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    36 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    As another week passes, let’s take a moment to look back at the images that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, and impactful photos from this past week.

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    Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt. The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometers into the sky.

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    A competitor spits water as he passes under a fence during the first Belik Race on April 19, 2015, in Cabanillas del Campo, in the region of Guadalajara, Spain.

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    Mainasi Issa, a 23-year-old Malawian albino woman, stands outside her hut in the traditional authority area of Nkole, Machinga district. Six albinos have been killed in the poor southern African nation since December.

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    Benjamin Whitaker lands a punch against Skender Halili in the sixth round of their welterweight bout at College Park Center on April 18, 2015, in Arlington, Texas.

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    Caroline Rotich of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 119th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015, in Boston.

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    Taylor Swift accepts the Milestone Award from her mother Andrea at the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas.

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    Honoree and comedian Amy Schumer pretends to trip and fall on the floor in front of honorees Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as they attend the Time 100 Gala celebrating the Time 100 issue of the Most Influential People.

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    A humanoid robot named Han developed by Hanson Robotics reacts as the controller commands it via a mobile phone to make a facial expression during the Global Sources spring electronics show in Hong Kong.

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    Children form a reef fish on a beach in Hong Kong on the occasion of the third annual Kids Ocean Day, on April 23. The event is aimed at raising awareness of seas protection and the conservation of coral reef worldwide.

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    Martinez Sutton speaks about the shooting death of his sister Rekia Boyd by Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin as his mother Angela Helton covers her face during a rally to mark the finishing of March2Justice at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Dozens of marchers took part in an eight-day, 250-mile-long march from Staten Island, New York, to the nation's capital to demand congressional intervention to tackle "the national crisis of police violence."

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    Baltimore Police react to objects thrown by demonstrators during a protest against police brutality and the death of Freddie Gray outside the Baltimore Police Western District station in the Sandtown neighborhood.

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    Security guards carry a protester wearing a mask depicting Sir David Walker, outgoing chair of Barclays Bank, during a demonstration outside the bank's annual general meeting in London on April 22.

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    An Indonesian health officer uses a blowgun to vaccinate a dog at Dalung Village on April 20, 2015, in Badung, Bali, Indonesia. A three-month vaccination drive has been launched in Bali with the aim of inoculating as many of the island's dogs against rabies as possible.

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    An anti-xenophobia activist stands chained in front of a banner as thousands of people get ready to march against the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa through the streets of Johannesburg CBD on April 23, 2015.

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    An Indian Muslim devotee, who is on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti for Urs, performs a stunt during a procession at Ajmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan.

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    An Egyptian youth carries a lit flare as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gather in the El-Mataria neighborhood of Cairo to protest the 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohammed Morsi and verdicts against other prominent figures of the Brotherhood. Morsi was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago.

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    Convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gestures toward a surveillance camera in his holding cell in this 2013 surveillance image released by the U.S. Justice Department. Prosecutors on Tuesday began their case to sentence Tsarnaev to death with an emotional gut-punch to the jury as survivors described the toll of the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264.

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    Special Forces soldiers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states take part in joint military exercises in the Shamshi Gorge, some 100 kilometers from Bishkek.

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    Statues depicting civilian casualties of clashes between the Soviet army and Mujahideen, at the Jihad Museum in Herat city, west of the capital Kabul, Afghanistan. Despite being an obvious homage to victory over the Soviet Union, the museum's creators say it does not seek to glorify war. The goal, they insist, is to preserve the memories of sacrifice and cruelty so future generations can avoid the painful mistakes of their forefathers.

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    Islamic State militants lead what are said to be Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Wilayat Barqa. The video appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

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    An injured girl lies inside a field hospital after what activists said were airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus.

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    A rebel fighter fires his weapon at the frontline during what the rebels called a battle to unite rebel factions against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus.

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    Local residents and rescue workers help a migrant woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20, 2015. At least three people, including a child, died when a boat carrying more than 80 migrants sank off the Greek island of Rhodes.

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    A man looks out at the Statue of Liberty in the rain and fog from the Staten Island Ferry on April 20, 2015, in New York City. Much of the East Coast experienced heavy rains and high winds following a beautiful spring weekend.

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    A sea of red poppies are pictured at the site of the former Royal New Zealand Air Force base at Hobsonville Point in Auckland, New Zealand. On April 25, Australia and New Zealand will commemorate 100 years since more than 20,000 Australian and New Zealand servicemen landed at the Gallipoli Peninsula during the first World War on April 25, 1915.

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    An Israeli soldier hands a buttercup flower to a child in a field near Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak in southern Israel, just outside the Gaza Strip.

    Mussa Qawasma / Reuters

    Palestinian students supporting Hamas flash three fingers to draw attention to their electoral number during an election campaign for students' council at Palestine Polytechnic University in the West Bank city of Hebron.

    David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters

    Silvard Atajyan, 103, sits at home during an interview with Reuters in Yerevan. Atajyan remembers vividly when French soldiers saved her and her family from the mass killings by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago.

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    Bakarwal nomad children are seen through a veil that covers their tent as they react to a Kashmiri man photographing them on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Bakarwals are nomadic herders of Jammu and Kashmir state who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle.

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    A man dressed as Julius Caesar takes part in an event to mark the anniversary of the legendary foundation of Rome, the eternal city, in 753 B.C.

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    An Indian girl looks at an elephant that sits during the Suwori festival in Boko, about 47 miles west of Gauhati, India. Traditional elephant fights, elephant races, tug of war, and dances mark this festival, which coincides with the Assamese Rongali Bihu, or the harvest festival of the northeastern Indian state of Assam.

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    A man watches a carriage exhibition in The Maestranza bullring of the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain.

    Amr Nabil / AP

    Egyptian dancers in traditional costumes perform Sufi dance known as "whirling dervish" in Cairo. Whirling dervishes of al-Tannura entertain visitors with their colorful and artistic spinning dance.

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    Hubble Space Telescope shows a breeding ground for stars in the Constellation Carina, about 20,000 light years from Earth. Friday, April 24, 2015, marks the 25th anniversary of Hubble's launch.

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    People fly their kites to form the shape of a car in the sky on the beach in Berck, northern France, on April 20, 2015, during the 29th "Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs Volants" (International Kite Meeting), which runs from April 18 to 26.

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    A meerkat stands on a rock at Zoom Torino, a zoological park in Cumiana near Turin, on April 22, 2015.

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