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31 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

Spring is upon us and another week has passed; 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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Actor James Burke-Dunsmore hangs on the cross as Jesus during the Wintershall's The Passion of Jesus production on Good Friday in Trafalgar Square on April 3, 2015, in London.

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A South American cowboy known as a gaucho falls beneath a wild horse during the Criolla del Prado rodeo in Montevideo, Uruguay, on March 31, 2015. The city of Montevideo has organized the annual rodeo during Holy Week since 1925.

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Relatives apply makeup to the face of a Tai Yai boy during the Poy Sang Long festival on April 1, 2015, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Poy Sang Long is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony of the Shan people or Tai Yai, an ethnic group of Shan state in Myanmar and Northern Thailand. Young boys aged between 7 and 14 are ordained as novices to learn the Buddhist doctrines.

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This image taken Tuesday March 31, 2015 shows Typhoon Maysak taken by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space Station. The Pacific Daily News newspaper in Guam reports the storm was upgraded Tuesday to a super typhoon with winds of 150 mph and was moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

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Tyra Izor jumps to third place in the ladies' aerials at the 2015 U.S. Freestyle Ski National Championships at Steamboat Ski Resort on March 28, 2015, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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18-year-old Instagram sensation Humza Deas looks down from a helicopter at the streets of New York City below. Deas was commissioned by sock makers Ace & Everett to photograph their spring 2015 look book, which required the young photographer to dangle several thousand feet above NYC.

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A child model presents a creation from the SUN TOMORROW Children's Collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing March 31, 2015.

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Jake Packard competes in the men's 100m breaststroke semifinal during day one of the Australian National Swimming Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on April 3, 2015, in Sydney.

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Jenny Casalino, 85, who lost her home to Hurricane Sandy, dances with her boyfriend Salvatore Russo, 91, at the "Senior Citizens Senior Prom" on April 2, 2015, in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Russo said he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was one of the first to storm the island of Guadalcanal in 1942, one of the fiercest Pacific battles between U.S. and Japanese forces. "He's my war hero," Casalino said of Russo. Some 100 senior citizens, many of them affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, came to the event, organized by students in the National Honor Society as well as nonprofits. The storm destroyed the seniors' Friendship community center, which still has not been rebuilt, and organizers held the event as a way for them to get together and socialize.

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View of smoke billowing from the Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, some 800 km south of Santiago, on March 29, 2015. Part of southern Chile is on orange alert because of an increase in activity at the Villarrica volcano, just weeks after it erupted and forced thousands of people to evacuate.


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A rescued sea lion rests in a holding pen at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California, on March 30, 2015. Record numbers of starving baby sea lions continue to wash ashore in California, and the problem has shown no sign of abating.

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Yojiro Takahagi of the Wanderers reacts to a tackle by Jack Clisby of Melbourne during the round 24 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City FC at Pirtek Stadium on April 3, 2015, in Sydney.

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Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress hits another supporter with a motorbike during celebrations in Kano March 31, 2015. Nigeria's opposition APC declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power.

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An ultraorthodox Jew throws leavened items onto a fire in Jerusalem during the final preparations before the start of the Jewish Passover holiday, which begins at sunset, on April 3, 2015. Due to the haste with which the Jews left Egypt some 3,500 years ago, the bread they had prepared for the journey did not have time to rise, therefore to commemorate their ancestors' plight, religious Jews do not eat leavened food products throughout the eight-day Pesach holiday (Passover).

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A Palestinian protester points toward Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on April 3, 2015.

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South Korean Marine amphibious assault vehicles fire smoke shells to land on the seashore during a joint landing operation by U.S. and South Korean Marines in the southeastern port of Pohang on March 30, 2015.

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Kenya Red Cross staff assist a woman after she viewed the body of a relative killed in Thursday's attack on a university, at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 3, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing scores of people in the group's deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk.

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A boy carries his belongings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Fardous district April 2, 2015.

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An Iranian boy flies a kite during the ancient festival of Sizdeh Bedar, an annual public picnic day on the 13th day of the Iranian new year, at the Pardisan Park in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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People have a picnic underneath cherry trees that stand in full blossom, as a girl reaches for a branch in Kasai Rinkai Park on a sunny day in Tokyo, April 2, 2015.

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Antwerp Mayor and the director of the city's zoo shake hands as they dive in one of the biggest reef aquariums in Europe, in Antwerp Zoo, on April 3, 2015, during its inauguration ceremony.

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Burger King Japan's perfume, which smells like a flame-grilled burger patty and is named "Flame-Grilled Fragrance," is seen in front of a Whopper at their store as part of the company's April Fools campaign in Tokyo on April 1, 2015. The perfume, which comes with a Whopper and is limited to 1,000 units, was selling at the price of 5,000 yen ($42) and was only available in Japan on Wednesday.

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A Madame Tussauds attendant hands One Direction fan Laura Tokely a tissue following the news of the departure of Zayn Malik from One Direction on March 31, 2015, in London.

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A parakeet sits on a blossom branch in St James's Park on April 1, 2015, in London. Despite the sun making a brief appearance, strong gales, heavy winds and even snow in parts of the U.K. are expected over the Easter bank holiday.

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A performer wears a hat covered with bees at an exhibition hall about beekeeping during the Beijing Agricultural Carnival April 3, 2015. The annual event displaying agricultural products goes on till May 3.

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An Iranian woman enjoys flying in an inner tube while spending time in the ancient festival of Sizdeh Bedar, an annual public picnic day on the 13th day of the Iranian new year, western Tehran, Iran, on April 2, 2015. Iranians flocked to parks and wilderness on Thursday to mark the ancient festival of Sizdeh Bedar, a legacy from pre-Islamic era. Sizdeh means 13 and Bedar means day out in Persian and it is believed unlucky to stay indoors on Sizdeh Bedar.

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Amy Tinkler of South Durham competes in the beam during the Women's Artistic Apparatus Finals on day three of the Mens & Womens Artistic British Championships 2015 at the Echo Arena on March 29, 2015, in Liverpool, England.

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Revelers throw colored corn starch into the air as they celebrate the 2015 Holi (Festival of Colors) at the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah on Saturday, March 28, 2015.





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