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25 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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Priscilla Frederick of Antigua and Barbuda competes in the women's high jump final during Day 12 of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada.

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The International Space Station crew member Oleg Kononenko of Russia interacts with his children as he stands behind a glass wall at a news conference at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

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The Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko, and Kimiya Yui blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

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Joana Maria Silva of Brazil leaves the pool after she competes in the Women's 50m Breaststroke SB5 during the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

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A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors during a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, Japan.

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Marie Sviergula, conservator of the University of Birmingham, holds a Koran manuscript in Birmingham, England. The manuscript has been carbon dated to close to the time of the Prophet Mohammed, making it one of the oldest in the world. The two leaves of parchment have been dated to around the early seventh century.

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Comedian Simon Brodkin throws dollar bills at FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during a press conference at the Extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Fires continue to burn along Baldy Mesa Road near Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County, California. The 5.5-square-mile fire destroyed 20 vehicles on the freeway before burning three homes and 44 more vehicles in the community of Baldy Mesa.

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A birdhouse burns as a California firefighter mops up a hot spot. Over 500 firefighters are fighting the blaze that is only 5 percent contained.

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Police use pepper spray on anti 'Reclaim Australia' protesters during a rally in Melbourne, Australia. 'Reclaim Australia' grassroots rallies are being held across Australia to protest the alleged 'Islamisation' of Australia.

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A couple is hit with tear gas during a demonstration in Istanbul after a suicide bombing in the Turkish town of Suruc killed at least 31. A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people on July 20 in an attack on activists gathered to prepare for an aid mission in the nearby Syrian town of Kobane.

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Members of the Ku Klux Klan yell as they fly Confederate flags during a rally at the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. A Ku Klux Klan chapter and an African-American group planned overlapping demonstrations on Saturday outside the South Carolina State House, where state officials removed the Confederate battle flag last week.

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A protester's sign is seen during the counter protest against the 'Reclaim Australia' rally in Sydney, Australia. 'Reclaim Australia' grassroots rallies are being held across Australia to protest the alleged 'Islamisation' of Australia.

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

A policewoman tries to apprehend a member of the 'All India Mahila Congress', the women's wing of the Congress party, during a protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India. India's parliament was adjourned on the first day of a new session after opposition lawmakers demanded the resignation of leaders tainted by corruption allegations, deepening an impasse that has stalled the government's reform agenda.

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A wounded woman holds the hand of another woman who is near death after an explosion rocked the Turkish city of Suruc on July 20, 2015, killing at least 31 people and wounding nearly 100 others in what Turkish authorities said appeared to be an Islamic State-inspired suicide bombing. The mid-day explosion took place at a cultural center in Suruc as a political group, the Federation of Socialist Youths, was wrapping up a news conference on plans to rebuild the Syrian city of Kobani.

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A tear rolls down the cheek of Sgt. Benjamin Tranter, a former classmate of Lance Cpl. Squire Wells seen in the right-hand photo, as he attends a memorial service for Wells at Sprayberry High School where they both attended. Crowds gathered at the suburban Atlanta high school to remember the Marine who was fatally shot in an attack on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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A 75-year-old woman from Kabul, Afghanistan, walks the street with her grandchild in front of a refugee camp in Innsbruck, Austria. She said she was hit by an improvised explosive device in Kabul and lost her leg five years ago.

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Moroccan Muslim women in the city of Sale perform prayers for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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Delegates, some in traditional clothing, attend the opening of the Consciousness Summit in Paris, France. French president Francois Hollande called for an ambitious accord on climate ahead of a UN conference in Paris to address the threat of global warming.

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A visitor is silhouetted as she slides down a huge water pipe at a public swimming pool in Vienna, Austria. Temperatures in Austria's capital Vienna rose up to 98 degrees Fahrenheit this week.

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Children play at a beach covered with a thick layer of green algae in Qingdao, China. A large quantity of non-poisonous green seaweed, enteromorpha prolifera, hit the Qingdao coast in June and July this year.

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Hannah Brown and fellow activists demonstrate against the planned clearing of trees in Berkeley, California. Environmental activist Jack Gescheidt organized and photographed the gathering as part of his TreeSpirit Project.

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A baby Drill monkey named Pinto plays in an enclosure at the zoo in Munich, Germany. The male monkey was born on June 24, 2015 at the zoo and is the third baby of 10 year-old Kaduna.



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