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21 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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Rescue and forensic teams recover the bodies of victims of the LaMia airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, Colombia, on Nov. 29, 2016, carrying members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real. Seventy-five people were killed in the crash, officials said.

Stephanie Keith / Reuters

Protesters block Highway 1806 in Mandan during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

David Goldman / AP

Cat Bigney, part of the Oglala tribe, waits on the shore of the Cannonball River for travelers to arrive by canoe at the Oceti Sakowin camp, where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. So far, those at the camp have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds, and frigid temperatures.

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Turkish police officers spray tear gas at protesters who tried to demonstrate in Ankara after 12 victims, most of them young schoolgirls, were killed in a fire that ravaged a dormitory.

Amit Dave / Reuters

Supporters of India's main opposition Congress party scuffle with police officers in Ahmedabad, India, as they pour milk on a road to protest against the government's decision to withdraw 500- and 1,000-rupee banknotes from circulation.

Lee Jin-man / AP

South Korean protesters hold up candles during a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul. For the fifth straight weekend, masses of protesters are expected to occupy major avenues in downtown Seoul demanding the ouster of Park, who is suspected of helping in the criminal activities of a secretive confidante who is accused of manipulating government affairs and extorting companies to build an illicit fortune.

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President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high-level positions for the new administration.

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The remains of former Cuban President Fidel Castro pass by on their cross-country journey from Havana to Santiago de Cuba, in Santa Clara, Cuba. Castro, the revolutionary leader who brought communism to his island nation in 1959, died on Nov. 25 at the age of 90.

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Wilfredo Lee / AP

A newlywed couple from Spain join hundreds of Cuban exiles in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami to rally for freedom and democracy on the communist island following the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

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A re-creation of the skeleton discovered in Grave No. 43 in the Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis, together with numerous gold artifacts dating back to 4560–4450 BCE, in the "Humanity's First Gold" exhibition at the Dordrechts Museum in Dordrecht, Netherlands.

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A Romanian military medical student applies lipstick before taking part in Romania's National Day parade in Bucharest, Romania. Military planes and helicopters flew over the Romanian capital on Thursday as thousands turned out to celebrate the national day, marking the date when the country reunified with Transylvania in 1918.

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Hussein Malla / AP

Iraqi army soldiers carry their comrade who was wounded during the battle against ISIS in Haj Ali, Iraq. On Tuesday, Iraqi forces assaulted villages far south of Mosul in the Nineveh province, attempting to clear rural areas of ISIS fighters who stayed behind to hinder their advance.

Thomas Peter / Reuters

A young girl plays a game on her phone during a break in a traditional Chinese opera competition at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing, China.

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Emma Morano, 117 years old, blows out her birthday candles in Verbania, Italy, on Nov. 29. Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s.

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