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21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

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

Posted on May 26, 2017, at 5:16 p.m. ET

People gather in Manchester on May 25 to observe a minute of silence in remembrance of those killed by a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive as concertgoers were leaving an Ariana Grande performance. Twenty-two people died and more than 50 were injured in the attack.
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People gather in Manchester on May 25 to observe a minute of silence in remembrance of those killed by a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive as concertgoers were leaving an Ariana Grande performance. Twenty-two people died and more than 50 were injured in the attack.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Millie Robson, 15, and her mother, Marie, during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to meet victims of the May 22 terror attack and to thank members of staff who treated them, on May 25.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Millie Robson, 15, and her mother, Marie, during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to meet victims of the May 22 terror attack and to thank members of staff who treated them, on May 25.

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in London on May 23.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in London on May 23.

US President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi put their hands on an illuminated globe during the inauguration ceremony of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21.
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US President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi put their hands on an illuminated globe during the inauguration ceremony of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21.

Former South Korea President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court on May 25 for a hearing in her corruption trial. Park has been accused of receiving or demanding $52.7 million in bribes from business conglomerates including Samsung.
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Former South Korea President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court on May 25 for a hearing in her corruption trial. Park has been accused of receiving or demanding $52.7 million in bribes from business conglomerates including Samsung.

Activists dressed as characters from The Handmaid's Tale chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB 8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospitals and abortion clinics, to bury or cremate any fetal remains whether from abortion, miscarriage, or stillbirth, and to be banned from donating aborted fetal tissue to medical researchers, on May 23 in Austin.
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Activists dressed as characters from The Handmaid's Tale chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB 8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospitals and abortion clinics, to bury or cremate any fetal remains whether from abortion, miscarriage, or stillbirth, and to be banned from donating aborted fetal tissue to medical researchers, on May 23 in Austin.

Donald, Melania, and Ivanka Trump meet Pope Francis on May 22 in Vatican City.
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Donald, Melania, and Ivanka Trump meet Pope Francis on May 22 in Vatican City.

Congressional staff members and other protesters join House Democrats on the east side of the US Capitol during a news conference to criticize President Donald Trump's proposed federal fiscal 2018 budget on May 24. The House Democrats said the budget "makes draconian cuts to programs that help working Americans and their families get ahead."
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Congressional staff members and other protesters join House Democrats on the east side of the US Capitol during a news conference to criticize President Donald Trump's proposed federal fiscal 2018 budget on May 24. The House Democrats said the budget "makes draconian cuts to programs that help working Americans and their families get ahead."

Demonstrators calling for the resignation of President Michel Temer clash with police on May 24 in Brasilia, Brazil, in response to a leaked audio recording that allegedly implicates Temer in a corruption probe. Protesters in several Brazilian cities are demanding direct elections after Temer said he will not resign, and impeachment proceedings against the president have been filed by the Brazilian Bar Association.
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Demonstrators calling for the resignation of President Michel Temer clash with police on May 24 in Brasilia, Brazil, in response to a leaked audio recording that allegedly implicates Temer in a corruption probe. Protesters in several Brazilian cities are demanding direct elections after Temer said he will not resign, and impeachment proceedings against the president have been filed by the Brazilian Bar Association.

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Opposition demonstrators set a man on fire during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on May 20. According to the Venezuelan Interior and Justice Ministry, the victim, Orlando Figuera, 21, an alleged thief, is hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns in 80% of his body and is also being treated for several stab wounds.

A woman comforts the mother of Shakil, 38, an Indian man killed by a gang on early Thursday night, near Jewar, about 50 miles south of Delhi, India, on May 25. Police are searching for a gang of highway robbers who allegedly raped four women after dragging them into a field and fatally shooting Shakil after he tried to save them. Violent crimes against women have been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted by the government.
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A woman comforts the mother of Shakil, 38, an Indian man killed by a gang on early Thursday night, near Jewar, about 50 miles south of Delhi, India, on May 25. Police are searching for a gang of highway robbers who allegedly raped four women after dragging them into a field and fatally shooting Shakil after he tried to save them. Violent crimes against women have been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted by the government.

