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32 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

As this week comes to an end and we gear up for the weekend, let's take a moment to look back at the pictures that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, impactful, and at times humorous photos from this past week.

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A life-size Godzilla head is seen through a window of the "Gozilla View Room" of Hotel Gracery Shinjuku at Kabukicho shopping district in Tokyo on April 9, 2015. The Godzilla is a main feature of the new commercial complex comprising a 970-room hotel, movie theaters and restaurants which will be open this month.

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Dog owner Laura Aquilina strolls with her two year old Rottweiler Brutus, who was recently fitted with prosthetics on all four paws, and is currently learning to use them, near Aquilina's home in Loveland, Colo. Brutus lost all four paws to frostbite as a puppy while under care of a breeder, and Aquilina began caring for him about a year ago.

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Japanese artist Nishida Jun presents "Hand Exoskeleton", gloves which transform the dimensions of the user's hands to reproduce those of a child, in order to understand their perception, on April 8, 2015, in Laval, western France, as part of the 17th international conference and exhibition of virtual technologies.

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Participants wait backstage during a regional bodybuilding and fitness competition in Stavropol, southern Russia April 4, 2015. More than 100 people from the Stavropol region, Krasnodar, Moscow and other cities competed in several categories, according to organizers.

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Andreas Mickosz celebrates the second place in the Men's 200m breastsroke finals on day 2 of the Maria Lenk Swimming Trophy 2015 at Fluminense Club April 7, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals is doused with water by teammate Salvador Perez #13 as they celebrate a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on April 8, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

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A Crows fan is taken away by Police after a punch up during the round one AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Adelaide Oval on April 5, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.

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Students cheer as the Cecil Rhodes statue is being removed from the University of Cape Town on April 9, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. The statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes was removed from the University of Cape Town as a result of a month long protest by students citing the statue "great symbolic power" which glorified someone "who exploited black labour and stole land from indigenous people".

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Members of the Unified Workers' Central clash with police during a protest against a proposed law which would allow companies to outsource their labor force, in front of National Congress in Brasilia on April 7, 2015.

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Demonstrators lie on the street in front of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration on April 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The 'Remember Me' march was organized in downtown L.A. for people who have been killed by law enforcement.

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Peaceful protesters stand with candles as they gather outside the North Charleston City Hall in North Charleston, SC, April 8, 2015, after the latest in a series of police killings of black suspects was caught on video.

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American Civil War re-enactors dressed as Confederate cavalry and artillery take part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in Appomattox, Virginia. April 9 was the 150th anniversary of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union forces commanded by General Ulysses S. Grant in the McLean House at Appomattox, Virginia. The surrender marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil War in 1865.

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Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, hold up their weapons as they attend a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, April 10, 2015.

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A member of the Afghan security force holds a woman while rescuing her from the site of an attack in Mazar-i-Sharif, April 9, 2015. Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons stormed a court in Afghanistan's northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday, killing the district police chief and two other officers, authorities said.

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Girls who survived what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, hold hands at Aleppo's Bab al-Hadeed district April 7, 2015.

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A Badr Brigade militia soldier mourns along the Tigris River in the palace compound of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on April 9, 2015 in Tikrit, Iraq. Iraqi government forces continue to locate the corpses of up to 1,700 soldiers who where reportedly executed last year by Islamic State fighters when they captured Tikrit, with many shot and pushed into the river and others put into mass graves. Government troops and allied Shia militia retook Tikrit in early April with the aid of U.S. airstrikes, and they continue to push ISIS fighters out from the area.

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A man reacts at the site of an air strike in Sanaa April 8, 2015. A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit an office of Yemen's Houthi rebels near the pro-Houthi television channel al-Maseera in central Sanaa on Wednesday, witnesses said.

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Family members are overcome with grief after learning that a relative was killed by Somalia's Shebab Islamists during the siege on the Garissa Campus University, at Nyayo Stadium in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on April 5, 2015.

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Participants dressed as angels march in the annual Easter procession during traditional Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 5, 2015 in Ouro Preto, Brazil.

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Prince Harry places a poppy at the Roll of Honour during a visit to the Australian War Memorial on April 6, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.

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A Christian pilgrim dips in the water during her visit to the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River, near the West Bank city of Jericho, April 9, 2015. A day ahead of Orthodox Good Friday, the Easter period draws many Christian tourists to visit well-known religious sites, including Qasr el-Yahud, where it is believed John the Baptist baptised Jesus.

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An Israeli boy swims next to sheep belonging to a Palestinian farmer in the West Bank village of Al-Auja in the Jordan Valley on April 8, 2015 during the Jewish Passover holiday. Thousands of Israelis spent the day outdoors, picnicking and touring the country during the eight-day Passover holiday, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago.

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A construction worker holds a turtle for sale on a street near a construction site in Beijing April 7, 2015. In China, turtles are raised as pets, as well as food.

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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a petrochemical plant in Zhangzhou, Fujian province April 7, 2015. At least six people were injured after an explosion hit part of an oil storage facility on Monday at Dragon Aromatics, an independent petrochemical producer in eastern China, Xinhua reported.

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Crews search wreckage on the IL-72 after a tornado came through the town earlier in the day on April 9, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, seven people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through.

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The iconic gold suit worn by Elvis Presley on the cover of his album '50,000,000 Fans Can't Be Wrong' guarded by paratroopers at The O2 Arena on April 9, 2015 in London, England.

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Koukokuji temple head priest Yajima Taijun walks through the Ruriden columbarium as glass Buddha alters are lit up on April 6, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The Ruriden took two years to build and houses 2046 futuristic alters with glass buddha statues that correspond to drawers storing the ashes of the deceased. An IC card allows the owner of the alter to access the building and lights up the corresponding statue.

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Gallery technicians move Lichenstein's 'The Ring', 1962 (estimated in the region of $50m) into place, as the works go on show at Sotheby's on April 10, 2015 in London, England. The exhibition of masterpieces including works by Monet, Van Gogh, Rothko, Richter and Polke takes place from April 10 -14th before the works are auctioned in New York in May.

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A child looks at a display of Apple Watches at an Apple retail store in Beijing Friday, April 10, 2015. From Beijing to Paris to San Francisco, the Apple Watch made its debut Friday.

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Revellers take part in a giant pillow fight in Trafalgar Square on 'International Pillow Fight Day' on April 4, 2015 in London, England. Pillow fights have been organised in numerous other cities around the world simultaneously.

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A 19-day-old Spix's macaw is pictured on April 8, 2015 in the Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots in Schoeneiche, Germany.



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