Here are the most moving and breathtaking pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on November 17, 2017, at 5:07 p.m. ET
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R) and his wife Louise Linton hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and US Treasurer Jovita Carranza's signatures, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC, on Nov. 15.
President Donald Trump takes a drink of water as he speaks about his trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Nov. 15.
Protesters are dispersed by police blasting them with water cannons as they protest President Donald Trump's arrival at the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 13.
French riot police are covered with paint as protesters clash with police forces during a demonstration against French government reforms in Nantes, France, on Nov. 16.
Beverly Young Nelson, who claimed that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16, shows a signature by Roy Moore in her 1977 yearbook Nov. 13.
People celebrate the vote announcement for marriage laws to be changed to allow same-sex marriage, on Nov. 15 in Sydney. The Yes vote claimed 61.6% to the 38.4% for No.
A woman poses for a selfie with the carcass of a humpback whale on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 15. Biologist Rafael Carvalho said the whale appears to have been dead for a few days.
A visitor takes a photo of the painting "Salvator Mundi," supposedly painted by Leonardo da Vinci, at Christie's Auction House in New York on Nov. 15.
Students participate in a fine arts lesson in Xi'an, China, on Nov. 13. More than 10,000 students of Shaanxi participated in the lesson for students applying for a fine arts major in December.
A man watches the United Arab Emirates' Al Fursan (The Knights) aerobatic team perform at the Dubai Airshow 2017 on Nov. 12.
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo (left), French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, former French President François Hollande, and former Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, release balloons at the Paris 11th district town hall on Nov. 13 during a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the Paris attacks of November 2015, in which 130 people were killed.
Brandy Halladay, wife of former Major League Baseball player Roy Halladay, gives a tribute during a memorial service celebrating his life at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida, on Nov. 14.
In this photo released Nov. 16, Rohingya refugee Momtaz Begum, 30, poses for a photograph at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. Begum told how soldiers came to her village demanding valuables. "I told them I was poor and had nothing. One of them started beating me saying, 'If you have no money, then we will kill you.'" After beating her, they locked her inside her house and set the roof on fire. She escaped to find her three sons dead and her daughter beaten and bleeding.
Survivors mourn in front of destroyed houses in Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran, on Nov. 15, following a powerful earthquake along the Iraq border that killed hundreds and left thousands injured.
A woman gestures as a car is removed from the road in the town of Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Nov. 15. Heavy overnight rainfall in the area caused damage and left seven people dead.
Dense, toxic smog engulfs the Dasna stretch in Ghaziabad, India, on Nov. 7. The air quality index, which measures the concentration of poisonous particulate matter in the air, hit 451 on a scale where the maximum reading is 500, and where anything above 100 is considered unhealthy by the Central Pollution Control Board.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits the University of Hull on Nov. 16 during a visit to the city to mark its year as the United Kingdom City of Culture.
Actors Sam Duncane and Jake Morgan pose for photographs in a recreated First World War trench in Pollock Park on Nov. 10 in Glasgow. The actors were helping launch The 1918 Poppy Pledge, a yearlong fundraising quest to inspire groups, schools, clubs, and organizations around the country to take on the challenge of raising £1,918 or more in the next year.
World War II veteran Les Cherrington, 99, attends the annual Armistice Day service at the National Memorial Arboretum on Nov. 11 in Alrewas, England.
People carry the American flag during the Veterans Day Parade in New York on Nov. 11.
Ada Kennedy, 7, looks up at her mother as they participate in a protest march for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters in Los Angeles on Nov. 12.
The First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs is turned into a memorial on Nov. 12 to honor those who died in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The inside of the church has been painted white with 26 white chairs placed around the room. On each chair is a single rose and the name of a victim of the shooting. The chairs are placed throughout the room at the location where the victim died.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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