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    Posted on Jul 22, 2016

    23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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

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    Donald Trump gives his running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, a kiss as they shake hands after Pence's acceptance speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention.

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    Balloons fall after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the delegates on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

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    A law enforcement officer tries to extinguish a burning American flag during the third day of the RNC.

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    Tevor Leis, exercising his Ohio open-carry rights, stands armed during the second day of the RNC.

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    Women holding mirrors participate in a performance photo shoot by artist Spencer Tunick across from the site of the Republican National Convention.

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    Dolls and teddy bears are placed at a memorial in Nice, France. Joggers, cyclists, and sun-seekers are back on Nice's famed Riviera, a sign of normal life returning to the area after dozens were killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack.

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    Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave flags as they capture a Turkish armored personnel carrier after soldiers involved in a failed coup surrendered in Istanbul, Turkey. Erdogan has denounced an army coup attempt that left at least 90 dead and 1,154 injured.

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    A wounded Turkish woman lies on the ground in Ankara, Turkey, during the failed coup.

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    Libyan forces allied with the United Nations–backed government fire weapons during a battle with ISIS fighters in Sirte, Libya.

    Danish Ismail / Reuters

    A man who was injured in clashes between Indian police and protesters sits inside a hospital in Srinagar after protests erupted this week over the killing of a young separatist commander by Indian security forces in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

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    A masked drug trafficker poses with his guns at a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Teenagers openly tote guns while they work as guards, lookouts, and distributors for drug lords operating just a few miles from where thousands of tourists and athletes will be for attending the 2016 Summer Olympic Games from Aug. 5–21.

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    Police are seen exchanging gunfire with drug traffickers at the Alemão slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Half a dozen officers had entrenched themselves behind a cable car station, while they battled with suspected drug traffickers in the sprawling cluster of slums in north Rio. There, shoot-outs erupt daily, even in slums where community policing programs had successfully rewritten the narrative in recent years.

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    African migrants stranded in Costa Rica charge their phones at a makeshift camp at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

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    A costumed reveler jumps in celebration during stage 16 of the 2016 Tour de France in Berne, Switzerland.

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    Jasmin Halil of Serbia competes in the boys high jump final during the European Athletics Youth Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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    Santas from all over the world gather for the second day of the 59th World Santa Convention in Copenhagen, Denmark. The day was started with a morning swim at Bellevue Beach, north of Copenhagen.

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    People watch the flooded Jinsha River from a sightseeing platform at the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Diqing, China.

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    Gabriela Gomez, 3, poses for a photo in Bogota, Colombia, before the start of a parade celebrating her country's 206th anniversary of independence from Spain.

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    President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC. Kettles, who was a UH-1D Huey helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, displayed extraordinary heroism and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members.

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    This pair of photos shows a group of Republican Capitol Hill interns (top) posing for a picture with Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, which was sent on his Instagram account on July 16, and a group of Democrat Capitol Hill interns (bottom) posing on the east steps of the US Capitol on July 19.

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    Crosses for Baton Rouge Police Officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald, and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Deputy Brad Garafola are displayed at a makeshift memorial outside the B-Quik gas station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jackson, Gerald, and Garafola were killed by Gavin Long, who traveled from Kansas City, Missouri, ambushing the law enforcement officers along Airline Highway and wounding several others.

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    Family attorney Justin Bamberg (left) comforts Na'Quincy, the 10-year-old son of Alton Sterling at the conclusion Alton's burial at the Mount Pilgrim Benevolent Society Cemetery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was shot on July 5 outside a Baton Rouge convenience store in an encounter with police that was caught on video.

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