Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and breathtaking pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on July 7, 2017, at 5:03 p.m. ET
With the New York City skyline in the background, fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River on July 4.
Protesters dressed as zombies attend the "1000 Gestalten" demonstration on July 5 prior to the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Hundreds of actors took part in a two-hour show as a creative public appeal for more humanity and self-responsibility.
President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit on July 7.
Police clash with G20 protesters during a march in Hamburg on July 7.
Opposition lawmakers Luis Stefanelli (left) and Leonardo Regnault (right) react after a group of government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly in Caracas on July 5.
Police respond to a fire started by protesters demonstrating in São Paulo, Brazil, on June 30 against President Michel Temer's proposed social security and labor reforms. Protests have taken place in various Brazilian cities against Temer, who was accused of corruption by Brazil's attorney general's office this week.
Colleagues visit a makeshift memorial for fallen NYPD officer Miosotis Familia outside the 46th Police Precinct on July 6. Familia, 48, was shot and killed as she sat in a command vehicle in the Bronx, in what police called an "unprovoked attack."
Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold bilateral talks in Berlin on July 5.
The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test launch in this undated photo, released on July 4 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang.
This picture taken on July 4, and released by the Korean Central News Agency on July 5, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrating the successful test of the intercontinental ballistic missile at an undisclosed location.
A woman screams while fleeing through a destroyed alley with her family, as Iraqi special forces continued their advance against ISIS in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, on July 2.
Smoke billows over the Old City of Mosul following several strikes, as Iraqi forces continued their advance against ISIS on July 3.
A member of Iraq's counterterrorism forces prays in the Old City of Mosul on July 3 during the ongoing offensive.
In this picture released on July 5, a soldier from the Israeli Home Front Command takes part in an urban warfare drill inside a mock village at Tze'elim Army Base in Israel's Negev Desert.
People reach for ice cream at an evacuation center outside Marawi City, Philippines, as army troops continued their assault against insurgents from the Maute group on July 5.
A runner falls under Cebada Gago bulls during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermín festival in Pamplona, Spain, on July 7.
Little Joe, a western lowland gorilla, is put under anesthesia at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, on June 27. He was undergoing a routine general physical examination, blood work, and a cardiac exam by the zoo's veterinary staff.
Schoolchildren react in excitement to a kite that was stuck in a tree at Hume High School in Byculla, a neighborhood of Mumbai. The bird was rescued to enthusiastic cheers on July 3.
South Koreans wear Spider-Man costumes during the premiere of the film Spider-Man: Homecoming at Yeongdeungpo Times Square in Seoul on July 2.
Members of a female Afghan robotics team, which was denied entry to the US for a competition, work on their robots in Herat province, Afghanistan, on July 4.
Te Waka Huia performs during Te Taumata Kapa Haka in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 1 as part of the Matariki Festival — an annual event celebrating Maori culture presented by Auckland Council.
World War II veteran Fred Glover, who was a paratrooper on D-Day, adjusts his regimental beret as he arrives at Worthing Pier in England on July 4. Around 90 London taxis transported about 200 veterans to Worthing for a day at the seaside. Following an annual tradition that began in 1948, taxi drivers turned off their meters on behalf of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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