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21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Here are the most incredible and breathtaking pictures from the past week.

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Orla Dean, 5, holds a placard during the Time's Up rally in London, on Jan. 21. The Time's Up Women's March marked the one-year anniversary of the first Women's March.

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Victims and others look on as Rachael Denhollander speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing, Michigan, on Jan. 24.

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer leaves a meeting with Senate Democrats on Jan. 22, in Washington, DC. Lawmakers were in the process of negotiating a deal to end the government shutdown.

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A seagull flies along Hudson River with the Statue of Liberty in the background on Jan. 21. The iconic landmark was closed as part of the US government shutdown, which came into effect at midnight on Jan. 19 after senators failed to pass a new federal spending bill.

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Sterling K. Brown, winner of two SAG awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for This Is Us plays with his trophies in the press room at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21, in Los Angeles.

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A customer scans his Amazon Go smartphone app as he heads into an Amazon Go store on Jan. 22 in Seattle. The store, which opened to the public on Monday, allows shoppers to scan their smartphone at a turnstile, pick out the items they want, and leave. The online retail giant can tell what people have purchased and automatically charges their Amazon account.

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A heroin user is reflected in a mirror under a bridge where she lives on Jan. 24, in Philadelphia. Over 900 people died in 2016 in Philadelphia from opioid overdoses, a 30% increase from 2015. City officials recently announced that they will welcome private organizations to set up medically supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic.

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Vice President Mike Pence touches the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Jan. 23. Pence said on Monday that the US Embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of the year.

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A woman cries at the Alley of Martyrs, a cemetery and memorial dedicated to those killed by Soviet troops during the 1990 Black January crackdown, in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Jan. 20.

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Men try to escape from a balcony of the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Jan. 21. Gunmen stormed the hotel and set off a 12-hour gun battle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth- and fifth-floor windows.

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Kam Air employees stand over their colleagues' coffins, Ukrainian employees of the Afghan airline, at a ceremony at the Kabul International Airport on Jan. 24, following their deaths in a Taliban attack on the Intercontinental Hotel.

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A man carries his injured dog ,Thales, hit by a stray bullet during a heavy exchange between police and alleged drug traffickers at the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 25. According to the local news, at least nine people were injured during the shootout, including several police officers.

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People attend a vigil for the victims of a fatal shooting at Marshall County High School on Jan. 25, at Mike Miller County Park in Benton, Kentucky. The 15-year-old shooting suspect, which left two dead and over a dozen injured, is being held on preliminary charges of murder and assault.

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A woman joins hundreds of mostly female activists marching to protest repeated failures to apply laws that women must hold at least a third of government seats, in Nairobi, Kenya, on Jan, 22. Of the National Assembly's 349 MPs, only 76 are women.

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A woman cries during a demonstration in support of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in São Paulo on Jan. 24. A Brazilian appeals court Wednesday upheld Lula da Silva's conviction for corruption, effectively ending his hopes of reelection this year.

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A woman covers the face of a child as Mount Mayon spews a huge column of ash over the eastern Philippines town of Camalig, on Jan. 24. The country's most active volcano has been spewing fresh lava and ash for almost two weeks.

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Camp leader Swahila poses for a photo on Jan. 19, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Swahila, 19, arrived 3 months ago from the Buthidaung township in Myanmar. She says that one day the military attacked her village, burned all the houses, slit the throats of young boys, threw young children and babies onto fires, and took away the beautiful girls. When the brothers of the girls protested, their necks were slit. It took her 10 days to walk to Bangladesh.

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A Van cat, under the protection of Van Yuzuncu Yil University's Research and Application Center, is camouflaged by snow-covered tree branches in Van, Turkey, on Jan. 20.

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An employee poses in front of "Charles I in the Hunting Field," 1636, by Anthony van Dyck during a press preview at the Royal Academy of Arts on Jan. 23, in London. Bringing together artworks on loan from the Louvre and the Museo Nacional del Prado for the first time since the seventeenth century, the Charles I: King and Collector exhibition will run at the Royal Academy of Arts from Jan. 27 to April 15.

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