A cow walks amid the debris of houses destroyed by recent wildfires in the Siberian settlement of Strelka, located on the bank of the Angara River in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region, on May 25.
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A cow walks amid the debris of houses destroyed by recent wildfires in the Siberian settlement of Strelka, located on the bank of the Angara River in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region, on May 25.

An Acehnese woman is caned in public for violating Sharia law by spending time with a man who is not her husband, at Syuhada mosque on May 23 in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Public canings take place regularly in the Aceh province, on the northern tip of Sumatra island, for a range of offenses from adultery to homosexuality to selling alcohol, while women are required to dress modestly and Shariah police officers patrol the streets and conduct raids to hunt for "immoral" activities. More than 90% of the 255 million people who live in Indonesia describe themselves as Muslim, but the vast majority practice a moderate form.
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An Acehnese woman is caned in public for violating Sharia law by spending time with a man who is not her husband, at Syuhada mosque on May 23 in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Public canings take place regularly in the Aceh province, on the northern tip of Sumatra island, for a range of offenses from adultery to homosexuality to selling alcohol, while women are required to dress modestly and Shariah police officers patrol the streets and conduct raids to hunt for "immoral" activities. More than 90% of the 255 million people who live in Indonesia describe themselves as Muslim, but the vast majority practice a moderate form.

A woman cries in a rescue boat after losing her baby in the water off Lampedusa, Italy, on May 24, 2017. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station's Phoenix vessel rescued 603 people after one of three wooden boats partially capsized, leaving more than 30 people dead. 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. In an attempt to slow the flow of refugees, Italy recently signed a deal with Libya, Chad, and Niger outlining a plan to increase border controls and add new reception centers in the African nations, key transit points for people fleeing to Italy.
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A woman cries in a rescue boat after losing her baby in the water off Lampedusa, Italy, on May 24, 2017. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station's Phoenix vessel rescued 603 people after one of three wooden boats partially capsized, leaving more than 30 people dead. 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. In an attempt to slow the flow of refugees, Italy recently signed a deal with Libya, Chad, and Niger outlining a plan to increase border controls and add new reception centers in the African nations, key transit points for people fleeing to Italy.

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on May 19 in Tehran. Millions of Iranians voted in the presidential election, which incumbent President Hassan Rouhani won by a large margin.
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Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on May 19 in Tehran. Millions of Iranians voted in the presidential election, which incumbent President Hassan Rouhani won by a large margin.

Supporters hug each other during a rally after Taiwan's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Supporters hug each other during a rally after Taiwan's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, in Taipei, Taiwan.

Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in London on May 19, after Sweden dropped its rape investigation against the WikiLeaks founder.
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Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in London on May 19, after Sweden dropped its rape investigation against the WikiLeaks founder.

Actor James Earl Jones and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg receive honorary doctorates from Harvard University at its 2017 commencement on May 25 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Zuckerberg studied computer science at Harvard before leaving to move establish Facebook in Palo Alto, California, and returned to the campus and his former dorm room this week to livestream his visit.
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Actor James Earl Jones and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg receive honorary doctorates from Harvard University at its 2017 commencement on May 25 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Zuckerberg studied computer science at Harvard before leaving to move establish Facebook in Palo Alto, California, and returned to the campus and his former dorm room this week to livestream his visit.

Hundreds of couples try to break the world record for the largest number of dancers waltzing on May 19 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK. Unfortunately, the attempt wasn't successful this time, but organizers intend to try again.
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Hundreds of couples try to break the world record for the largest number of dancers waltzing on May 19 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK. Unfortunately, the attempt wasn't successful this time, but organizers intend to try again.

Pippa Middleton kisses her new husband, James Matthews, following their wedding ceremony at St. Mark's Church in Englefield Green, England.
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Pippa Middleton kisses her new husband, James Matthews, following their wedding ceremony at St. Mark's Church in Englefield Green, England.

A tribute stands outside a shop in the center of the English village of Tarleton, the home of Georgina Callander, 18, and Saffie Rose Roussos, 8, who were killed in the Manchester attack, on May 24.
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A tribute stands outside a shop in the center of the English village of Tarleton, the home of Georgina Callander, 18, and Saffie Rose Roussos, 8, who were killed in the Manchester attack, on May 24.

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