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The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

Take a look at the most impactful, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week. Have a great weekend!

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Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.

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Jennice Barr, 10, leaves a message on a board set up in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after a mass shooting at the church killed nine people.

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Ernest Branch hugs a man carrying a Confederate flag (who didn't want to provide his name) saying, that he respects the fact the guy likes the flag but that he is against the flag flying on the Capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina. The South Carolina governor Nikki Haley asked that the flag be removed after a debate over the flag flying on the capitol grounds was kicked off after nine people were shot and killed during a prayer meeting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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A participant rests while people take part in the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. The annual parade, founded in 1983, seeks to bring mythology to life for residents, create confidence in the district and to allow artistic self-expression in public.

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A horse rears in a crowd during the traditional San Juan festival in the town of Ciutadella, on the Balearic Island of Menorca. During the islands San Juan festival, held each year on June 23 and 24, Minorcan race horses gallop and prance on their hind legs through the streets of Ciutadella to honor of the towns patron saint. As the 'caixers' (horse riders) ride together in a parade, spectators attempt to pat the horses chests to get good luck.

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A dog looks out from its cage at a stall as it is displayed by a vendor as he waits for customers during a dog meat festival at a market in Yulin, in southern China's Guangxi province on June 22, 2015. The city holds an annual festival devoted to the animal's meat on the summer solstice which has provoked an increasing backlash from animal protection activists.

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A reveler jumps over a bonfire during the night of San Juan in Alcobendas near Madrid, Spain. The San Juan night coincides with the Summer solstice and it's the welcome to Summer. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain.

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A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past as a fire burns through part of Gikomba market, East Africa's largest second hand clothing market, in Nairobi on June 23, 2015.

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Apprentice geishas, or "maiko", from Japan's ancient capital Kyoto take a trip on a Shinkansen bullet train as they move from Kyoto to Tokyo. Some 40 maikos performed traditional dances in Tokyo for the summer travel campaign to Kyoto.

Danny Moloshok / AP Images for Visiting Huntington Beach

Sixty-six surfers from around the world ride a custom built 42-foot, 1300 pound surfboard for 12 seconds to break the Guinness World Record for the most people riding a surfboard at once in Huntington Beach, CA. The surfboard, which thousands of spectators filled the Surf City USA shoreline to see, is also expected to break an additional record for the Largest Surfboard.

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Vanessa Low of Germany competes in the long jump finale during the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Berlin 2015 at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin, Germany.

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Marina Durunda of Azerbaijan competes during the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Ribbon final on day nine of the Baku 2015 European Games at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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A Pakistani resident helps a heatstroke victim at a market area during a heatwave in Karachi on June 23, 2015. The death toll from a heatwave in southern Pakistan passed 450 as medics battled to treat victims after imposing a state of emergency in hospitals, health officials said.

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A child covers his face with a plastic bag, as ash from Mounth Sinabung volcano hits the town of Brastagi, North Sumatra province, Indonesia. Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted on Thursday, leading to volcanic ash spewing as high as 3500 meters into the air and blanketing a nearby town.

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Two young men dressed as Inca servants carry a vicuna to be sheared during the national "Chaccu," or annual roundup of vicunas, in the Pampa Galeras National Reserve, in the Peruvian state of Ayacucho. The annual roundup in which vicunas are captured, shorn and released is both an expression of indigenous culture and a triumph for an international campaign to save the once-endangered animals.

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Brazilian acrobats hanging from wires during the annual "Virada Cultural" event, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Virada Cultural is a cultural party which offers 24 hours of uninterrupted attractions in stages around the city, such as music, dance, cooking, theatre, exhibitions of art and history and other forms of expression.

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Pallbearers release doves over the casket of Ethel Lance during her burial service in Charleston, S.C. Lance was one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last week.