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26 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the unprecedented virtual Democratic National Convention to the wildfires in California, here are some of the most powerful photos of this week.

Posted on August 21, 2020, at 4:29 p.m. ET

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Supporters cheer from their cars as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden appear on a huge monitor amid fireworks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Aug. 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Del.

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Biden appears by video feed from Delaware to question voters about their situations in this video frame grab from the start of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention, August 17, 2020.

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People watch Michelle Obama speak at the Democratic National Convention overlooking the city on August 18, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A crowd wearing MAGA masks
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Supporters of President Donald Trump listen as he speaks to a crowd at Yuma International Airport, Aug. 18, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz.

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President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon leaves federal court, Aug. 20, 2020, after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall.

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Dozens of mail boxes sit in the parking lot of a post office on Lafayette Avenue on August 17, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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United States Postal Service employee Brandis Neal sports earrings which state "We Can Do It", while delivering mail in Houston, Texas, August 18, 2020.

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Dark clouds hang over the skyline as typhoon Higos approaches on August 18, 2020 in Shenzhen, China.

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Kayapo Indigenous protesters block highway BR-163 with a banner that reads in Portuguese "Defending the Amazon. Without listening to Indigenous people, there will be no concession and nor grain railway," near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, Aug. 17, 2020.

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Thomas Henney, left, and Charles Chavira watch a plume spread over Healdsburg, Calif., as the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn, Aug. 20, 2020.

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Scorched homes and vehicles fill Spanish Flat Mobile Villa following the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Napa County, Calif., Aug. 20, 2020.

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Steve Krofchik of Las Vegas keeps cool with a bottle of ice on his head as the thermometer reads 130 degrees Fahrenheit at the Furnace Creek Visitors Center in Death Valley, California, August 17, 2020.

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Electrical workers repair downed power lines along Highway 13 in Marion, Iowa, Aug. 18, 2020. People are still cleaning up and without power after the Aug. 10 derecho.

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Joseph James DeAngelo, known as the Golden State Killer, attends the second day of victim impact statements at the Sacramento County Courthouse in Sacramento, California, August 19, 2020

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Alexander Murakhovsky, chief physician of the Omsk Ambulance Hospital No. 1, intensive care unit speaks to the media as doctors treat opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Omsk, Russia, Aug. 21, 2020.

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The mother of Najib Hetti, center, one of the ten firefighters who were killed during the Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, holds his son's portrait as she mourns during his funeral in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 17, 2020.

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People participate in a die-in during a demonstration on August 17, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Camila Rojas and Paula Munoz build a memorial to honor the life of Kuan Hui Lee on August 15, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Lee was 51 years old man from Taiwan who recently died while in the custody of the Immigration and Customs and Enforcement at the Krome Service Processing Center.

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Artist and musician Raymond Essayan plays a piano in a destroyed building while shooting a music video for his dedication to Beirut after the explosion on August 14, 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Ekaterina, a four-year-old Belarusian girl, shouts "Long Live Belarus" during a protest outside the embassy of Belarus in Bucharest, Romania, Aug. 16, 2020. Belarusian diaspora members along with Romanians gathered outside the embassy in support of Belarusian demonstrators facing a brutal crackdown from the government of President Alexander Lukashenko.

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Children wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus, take part in a "leap frog" race during a performance held as a part of a celebration of the country's 75th anniversary of independence in Tangerang, Indonesia, Aug. 17, 2020.

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Pro-democracy students with tape covering their mouths raise a three-finger salute, a symbol of resistance, during a protest rally at Mahidol University in Nakhan Pathom, Thailand, Aug. 18, 2020.

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A devotee sits along the bank of Bagmati river as he offers prayers while performing rituals in memory of his deceased father during Kuse Aunse (Father's Day) at Pashupatinath Temple, in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 19, 2020.

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A slightly injured cow is flown by helicopter from the Klausen Pass due to its unfitness for the cattle drive on the occasion of the "Bodenfahrt", during which about 1,000 cows move to lower Alps, Aug. 18 2020, at Klausen Pass in Switzerland.

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A Casino staff member plays a game of Roulette with a punter at The Rialto casino on August 15, 2020 in London, England.

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A brown bears cools off in a pool at the bear sanctuary near the village of Mramor, on August 18, 2020.

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