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24 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and breathtaking pictures from the past week.

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Getty Images / Joe Raedle

Steve Culver cries with his dog Otis, on Aug. 26. Harvey, which Culver called the "most terrifying event in his life," destroyed most of his home while he and his wife took shelter in Rockport, Texas.

AP / Jacquelyn Martin

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives a thumbs-up as they walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington for a short trip to Texas to survey the response to Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 29.

Getty Images / Spencer Platt

Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attend a march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, on Aug. 30 in New York City.

AP / JOSH EDELSON

Demonstrators clash during a free speech rally on Aug. 27, in Berkeley. Several thousand people converged in Berkeley on Sunday for a "Rally Against Hate" in response to a planned right-wing protest that raised concerns of violence and triggered a massive police presence.

Reuters / Thaier Al-Sudani

Smoke rises during clashes between joint troops of the Iraqi army and Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces against ISIS militants in Tal Afar, Iraq, on Aug. 26.

AP / Rafiq Maqbool

A rescue worker makes an announcement on a loudspeaker at a site in Mumbai where a five-story building collapsed on Aug. 31, following torrential rains that lashed western India.

Reuters / Omar Sobhani

Afghan police try to rescue a child at the site of a suicide attack and clash between Afghan forces and insurgents, following an attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 25.

AP / Efrem Lukatsky

Young cadets and schoolgirls attend a ceremony at a cadet lyceum in Kiev on Sept. 1, or Knowledge Day, which traditionally marks the first day of the school year in Ukraine.

Getty Images / Pablo Blazquez Dominguez

Festivalgoers are soaked with tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival on Aug. 30, in Bunol, Spain. An estimated 22,000 people threw 150 tons of ripe tomatoes in the world's biggest tomato fight held annually in this Spanish Mediterranean town.

AP / Ben Curtis

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga celebrate in Uhuru Park, some carrying Kenyan flags and posters of Odinga, after hearing the verdict in Nairobi on Sept. 1. Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win last month and called for new elections within 60 days, shocking a country that had been braced for further protests by opposition supporters.

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