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24 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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Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in while testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president.

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A passerby confronts demonstrators gathered outside the White House who were gathered to show support for President Donald Trump on June 3 in Washington, DC. President Trump recently withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change in hopes of growing jobs and cutting regulations.

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A left-wing Antifa protester holds up his hands as police try to clear a park at a rally on June 4 in Portland, Oregon. A protest dubbed "Trump Free Speech" by organizers was met by a large contingent of counter-demonstrators who viewed the protest as promoting racism.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a Conservative party general election campaign visit at The Space on June 7 in Norwich, United Kingdom. June 8's general election vote in the UK resulted in a hung parliament.

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Volunteer members of a primary care response team help an injured demonstrator during the March of the Empty Pots against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government on June 3 in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Smoke billows from where ISIS militants were positioned after a hit by an Iraqi military helicopter's rocket during fighting in western Mosul, Iraq, on June 5.

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A man carries his daughter on his back after fleeing their home due to fighting between the Iraqi forces and ISIS militants in Mosul's al-Zanjili district on June 7.

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A woman is comforted by her friend as she breaks down in tears during a moment of silence on June 6 near the scene of the June 3 terrorist attack in London, England, in which 7 people were killed and 48 injured.

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Armed police stand over someone believed to be a suspect shot outside Borough Market in central London on June 3. A van plowed into pedestrians and several people were stabbed in the city on Saturday, leaving at least 20 casualties in what police called a terrorist attack days before a general election. Armed police opened fire during two terrorist incidents at London Bridge and the nearby market, a popular nightspot teeming with bars.

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Ariana Grande wipes away a tear as she performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on June 4 in Manchester, England.

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Palestinians climb over a section of the controversial Israeli barrier as they try to make their way to attend the second Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month Ramadan in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque, near Ramallah, on June 9.

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A Palestinian Muslim worshipper attends the first Friday prayers of Ramadan in front of the Dome of the Rock at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque compound on June 2.

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An installation view of a work by Yayoi Kusama on view at the exhibit The Spirits of Pumpkins Descended into the Heavens at the National Gallery Singapore on June 6. The exhibition features over 120 works spanning 70 years of Kusama's artistic practice and runs from June 9 to Sept. 3, 2017.

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New couples attend a PhD students' group wedding at the Harbin Institute of Technology on June 4 in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. There was a group wedding ceremony for 64 new couples, with at least one member of each couple a doctoral student in the school.

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Johainah Nasrodeng, 5, writes in her notebook at a makeshift classroom for student evacuees at the Pantar Central Elementary School in Pantar, Lanao del Norte, on the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines, on June 6. Some 238 of these school children fled with their parents from Islamist militants, traveling by foot for eight hours from Marawi City to Pantar municipality.

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Panchami Sharma, a veterinary pathologist, feeds milk to a 1-month-old one-horned rhinoceros inside a cage at the Assam state zoological park in Gauhati, India. Forest officials on Sunday rescued the male baby rhino believed to have been abandoned by his mother at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The zoo officials have named the calf Raja.

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South Sudanese refugee Betty Sakala, from Central Equatoria state, laughs after being shown a photo of her 2-month-old daughter, Mary, as she waits to have Mary examined at a mobile health clinic run by the International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda. Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is now the world's largest refugee settlement.

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Raphael and Mirjam pose as the first guests in the bedroom of the Null Stern Hotel — "zero-star hotel" — land art installation by Swiss artists Frank and Patrik Riklin on a mountaintop near Gonten, Switzerland, on June 1. Guests can order overnight stays in the hotel room, which has no walls or roof.

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