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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 August 25, 2017, at 4:46 p.m. ET

People watch the total solar eclipse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Aug. 21.
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People watch the total solar eclipse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Aug. 21.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House on Aug. 21.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House on Aug. 21.

Muslim pilgrims climb the Jabal al-Nour to visit the Cave of Hira, where the Prophet Muhammad is believed to have received the first revelations of the Qur'an, during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 24.
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Muslim pilgrims climb the Jabal al-Nour to visit the Cave of Hira, where the Prophet Muhammad is believed to have received the first revelations of the Qur'an, during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 24.

Civilians escape an explosion site after a strike over the Eastern Ghouta region of Damascus by the regime forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Aug. 22.
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Civilians escape an explosion site after a strike over the Eastern Ghouta region of Damascus by the regime forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Aug. 22.

Israeli security forces clash with Palestinian demonstrators following a weekly protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on Aug. 25.
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Israeli security forces clash with Palestinian demonstrators following a weekly protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on Aug. 25.

Police in riot gear guard a statue of a Confederate soldier — nicknamed Silent Sam — on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during a demonstration for its removal on Aug. 22.
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Police in riot gear guard a statue of a Confederate soldier — nicknamed Silent Sam — on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during a demonstration for its removal on Aug. 22.

Counterprotesters gesture during clashes with police around the Boston Free Speech rally on Aug. 19.
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Counterprotesters gesture during clashes with police around the Boston Free Speech rally on Aug. 19.

A woman carrying her child cries after her husband was killed during anti-drug operations in Caloocan city in the metropolitan area of Manila on Aug. 17.
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A woman carrying her child cries after her husband was killed during anti-drug operations in Caloocan city in the metropolitan area of Manila on Aug. 17.

People display flowers, messages, and candles in tribute to the victims of Barcelona and Cambrils on Aug. 22 — a week after related attacks killed 15 people and injured more than 100 in Catalonia.
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People display flowers, messages, and candles in tribute to the victims of Barcelona and Cambrils on Aug. 22 — a week after related attacks killed 15 people and injured more than 100 in Catalonia.

A makeshift memorial for the legendary comedian, actor, and entertainer Jerry Lewis adorns his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following his death on Aug. 20.
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A makeshift memorial for the legendary comedian, actor, and entertainer Jerry Lewis adorns his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following his death on Aug. 20.

South Sudanese refugees wait in line for food at the Omugo refugee settlement camp in northern Uganda, Aug. 23.
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South Sudanese refugees wait in line for food at the Omugo refugee settlement camp in northern Uganda, Aug. 23.

An exhibitor rides his miniature traction engine on day two of the Great Dorset Steam Fair on Aug. 25 in Tarrant Hinton, England.
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An exhibitor rides his miniature traction engine on day two of the Great Dorset Steam Fair on Aug. 25 in Tarrant Hinton, England.

An extreme-cycling enthusiast performs a stunt before falling into the East Lake in Wuhan, China, on Aug. 19.
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An extreme-cycling enthusiast performs a stunt before falling into the East Lake in Wuhan, China, on Aug. 19.

Supporters of the outgoing president, José Eduardo dos Santos, and the presidential candidate of his People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola, João Lourenço, gather at a rally in Luanda on Aug. 19 ahead of elections. Lourenço will replace dos Santos, who has been in office for 38 years, as Angola's president.
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Supporters of the outgoing president, José Eduardo dos Santos, and the presidential candidate of his People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola, João Lourenço, gather at a rally in Luanda on Aug. 19 ahead of elections. Lourenço will replace dos Santos, who has been in office for 38 years, as Angola's president.

Flight attendants practice saving a drowning person during an emergency water-evacuation drill at a training base on Haikou, China, on Aug. 25. Twenty-eight flight attendants from countries including China, France, and Russia are admitted to Hainan Airlines after three months' training.
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Flight attendants practice saving a drowning person during an emergency water-evacuation drill at a training base on Haikou, China, on Aug. 25. Twenty-eight flight attendants from countries including China, France, and Russia are admitted to Hainan Airlines after three months' training.

Players warm up ahead of the annual Brambles sandbank cricket match at low tide in the Solent, England, on Aug. 24.
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Players warm up ahead of the annual Brambles sandbank cricket match at low tide in the Solent, England, on Aug. 24.

People use their mobile phones on a dark street in Macau on Aug. 25 — two days after Typhoon Hato hit the territory, killing at least nine people.
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People use their mobile phones on a dark street in Macau on Aug. 25 — two days after Typhoon Hato hit the territory, killing at least nine people.

Workers hold a tranquillized rhino, which was dehorned in an effort to deter poachers of the endangered species, at a farm outside Klerksdorp, South Africa, on Aug. 14.
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Workers hold a tranquillized rhino, which was dehorned in an effort to deter poachers of the endangered species, at a farm outside Klerksdorp, South Africa, on Aug. 14.

Mjukuu the gorilla and her baby, Alika, check out a measuring device during London Zoo's annual weigh-in on Aug. 24. Animals across the zoo have their vital statistics recorded, and the information is then shared with zookeepers across the world to help them compare important information on thousands of endangered species.
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Mjukuu the gorilla and her baby, Alika, check out a measuring device during London Zoo's annual weigh-in on Aug. 24. Animals across the zoo have their vital statistics recorded, and the information is then shared with zookeepers across the world to help them compare important information on thousands of endangered species.

Houses are left covered by stones after a massive landslide struck the village of Bondo, Switzerland, on Aug. 23. As many as 14 people are feared missing — and about 100 people were evacuated — after the landslide swept away a mountainside in the Swiss Alps, near the Italian border.
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Houses are left covered by stones after a massive landslide struck the village of Bondo, Switzerland, on Aug. 23. As many as 14 people are feared missing — and about 100 people were evacuated — after the landslide swept away a mountainside in the Swiss Alps, near the Italian border.

Tourists watch Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River in Lifen, China, on Aug. 24. Rainfall over the past few days has led to the formation of majestic waterfalls.
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Tourists watch Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River in Lifen, China, on Aug. 24. Rainfall over the past few days has led to the formation of majestic waterfalls.

Followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh attack a van in Chandigarh, India, on Aug. 25, after the self-styled guru was found guilty of raping two of his followers. At least 29 people have been killed in widespread violence in northern India.
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Followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh attack a van in Chandigarh, India, on Aug. 25, after the self-styled guru was found guilty of raping two of his followers. At least 29 people have been killed in widespread violence in northern India.

Luis Perez watches waves crash again a jetty in Galveston, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey intensified in the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 25. Harvey is forecast to be a major hurricane by the time it makes landfall along the middle Texas coastline.
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Luis Perez watches waves crash again a jetty in Galveston, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey intensified in the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 25. Harvey is forecast to be a major hurricane by the time it makes landfall along the middle Texas coastline.



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