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    Posted on Jun 3, 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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    Supporters pray as they wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Sacramento, California.

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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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    Shi'ite fighters take a selfie while firing artillery towards Islamic State militants near Falluja, Iraq.

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    Christian Jacobs, age 5, dressed as a Marine, pauses at his father's gravestone on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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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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    A woman wearing a Trump shirt is pelted with eggs by protesters near where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in San Jose, California.

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    A worker checks a Donald Trump mask at the Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China.

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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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    A newborn baby panda is carried by her mother, a giant panda named Hao Hao, after she gave birth at the Pairi Daiza zoo, near Mons, in Belgium.

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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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    A boy, whose brother was just killed, reacts at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan, Syria.

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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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    Police detains an activist of the Socialist Unity Centre of India during a protest against the recent gang-rape of a woman in a moving car, in Kolkata, India.

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    Water rises near the Eiffel Tower as the Seine river's embankments overflow after four days of heavy rain in Paris, France.

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    President Barack Obama places his hand on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shoulder after they laid wreaths at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan.

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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.

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    Students learn to perform a dragon dance under the instruction of a local artist at a playground in Chongqing, China.

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    The Milky Way is seen illuminating the night sky above Flimston Chapel in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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