers wearing gas masks work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7.
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Police officers wearing gas masks work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7.

Vice President Mike Pence tries to stop President Donald Trump from leaving the Oval Office without signing executive orders on trade after a signing ceremony at the White House on March 31.
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Vice President Mike Pence tries to stop President Donald Trump from leaving the Oval Office without signing executive orders on trade after a signing ceremony at the White House on March 31.

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Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov listens during an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York City on April 5, following one of the worst chemical attacks in Syria.
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Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov listens during an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York City on April 5, following one of the worst chemical attacks in Syria.

A Russian man mourns on April 4 at a St. Petersburg Metro station platform, where people left flowers in memory of the victims of a nearby explosion. The blast tore through a subway train under Russia's second-largest city on Monday, killing 14 people and wounding more than 40. An anti-terror investigation is underway.
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A Russian man mourns on April 4 at a St. Petersburg Metro station platform, where people left flowers in memory of the victims of a nearby explosion. The blast tore through a subway train under Russia's second-largest city on Monday, killing 14 people and wounding more than 40. An anti-terror investigation is underway.

People attend a rally in St. Petersburg on April 6 honoring the victims of the subway bombing.
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People attend a rally in St. Petersburg on April 6 honoring the victims of the subway bombing.

A migrant is rescued by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) after they were spotted adrift on board a wooden boat in the central Mediterranean north of Sabratha on the Libyan coast, on April 5.
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A migrant is rescued by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) after they were spotted adrift on board a wooden boat in the central Mediterranean north of Sabratha on the Libyan coast, on April 5.

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South Korean marines take part in a joint landing operation drill with US soldiers , part of the two countries' annual military training called Foal Eagle, in Pohang, South Korea, on April 2.
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South Korean marines take part in a joint landing operation drill with US soldiers , part of the two countries' annual military training called Foal Eagle, in Pohang, South Korea, on April 2.

A civilian family waves a white flag during a battle with ISIS militants in Mosul, Iraq, on April 4.
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A civilian family waves a white flag during a battle with ISIS militants in Mosul, Iraq, on April 4.

A member of the Iraqi federal police holds a rocket-propelled grenade as troops advance near the Old City in western Mosul on April 2, during the offensive to retake the city from ISIS fighters.
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A member of the Iraqi federal police holds a rocket-propelled grenade as troops advance near the Old City in western Mosul on April 2, during the offensive to retake the city from ISIS fighters.

Jared Kushner (right), a senior adviser to President Trump, rides a helicopter over Baghdad on April 3.
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Jared Kushner (right), a senior adviser to President Trump, rides a helicopter over Baghdad on April 3.

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Impersonators of US President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and former president Barack Obama (from left: Dennis Alan, Howard, and Reggie Brown) promote the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong on April 7.
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Impersonators of US President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and former president Barack Obama (from left: Dennis Alan, Howard, and Reggie Brown) promote the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong on April 7.

A protester flips off members of Unite Against Fascism during a march against terrorism held on April 1 in response to the March 22 Westminster terror attack in London. Khalid Masood killed four people, driving a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbing to death PC Keith Palmer before he was shot dead himself.
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A protester flips off members of Unite Against Fascism during a march against terrorism held on April 1 in response to the March 22 Westminster terror attack in London. Khalid Masood killed four people, driving a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbing to death PC Keith Palmer before he was shot dead himself.

Juan Requesens (right), deputy of the Venezuelan Democratic Unity coalition of opposition parties, is helped after being injured during clashes with pro-government supporters outside the offices of Venezuela's ombudsman in Caracas on April 3.
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Juan Requesens (right), deputy of the Venezuelan Democratic Unity coalition of opposition parties, is helped after being injured during clashes with pro-government supporters outside the offices of Venezuela's ombudsman in Caracas on April 3.

Demonstrators scuffle with security forces during an opposition rally in Caracas on April 4.
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Demonstrators scuffle with security forces during an opposition rally in Caracas on April 4.

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A Viking re-enactor stands before a burning 25-foot tall wicker wolf, representing a symbolic beacon calling the Vikings back to York, UK, on March 31, ahead of the April 8 reopening of the Jorvik Viking Centre. The popular York attraction was badly damaged during the 2015 flooding in the city and has since undergone extensive refurbishment.
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A Viking re-enactor stands before a burning 25-foot tall wicker wolf, representing a symbolic beacon calling the Vikings back to York, UK, on March 31, ahead of the April 8 reopening of the Jorvik Viking Centre. The popular York attraction was badly damaged during the 2015 flooding in the city and has since undergone extensive refurbishment.

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, erupts on the island of Sicily on April 3.
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Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, erupts on the island of Sicily on April 3.

An Indian Hindu girl takes part in the Kumari Puja at the Adyapeath Ashram on the outskirts of Calcutta on April 5. Kumari Puja, a tradition of worshipping young girls as manifestations of the divine female energy, is part of the annual Hindu festival Ram Navami.
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An Indian Hindu girl takes part in the Kumari Puja at the Adyapeath Ashram on the outskirts of Calcutta on April 5. Kumari Puja, a tradition of worshipping young girls as manifestations of the divine female energy, is part of the annual Hindu festival Ram Navami.

A mother and her child play under fully bloomed cherry blossom trees in Bursa's Inegol region, Turkey, on April 1.
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A mother and her child play under fully bloomed cherry blossom trees in Bursa's Inegol region, Turkey, on April 1.

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Revelers take part in a giant pillow fight in Kennington Park, London, on International Pillow Fight Day on April 1.
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Revelers take part in a giant pillow fight in Kennington Park, London, on International Pillow Fight Day on April 1.

Children peek out from a tent in the Hamam al-Alil refugee camp in Iraq. Around 300,000 people in Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul have left their homes, with large numbers settling in refugee camps outside the city, as fighting to retake the city from ISIS enters its sixth month.
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Children peek out from a tent in the Hamam al-Alil refugee camp in Iraq. Around 300,000 people in Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul have left their homes, with large numbers settling in refugee camps outside the city, as fighting to retake the city from ISIS enters its sixth month.

A visitor views Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" painting, part of the Pity and Terror in Picasso: The Path to Guernica exhibit at the Museo Reina Sofia on April 3 in Madrid. The exhibition to celebrate the 80th anniversary of "Guernica" also features 150 masterpieces by the artist from the Reina Sofia's own collection and others from over 30 institutions around the world, including the Musée Picasso and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Tate Modern in London, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, Switzerland.
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A visitor views Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" painting, part of the Pity and Terror in Picasso: The Path to Guernica exhibit at the Museo Reina Sofia on April 3 in Madrid. The exhibition to celebrate the 80th anniversary of "Guernica" also features 150 masterpieces by the artist from the Reina Sofia's own collection and others from over 30 institutions around the world, including the Musée Picasso and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Tate Modern in London, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, Switzerland.

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