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23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the one-year anniversary of the violent "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, here are the most eye-catching and emotional pictures from this past week.

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A couple embraces as they observe the flowers and handwritten messages at a makeshift memorial dedicated to Heather Heyer in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, one year after the violent white nationalist rally left Heyer dead and dozens injured.

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Antifa and counterprotesters of a far-right rally face off during the "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, DC, on Aug. 12.

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Francine Wheeler displays a photograph of her son, Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victim Ben Wheeler, at the "March for our Lives" rally in Newtown, Connecticut, on Aug. 12.

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President Donald Trump stands in the rain with members of Bikers for Trump after saying the Pledge of Allegiance on Aug. 11 at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, in New Jersey.

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Omarosa Manigault Newman, former assistant to Trump and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, speaks to Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview in Washington, DC, on Aug. 12.

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Flowers and mementos are left at a growing memorial at Aretha Franklin's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 16, in Los Angeles. The legendary soul singer died in Detroit from pancreatic cancer at age 76.

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Fire crews line up as they watch a wildfire on a ridge top while protecting a residential area in Lake Elsinore, California, on Aug. 10.

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Homes destroyed by a wildfire are seen from an aerial view in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding, California, on Aug. 10.

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A charity volunteer helps Chen Suzhen, 82, with her veil as she and Chen Guozhi, 85, her husband of 60 years, attend a photo shoot event organized to re-create wedding photos for elderly couples who have been married for more than 50 years, in Tianjin, China, on Aug. 16.

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A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Bamako, Mali, on Aug. 12 during the second round of Mali's presidential election.

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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquis listens to speakers at a Vermont Democratic unity rally on Aug. 15, in Burlington, Vermont. Hallquist, the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for governor, will face off against Republican incumbent Gov. Phil Scott in this year's general election.

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The United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Aug. 12.

Amir Cohen / Reuters

The Iron Dome's anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza toward Israel near the southern city of Sderot, Israel, on Aug. 9.

Hani Mohammed / AP

A child injured in a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Thursday rests in a hospital in Saada, Yemen, on Aug. 12.

Mohammad Ismail / Reuters

An Afghan man mourns over a dead body after a blast in a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 15.

Marcos Brindicci / Reuters

Members of the Paraguayan Army's Special Forces Cavalry — one of them with a snake around his neck — march during a military parade in Asunción, Paraguay, on Aug. 15.

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Indian volunteers and rescue personal evacuate local residents in a flooded residential area of Kerala, India, on Aug. 17.

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The collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa, Italy, on Aug. 15.

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Italian rescuers search the scene of the collapsed Morandi Bridge to look for victims and survivors on Aug. 14.

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Beachgoers observe a tiny sea turtle on Aug. 9, which had just hatched and was trying to reach the Mediterranean's warm waters on Cyprus's protected Lara Beach.

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A parrot stuck on a roof for three days tells firefighters to "fuck off" on Aug. 13 in Edmonton, London.

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Members of the Fulani tribe perform a traditional dance in Maradi, Niger, on Aug. 16.

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King Bass, 6, sits and watches the Holy fire burn from on top of his parents' car as his 5-year-old sister, Princess, rests her head on his shoulder on Aug. 9 in Lake Elsinore, California.

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