22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From protests in Belarus to an oil spill in Mauritius, these are some of the most powerful photos of this week

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in front of the American Flag
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris arrive to speak at a news conference in Wilmington, Del., Aug. 12, 2020.

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Abdou Batrouni sits on the balcony of his home that was damaged by an explosion at the Beirut port, in Beirut, Lebanon, August 13, 2020.

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A man stands next to graffiti at the damaged port area in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 11, 2020.

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A Lebanese protester flashes the victory sign amid clashes with security forces in the vicinity of the parliament building in the centre of Beirut on August 11, 2020.

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Police use truncheons on protesters during a mass protest following presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 10, 2020. Thousands of people have protested in Belarus after official results from weekend elections gave an overwhelming victory to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, extending his 26-year rule.

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Women dressed in white clothes protest against police violence during recent rallies of opposition supporters, who accuse strongman Alexander Lukashenko of falsifying the polls in the presidential election, in Minsk on August 12, 2020.

Aoliers carry an elderly woman and a boy through floodwaters
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China's paramilitary police officers evacuating residents on a flooded street following heavy rain in Meishan, China, August 12, 2020.

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Farmers harvest their onion crops as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash during an eruption seen from Sukandebi village in Karo, Indonesia on August 14, 2020.

Grain elevators lay crumpled on the ground amidst sunlit farmland
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Damaged grain bins are shown at the Heartland Co-Op grain elevator on August 11, 2020 in Luther, Iowa.

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The vessel MV Wakashio, belonging to a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, that ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the coast of south-east Mauritius, Aug. 7, 2020.

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A man scoops leaked oil from the vessel MV Wakashio which ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the coast of south-east Mauritius on August 8, 2020.

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Medical workers using protective equipment dispose of trash bags containing hazardous biological waste into a large pile outside the Hospital del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, in Veracruz, Mexico, Aug. 12, 2020.

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Members of the emergency services inspect the debris and derailed carriages at the scene of the train crash near Stonehaven in northeast Scotland on August 12, 2020.

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Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Apple Daily, is seen as he was released on bail, after he was arrested by the national security unit in Hong Kong, August 12, 2020.

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Soldiers of the Brazilian Armed Forces are seen during the disinfection procedures of the Christ The Redeemer statue at the Corcovado mountain prior to the opening of the touristic attraction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2020.

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Blanca Ortiz, 84, celebrates after learning she will be dismissed from the Eurnekian Ezeiza Hospital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug. 13, 2020, several weeks after being admitted with COVID-19.

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Indonesian soldiers wearing facemasks and personal protective equipment take a part in a sack race during games to celebrate the country's 75th Independence Day in Surabaya, East Java on August 14, 2020.

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Herriman cheerleaders carry the American flag before the start of a high school football game against Davis, Aug. 13, 2020, in Herriman, Utah.

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Participants make their way on the Fontanka river during the Fontanka-SUP stand up paddle boarding festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia August 8, 2020.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews spend the day at a park in Tel Aviv, Israel, Aug. 12, 2020.

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A Palestinian man shakes hands with a relative before leaving Rafah border crossing with Egypt, which was reopened for the first time since it was closed in March over COVID-19 concerns, in the southern Gaza strip August 11, 2020.

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Young elephant bulls tussle playfully on World Elephant Day at the Amboseli National Park, Kenya on August 12, 2020.