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21 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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Hostesses pose for a picture during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3. The CPPCC plays a largely symbolic role, with members meeting once a year to discuss social and economic policies, among them wealthy business leaders and members of powerful political families.

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A woman strikes a pose in front of a statue titled "Fearless Girl," by Kristen Visbal, in New York on March 8. Investment firm State Street Global Advisor placed the statue there to highlight International Women's Day.

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Security guards take a break as a man sleeps during the second plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 8.

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Farmers with shepherd's crooks confront riot policemen during a protest outside the Greek Agriculture Ministry on March 8, in Athens. Farmers protested against the government's tax and pension system reforms. Clashes broke out, and riot police used tear gas to repel the protesters.

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A general view inside street artist Banksy's newly opened "Walled Off Hotel" in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on March 4. The rooms of the hotel are filled with the artist's work, much of which is about the conflict. The owners say it will be a functioning hotel along with being part art gallery and part political statement.

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Oris Tin Stix of the Dynamite aerobatic team perform their aerobatic and pyrotechnics display as a wall of fire explodes during the Australian International Airshow in Geelong, Australia, on March 5.

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Syrians return to their home after the al-Bab town center was been liberated from ISIS, on March 5. While families are beginning to return, FSA members continue to clean land mines and traps that have been placed by ISIS terrorists.

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In this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a ballistic rocket launching drill of the KPA Hwasong artillery units.

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Charred-stained dolls in a bed of charcoal are placed at the front gate of Guatemala's Presidential House in remembrance of the victims of a fire at a youth shelter in Guatemala City, on March 9. Hospital officials say the death toll in the Wednesday morning fire at the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home has risen to 36 after several more girls died overnight of severe burns.

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Members of the transgender community and others who oppose Senate Bill 6 protest in the exterior rotunda at the Texas State Capitol, as the Senate State Affairs Committee holds hearings on March 7, in Austin. The the transgender "bathroom bill" would require people to use public bathrooms and restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate.

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Tepees set up by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters stand next to the Washington Monument on March 8, in Washington, DC. Indigenous rights activists have started to set up a tepee camp next to the Washington Monument ahead of a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.

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A man injured after violence broke out between supporters of President Donald Trump Trump and anti-Trump protesters during a free speech rally in Berkeley, California, on March 4.

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A member of British Museum staff stands next to a 1973 work by Jasper Johns titled 'Flags I," during a press preview for forthcoming exhibition The American Dream: Pop to Present, at the British Museum on March 6, in London. The exhibition will run from March 9 to June 18 and features works by numerous artists, including Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha.