Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on May 5, 2017, at 5:10 p.m. ET
U.S. President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and congressional Republicans celebrate the House of Representatives' passage of the American Health Care Act, aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare, at the Rose Garden of the White House on May 4.
Secret Service agents take cover from spraying water behind a presidential limousine as the Marine One helicopter carrying Donald Trump lands in New York on May 4.
In this photo taken on July 2, 2013, by combat photographer Spc. Hilda Clayton and just released by the U.S. Army, an Afghan soldier is engulfed in flame as a mortar tube explodes during an Afghan National Army live-fire training exercise in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. The accident killed Clayton and four Afghan National Army soldiers.
Palestinian boys in Beirut show their solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have been on an open-ended hunger strike for the past 18 days, on May 4.
A police officer threatens to use pepper spray during May Day protests in Seattle on May 1.
A demonstrator catches fire after a police motorbike's gas tank exploded during violent protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on May 3.
A Trump supporter confronts activists protesting against the president in a "100 Days of Failure" rally on April 29, Trump's 100th day in office.
A peace rally participant stands at the intersection of Florence and Normandie in Los Angeles on the 25th anniversary of the LA riots, on April 29. This intersection was the flashpoint for the riots sparked by the acquittals of four police officers charged in the beating of Rodney King.
Kimberly Pierson, mother of Alton Sterling's son Na'Quincy Pierson, cries while speaking to reporters following a meeting with the US Justice Department at federal court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on May 3. An investigation into the police shooting death of Sterling found that there was not enough evidence to prove that the white officers acted unreasonably and willfully, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
Members of the Reyes family embrace at Border Field State Park in San Diego on April 30. US Border patrol agents opened a single gate to allow families to reunite for three minutes along the Mexican border on Children's Day in Mexico.
A member of the Syrian civil defense, known as the White Helmets, teaches schoolchildren how to protect themselves in case of an air strike during a war safety awareness campaign conducted by the group in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on May 2.
Afghan people receive medical treatment after a suicide attack targeting a NATO convey in Kabul on May 3 killed eight civilians and wounded at least 25.
An Iraqi federal police officer tosses a hand grenade during clashes with ISIS fighters in western Mosul, Iraq, on April 29.
An armed fighter belonging to the 3R armed militia stands guard while his leader, General Sadiki (not pictured), talks to the media in the town of Koui, Central African Republic, on April 27.
People gather near the Soviet Friendship of Nations Arch, which was painted with rainbow colors in celebration of diversity ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest, in central Kiev, Ukraine, on May 4.
Children wearing lotus lantern headbands rest before a parade celebrating Buddha's birthday, in Seoul on April 29.
Conservator and restorer Valerie Kaufmann poses with an 18th-century waxwork head of British naval hero Horatio Nelson in a CT scanner before it is examined in the radiology department at St. Thomas' Hospital in London on May 1. Nelson's and William Pitt the Elder's heads, part of Westminster Abbey's collection of historic funeral effigies currently undergoing conservation, are being studied by radiographers, conservation experts, and medical data analysts to discover more about their structure and composition. They will be back on display in a new museum and gallery opening in 2018.
A rare 5-year-old female albino orangutan is photographed after being rescued from captivity by authorities in Kapuas Hulu district, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, on April 29.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits Farms for City Children, a charity offering children in the UK a chance to live and work on a real farm for a week, on May 3 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire.
Cassie and Sean Diddy Combs pose for photographers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala on May 1.
Beltane Fire Society performers celebrate the coming of summer at the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill in Edinburgh on April 30. The event, first organized in the mid-1980s, is a revival of the ancient Celtic and Pagan festival of Beltane, the Gaelic name for the month of May.
Buddhists gather under colorful lanterns to celebrate Buddha's birthday at Jogye temple in Seoul on April 29. Buddha was born approximately 2,561 years ago, and although the exact date is unknown, Buddha's official birthday is commemorated on the full moon in May in South Korea — May 3 this year.
Riders give horses from the Darren Weir stable at Lady Bay beach a workout ahead of the Warrnambool Racing Carnival on May 3 in Warrnambool, Australia.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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