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23 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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An injured Pakistani child victim of last Sunday's suicide blast in Lahore rests in a hospital. A suicide bomber attacked a park filled with families celebrating Easter, killing at least 72 people, with children among the dead.

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A sugar cane worker poses while working in a field at Pakchong district in Ratchaburi province, Thailand. The El Nino weather phenomenon has wreaked havoc on crops across Southeast Asia and beyond. Thailand, the world's second-largest sugar exporter, will ship 20 percent less of the sweetener to international markets this year than last, and farmers fear the damage already inflicted on young cane plants could make next year worse.

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Fans run with a Cuban flag outside Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana sports complex where the Rolling Stones' free outdoor concert took place in Havana. The concert marks the first time a major band had performed in Cuba since the 1959 revolution.

Hassan Ammar / AP

A Syrian refugee girl in Beirut, Lebanon, begs for money in traffic. A study published last year by the International Labor Organization, UNICEF and the Save the Children charity organization, found that there are more than 1,500 children living or working on Lebanon's streets, nearly three-quarters of them Syrian.

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An infant named Udai Faisal, who is suffering from acute malnutrition, is hospitalized at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Udai died on March 24th. Hunger has been the most horrific consequence of Yemen's conflict and has spiraled since Saudi Arabia and its allies, backed by the U.S., launched a campaign of airstrikes and a naval blockade a year ago.

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Migrant men sit on a box looking out to see on in Mytilene, Greece. The aid agency Doctors Without Borders has recently announced that it is to cease operations in the Greek refugee camp at Moira. The agency spoke out after a deal was struck last week between EU states and Turkey to force migrants and asylum seekers to return from the Greek islands to Turkey.

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A photographer holds his picture of the Temple of Bel, taken on March 14, 2014, in front of the remains of the historic temple after it was destroyed by Islamic State group jihadists in September, 2015, in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. This week, Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recaptured Palmyra on March 27, 2016, after a fierce offensive to rescue the city from jihadists who view the UNESCO-listed site's ruins as idolatrous.

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French riot police stand next to a fire after clashes erupted in Nantes, during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms. Students protesting the labour reforms took to the streets across France on March 24th, torching cars in Paris and clashing with riot police who responded with tear gas and made about two dozen arrests.

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A young girl holds flowers during the Easter Sunday Commemoration Ceremony at the General Post Office in Dublin, Ireland. Last Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in the Republic of Ireland, when in 1916 a rebellion was attempted to oust British rule of the country.

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Suhananto, age 30, sits inside a cage where he's been locked up in a confined space for one year by his parents as a consequence for suffering from mental illness in Ponorogo district, Indonesia. More than 400 people suffer from psychosocial disabilities in Ponorogo, East Java, where villagers and government officials blame incest, malnutrition and iodine deficiency as the cause for the illness. A common practice in these villages is to keep those with psychosocial disabilities under "pasung"‚ shackled or locked up in a confined space, which Indonesia's government banned in 1977 but failed to enforce. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 57,000 people have been subjected to pasung once in their lives and around 18,800 are currently being shackled.

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Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as a head priest displays a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir.

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U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter bow their heads during a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sanders and opponent Hillary Clinton are campaigning ahead of the April 26th primary in Pennsylvania.

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Rolling Stones fans wait for the start of a free concert in Havana, Cuba. Thousands of fans waited for the Rolling Stones to play for the first time in Cuba, after the music was once banned by the government.