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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 bird flies in front of the Eiffel Tower, which remained closed on the first of three days of national mourning in Paris on November 15th. Thousands of French troops deployed around Paris on Sunday and tourist sites stood closed in one of the most visited cities on Earth, while investigators questioned the relatives of a suspected suicide bomber involved in the country's deadliest violence since World War II.

Pilar Olivares / Reuters

People in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hold signs and a French flag in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue, in tribute to the victims of Paris attacks. The signs read: "Rio is Paris".

John Moore / Getty Images

A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier passes by tires set afire days before by the Daesh extremists to hinder airstrikes in Sinjar, Iraq. Kurdish forces, with the aid of months of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, liberated the town from Daesh extremists. Although many of the locals celebrated the victory, their home city of Sinjar lay in complete ruins.

Joe Penney / Reuters

Malian security officials show a jihadist flag they said belonged to attackers in front of the Radisson hotel in Bamako, Mali. On November 20, ten men armed with guns and grenades raided the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in the early morning, seizing more than 150 hostages. At least three people have died in the attack, according to the military.

Sertac Kayar / Reuters

A boy stands outside a bullet-riddled house, which was damaged during the security operations and clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants, in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern Diyarbakir province, Turkey.

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Yazidi refugees celebrate news of the liberation of their homeland of Sinjar from Daesh extremists, while at a refugee camp in Derek, Rojava, Syria. The Daesh extremists captured Sinjar in August 2014, killing many and sexually enslaving thousands of Yazidi women.

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A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes at the entrance of the Palestinian town of Al-Bireh, on the outskirts of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Kim Hong-ji / Reuters

A protester reacts as water mixed with tear gas is sprayed by a police water canon to disperse protesters, during an anti-government rally in central Seoul, South Korea. Tens of thousands protested against South Korean President Park Geun-hye's labour and education policies on Saturday in one of the largest street rallies in recent years.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Rime ice extends several feet horizontally from a sign marking the summit of 5,774-foot Mount Adams, the second highest mountain in New England, in northern New Hampshire. Monday's freezing fog and strong winds formed the rime ice, creating a winter wonderland above the treeline in New Hampshire's aptly named "White Mountains."

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

A Tibetan woman carries a child as they visit Namtso lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Located four hours' drive from Lhasa at an altitude of around 15, 479 ft above sea level, Namtso lake is not only the highest saltwater lake in the world but also considered sacred, attracting throngs of devotees and pilgrims.