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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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In this February 18th, 1985 photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era was found dead at his home on Thursday, in suburban Minneapolis. As news of his death spread, pictures like this from his career began circulating on social media. He was 57.

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This two-picture combo shows a February 11th, 1992 photo (left) of Princess Diana sitting in front of the Taj Mahal, and her son Prince William sitting with his wife Kate (right), at the same spot in Agra, India. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invoked nostalgia Saturday as they sat and smiled for photos on the same marble bench in front of the Taj Mahal where Prince William's late mother, Princess Diana, had posed alone for a memorable 1992 photo.

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Girls perform in a tea garden during the shooting of a television show in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Contestants of a TV reality show did yoga and picked tea at a tea garden in Hangzhou.

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Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman walks across the finish line after a wreath laying ceremony at the sites of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Maria Victoria, age 89, is comforted by her daughter Mariana in Estancia Las Palmas, Ecuador. Maria Victoria was injured when a column fell on her, after and 7.8-magnitude earthquake collapsed her home. It was the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades, flattening buildings and buckling highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency.

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Ruben Mero is assisted by relatives and paramedics after he is overcome with grief during the funeral of his niece, Kexly Valentino, who died in the Ecuador earthquake.

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A police officer tapes off the area around two people who were killed when a bike lane collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Part of an elevated bike lane built ahead of the Olympic Games collapsed on Thursday, killing at least two people who were on it when cement gave way and crashed onto the beach below.

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Palestinian Majed Kalluob, age 24, walks with stilts as he looks at Hamas militants riding a pickup truck on a street in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Israeli emergency workers help an injured woman at the scene where an explosion tore through a bus in Jerusalem on Monday, setting a second bus on fire in what an Israeli official said was a terrorist bombing.

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Jay B. Walker visits his fraternity brother before the memorial service, as Oklahoma City marks the 21st anniversary of the terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols carried out the bombing in 1995 on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 169 people and injured more than 680 others.

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Chilean policeman Hugo Alcalde and Jose Luis Valdes are kissing in Santiago following their civil union celebration, after Alcalde became the first member of the police to get his civil union in the country.

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Eli and Shuli Barzilai hold a copy of the Birds' Head Haggadah in their house in Jerusalem. Barzilai and his cousins, grandchildren of one of the earliest Jewish victims of the Nazis, are laying claim to a jewel of the Israel Museum: The world's oldest surviving illustrated Passover manuscript. The descendants of a German Jewish lawmaker say the famed Birds' Head Haggadah, a medieval copy of the text read around Jewish dinner tables on Passover, was stolen from their family during the Nazi era and sold without their consent to the predecessor of Israel's leading museum in Jerusalem, 70 years ago.

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Britain's Prince William is hugged by Chewbacca as British actor John Boyega smiles during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London. Prince William and Prince Harry were touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films.

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Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, lights a torch from the sun's rays reflected in a parabolic mirror during the dress rehearsal for the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece.

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Nepalese amputee victims Khendo Tamang (left), and Nirmala Pariyar (right), both age 8, share a single pair of shoes at the Bir Trauma Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. After suffering serious leg wounds in Nepal's massive 2015 earthquake that killed and injured thousands, both girls were brought to the Bir Trauma Center in Kathmandu, to receive single leg amputations. Following their surgeries, Nirmala's relentless cheerfulness drew a still very depressed Khendo close and both found an inseparable friendship which has helped their emotional wounds heal.

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