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23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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

Posted on September 22, 2017, at 5:07 p.m. ET

President Donald Trump sits among world leaders during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 20.
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President Donald Trump sits among world leaders during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 20.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 16.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 16.

A rescue worker inspects the debris of a collapsed building on Sept. 21, following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City on Sept. 19.
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A rescue worker inspects the debris of a collapsed building on Sept. 21, following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City on Sept. 19.

Rescuers and residents assist an injured victim amid the ruins of a building knocked down by the earthquake that jolted central Mexico on Sept. 19.
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Rescuers and residents assist an injured victim amid the ruins of a building knocked down by the earthquake that jolted central Mexico on Sept. 19.

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A man looks for valuables in the damaged house of a relative in Guayama, Puerto Rico, after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, on Sept. 20.
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A man looks for valuables in the damaged house of a relative in Guayama, Puerto Rico, after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, on Sept. 20.

A US flag flies over a debris field following Hurricane Irma in Islamorada, Florida, on Sept. 15.
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A US flag flies over a debris field following Hurricane Irma in Islamorada, Florida, on Sept. 15.

Demonstrators clash with Spanish National Police officers outside the headquarters of the Popular Unity Candidacy, a pro-Catalan independence political party, on Sept. 20, in Barcelona. Spanish Civil Guard police have stormed several Catalan government ministries in an attempt to stop the region's upcoming independence referendum on Oct. 1, which has been deemed illegal by the Spanish government in Madrid.
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Demonstrators clash with Spanish National Police officers outside the headquarters of the Popular Unity Candidacy, a pro-Catalan independence political party, on Sept. 20, in Barcelona. Spanish Civil Guard police have stormed several Catalan government ministries in an attempt to stop the region's upcoming independence referendum on Oct. 1, which has been deemed illegal by the Spanish government in Madrid.

Protesters burn a cube effigy with a face of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a National Day of Protest outside the presidential palace in Manila on Sept. 21.
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Protesters burn a cube effigy with a face of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a National Day of Protest outside the presidential palace in Manila on Sept. 21.

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Protesters stage a "die-in" during a peaceful rally outside the police headquarters in St. Louis, following the "not guilty" verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, on Sept. 17.
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Protesters stage a "die-in" during a peaceful rally outside the police headquarters in St. Louis, following the "not guilty" verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, on Sept. 17.

Police officers spray a chemical agent at protesters in St. Louis, following the "not guilty" verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, on Sept. 17.
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Police officers spray a chemical agent at protesters in St. Louis, following the "not guilty" verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, on Sept. 17.

A man takes a photograph of a new work by street artist Banksy on a wall by the Barbican Centre on Sept. 18 in London. One of the new Banksy works is based on Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 piece "Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump" and depicts a figure being questioned by two police officers.
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A man takes a photograph of a new work by street artist Banksy on a wall by the Barbican Centre on Sept. 18 in London. One of the new Banksy works is based on Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 piece "Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump" and depicts a figure being questioned by two police officers.

Pro-independence supporters wave flags during a rally in support for the secession of the Catalonia region from Spain on Sept. 16 in Bilbao, Spain.
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Pro-independence supporters wave flags during a rally in support for the secession of the Catalonia region from Spain on Sept. 16 in Bilbao, Spain.

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Former president Barack Obama speaks during the Goalkeepers Conference hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Sept. 20 in New York.
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Former president Barack Obama speaks during the Goalkeepers Conference hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Sept. 20 in New York.

The American flag billows in the wind as immigrants take the oath of allegiance to the US during a naturalization ceremony, on Sept. 15 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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The American flag billows in the wind as immigrants take the oath of allegiance to the US during a naturalization ceremony, on Sept. 15 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Models walk the runway at the Ana Locking show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Sept. 16 in Madrid.
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Models walk the runway at the Ana Locking show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Sept. 16 in Madrid.

Shaheda, 40, a Rohingya refugee woman who said her body was burnt when the Myanmar army set fire to her house, receives treatment on Sept. 19 at the Cox's Bazar District Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
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Shaheda, 40, a Rohingya refugee woman who said her body was burnt when the Myanmar army set fire to her house, receives treatment on Sept. 19 at the Cox's Bazar District Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

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A man carries supplies across a stream as monsoon rains continue to make life miserable for the displaced Rohingya people, on Sept. 17, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in the Rakhine state.
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A man carries supplies across a stream as monsoon rains continue to make life miserable for the displaced Rohingya people, on Sept. 17, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in the Rakhine state.

Police officers stand guard by a property being searched in connection with the attack on Parsons Green station, on Sept. 13, in Sunbury, England.
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Police officers stand guard by a property being searched in connection with the attack on Parsons Green station, on Sept. 13, in Sunbury, England.

Horses of the Cavalry honorary escort in The Hague, Netherlands, are tested with noise, music, and smoke during a training session on Sept. 18, the day before Prinsjesdag, the opening of the parliamentary year. The horses escort the King and Queen of The Netherlands during their coach ride at Prinsjesdag.
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Horses of the Cavalry honorary escort in The Hague, Netherlands, are tested with noise, music, and smoke during a training session on Sept. 18, the day before Prinsjesdag, the opening of the parliamentary year. The horses escort the King and Queen of The Netherlands during their coach ride at Prinsjesdag.

Visitors celebrate in the beer tent during the second day of the 2017 Oktoberfest beer festival on Sept. 17, in Munich.
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Visitors celebrate in the beer tent during the second day of the 2017 Oktoberfest beer festival on Sept. 17, in Munich.

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Peter Glazebrook shows off his winning zucchini weighing nearly 150 Ibs., at the Autumn Harrogate Flower Show in Yorkshire, England, on Sept. 15.
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Peter Glazebrook shows off his winning zucchini weighing nearly 150 Ibs., at the Autumn Harrogate Flower Show in Yorkshire, England, on Sept. 15.

The "Boxing Gogos" stretch as they take part in a session hosted by the A-Team Gym on Sept. 19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The grandmothers, many of whom are over 70, claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before and are stronger than ever.
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The "Boxing Gogos" stretch as they take part in a session hosted by the A-Team Gym on Sept. 19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The grandmothers, many of whom are over 70, claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before and are stronger than ever.

Daniel Levitch holds a shofar for his daughter Gillian Levitch, 4, to blow at a Tashlich ceremony, a Rosh Hashanah ritual to symbolically cast away sins, during the Nashuva Spiritual Community Jewish New Year celebration on Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sept. 21.
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Daniel Levitch holds a shofar for his daughter Gillian Levitch, 4, to blow at a Tashlich ceremony, a Rosh Hashanah ritual to symbolically cast away sins, during the Nashuva Spiritual Community Jewish New Year celebration on Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sept. 21.

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