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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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A steel worker, dressed in a protective work suit with a Darth Vader mask, holds flares during a demonstration in protest of the French government's proposed labour law reforms in Marseille, France.

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Women march during a protest against the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In response to the assault, Brazil's interim President Michel Temer said that Brazil will set up a specialized group to fight violence against women.

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The Air Force Thunderbirds fly overhead as graduating cadets celebrate with the "hat toss" after graduation ceremonies at the 2016 class of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Annette Page (left) and her sister Sharee Page (right), hold a cell phone with a photograph of the two of them before being diagnosed with cancer in Farmington, Utah. The two Utah sisters have received a breast cancer diagnosis within about two weeks of one another, a coincidence that doctors say is extremely rare, but gives them the chance to undergo chemotherapy together, shave each other's heads and discuss their identical symptoms.

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David Henrique Ferreira, a 9-month-old child who was born with microcephaly, tries on a pair of new glasses in Recife, Brazil. Microcephaly is a birth defect linked to the Zika virus, where infants are born with abnormally small heads. The city of Recife and the surrounding Pernambuco state remain the epicenter of the Zika virus outbreak, which has now spread to many countries in the Americas.

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Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers kisses his bride, Lorraine Heist, during the annual Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run in Washington, DC. Bikers gathered in the annual parade to remember those who were prisoners of war and missing in action on Memorial Day weekend.

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A man with an amputated leg walks on a street in the southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen. Taiz has witnessed some of the worst fighting since Yemen's civil war began in March last year.

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Indian rescue personnels work at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory.

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Statues in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia signify the lives of victims a 2006 mudflow eruption that displaced nearly 40,000 villagers and claimed the lives of twenty, two days after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region. Indonesian oil and gas company, PT Lapindo Brantas, has been deemed to be partially responsible for the disaster.

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French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stand hand in hand after lighting the eternal flame at the Douaumont Ossuary in France, during a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, one of the largest battles of the First World War.

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Inside the stunning main dome of "Katena", the latest Luminarium created by the Architects of Air, which made it's UK premier at The University of Nottingham.