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24 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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

Posted on June 23, 2017, at 5:17 p.m. ET

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pauses after writing "-er" on a sign with a purported by President Donald Trump, his response to the release of the Republicans' health care bill, which represents the long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 22.

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A woman holding balloons joins upwards to 3,500 people marching in the first Gay Pride Parade in Beersheba, Israel, on June 22.

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Anti-LGBT protesters in Kiev join arms during the equality march on June 18.

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President Donald Trump is applauded while delivering a speech on US–Cuba relations at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, on June 16.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the wreath-laying ceremony at the Unknown Soldier's Tomb in Moscow on June 22, the anniversary of the 1941 Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.

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An injured opposition supporter is helped by volunteer members of a primary care response team during clashes with riot security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 22.

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A police officer squares off with a demonstrator during a protest in Parliament Square in central London on June 21.

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An interior view shows the devastation caused by the fire in Grenfell Tower in West London. At least 79 people are presumed dead after the 24-story residential Grenfell Tower block was engulfed in flames in the early hours of June 14.

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Queen Elizabeth II meets firefighters on June 16 during a visit to the Westway Sports Center in London, which is providing temporary shelter for those who have been made homeless by the fire at Grenfell Tower.

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A dog sits outside a burned house on June 18 after a wildfire near Castanheira de Pera, Portugal, killed at least 62 people and left many injured. Some of the victims died inside their cars as they tried to flee the area.

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Michelle Carter (right), seated with her attorneys, reacts as she listens to Judge Lawrence Moniz before he finds her guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of Conrad Roy III, on June 16, in Taunton, Massachusetts.

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The trajectory of a bullet that killed Philando Castile is seen in an evidence photo released by the St. Anthony Police Department on June 20. Jeronimo Yanez, the officer who fired the shot, was found not guilty on all counts.

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Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members wait to be escorted upon their arrival at the maximum-security jail in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, on June 22.

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Members of the Iraqi army drop leaflets warning civilians of impending battle, over the old city of Mosul on June 18.

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Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) fire rifles at a drone operated by ISIS in Raqqa, Syria, on June 16.

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Yemeni children carrying weapons take part in a gathering organized by Shiite Huthi rebels to mobilize more fighters to fight pro-government forces, on June 18, in the capital Sanaa.

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Kashmiri village women wail as the body of Indian policeman Tasveer Ahmad arrives for his funeral at Surasyar village, southwest of Srinagar, Kashmir, on June 17. Six police officers were killed Friday when rebels fighting against Indian rule ambushed a police vehicle in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Two civilians were killed and several others injured in the ensuing gun battle between rebels and government forces.

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A TV crew films the damages on the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at its mother port in Yokosuka, Japan, on June 18. Seven American sailors were killed when the destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan's coast.

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Syrian residents of the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, break their fast with the iftar meal, on a heavily damaged street on June 18, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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Women practice yoga at a lotus pond in Tiande Lake on the International Yoga Day, on June 21, in Taizhou, China.

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Children in gowns and mortarboards run to their parents during their kindergarten graduation ceremony in in Handan, China, on June 20.

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An exhibitor presents a skull model with 3D-modeled prostheses during the FabCon 3.D fair in Erfurt, Germany, on June 20. At the fair, 206 exhibitors from all over the world presented the latest products and applications in the fields of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

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Racegoers attend the Royal Ascot Ladies Day 2017, at the Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England, on June 22.

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Roses are placed on the remains of a car in which a woman was killed after going off the road in the village of Nodeirinho on June 19. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed dozens of people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over roads Saturday evening.

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