Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and breathtaking pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Last updated on July 28, 2017, at 5:03 p.m. ET
Posted on July 28, 2017, at 5:03 p.m. ET
Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci blows a kiss after answering questions during a press briefing at the White House on July 21.
Sen. John McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, departs after returning to the Senate to vote on health care legislation on July 25.
Transgender veteran Tanya Walker speaks to protesters near a military recruitment center in Times Square on July 26. The protesters were venting their anger at President Donald Trump's decision to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.
Jim Gargan, 50, of Akron, Ohio, dances in front of a flatbed truck adorned with Donald Trump signs and flags prior to a "Make American Great Again" rally hosted by the president in Youngstown on July 25.
Outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer waves as he walks into the White House on July 21.
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner leaves the Hart Senate Office Building after giving testimony about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election on July 24. In a statement released before the closed-door session of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Kushner said he met four times with people who represented, or may have represented, the Russian government.
A police officer walks by a mural in Santiago, Chile, on July 24 during a protest demanding an end to the current government pension system. Protesters say the current system robs retirees of fair pension payments, and are demanding a new social security system.
Evacuated people take refuge on the beach as a wildfire burns through the forest in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France, on July 26. Over 10,000 people were evacuated from campsites and homes in the region as firefighters battled the latest in a string of huge blazes along the Mediterranean coast.
Supporters of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard protest outside the High Court in London on July 24. The five-month legal battle over Charlie's future was ended after a US neurologist said that it was now too late to give him treatment. Charlie died on July 28.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits war graves to pay his respects on the 64th anniversary of the armistice which ended the Korean War. This undated photo was released on July 28 by the Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang.
Mock attackers take part in an anti-terrorism drill held by the interior forces of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in Luhansk, Ukraine, on July 21.
Palestinian men pray as Israeli security forces secure the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem on July 26.
A boy sits by rubble from damaged buildings in Arbin, a town in the countryside near Damascus, Syria, on July 25.
An exhausted African migrant rests aboard a rescue boat operated by the NGO Proactiva Open Arms. He had been located sailing out of control on a punctured rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea about 12 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, on July 23.
Tourists walk as others relax on the beach in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt, on July 17.
A woman wearing a handkerchief embroidered with a uterus and the Spanish word for "free" marches in Santiago, Chile, on July 25 in support of a bill, backed by President Michelle Bachelet, to legalize abortion.
People participate in a free child care training course organized by a local labor union in Haikou, China, on July 19.
Conjoined twins Rabia and Rukia are admitted to a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 24. Doctors will monitor the twins' health in the coming weeks, and assess if and when surgical separation might be possible — and what the risks to the babies' lives might be.
Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the yellow jersey of the overall leader, passes the Arc de Triomphe during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris on July 23.
Canada's Marissa Papaconstantinou makes her way to the finish line after falling in the women's 200-meter T44 final at the World Para Athletics Championships in London on July 23.
South Korean elementary school student Han Ji-min kisses Korean War veteran Osman Cucer, who is Turkish, during a ceremony on July 27 in Seoul to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement. On June 25, 1950, North Korean soldiers breached the 38th parallel and invaded the Republic of South Korea, marking the beginning of the Korean War. On July 27, 1953, a signed armistice agreement brought the three-year conflict to an end.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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