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    25 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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    Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, poses with retired U.S. Marine Corps dog Lucca at Wellington Barracks in London, England, after receiving the PDSA Dickin Medal for animal bravery. The 12-year-old German Shepherd lost her leg in 2012 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when Lucca discovered a 30lb improvised explosive device. As she searched for additional IEDs, a second device detonated and instantly severed her front left leg. Lucca completed over 400 separate missions in Iraq and Afghanistan during six years of active service.

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    A young Indian girl dressed as Hindu goddess Laxmi participates in a procession to mark "Gudi Padwa" in Mumbai, in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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    A participant from Aksarka rides a sled during a reindeer race in the village of Aksarka, in the center Priuralsky district of Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district, Russia.

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    Palestinian fishermen paddle boats in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza City after Israel expanded the fishing zone from six nautical miles to nine along Gaza's central and southern shores.

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    Panama's National Police destroy packages of cocaine before an incineration of illegal drugs in Panama City. According to Panama's anti-narcotics police, more than 8,000, kg (17,636 lbs) of cocaine and other types of drugs seized during various police operations across the country were destroyed.

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    French firemen wearing chemical protective suits take part in a mock chemical attack exercise at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France, in preparation of security measures for the UEFA 2016 European Championship.

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    People dressed as Hungarian Hussars and Austrian soldiers of the Habsburg dynasty take part in the re-enactment of the battle in Tapiobicske, Hungary.

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    Tear gas fills the air in in Nantes, France, as demonstrators are surrounded by French police at the end of a demonstration against French labour law proposals.

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    A Bangladeshi man named Shukkur Ali, age 58, shows his palm, filled with warts caused by years of drinking arsenic-tainted water at his village in Sonargaon, outskirts of Dhaka. A new report estimates that some 20 million Bangladeshis are still being poisoned by arsenic-tainted groundwater drawn from government wells. That number remains unchanged from 10 years ago, despite years of action to dig new wells.

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    Kashmiri Muslims try to get the glimpse of the body of Waseem Malla, a suspected militant of Hizbul Mujahideen, during his funeral procession in Pehlipora, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Anti-India protesters attacked government forces with rocks on Thursday as they participated in the funerals of two insurgents killed in a gun battle in the disputed Kashmir region.

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    A woman mourns next to the body of Mohammad Ramzani, a cycle rickshaw driver who died after an under-construction flyover collapsed last Thursday in Kolkata, India.

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    A man gets a tattoo during the Nepal Tattoo Convention in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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    Northern Lights seen near the town of Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia.

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    Daylight enters through holes in the ceiling of a village kitchen in Turkey's Van province, as women cook in traditional tandoor, which is a cylindrical clay or metal oven used in cooking and baking.

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    Syrian army soldiers stand on the ruins of the Temple of Bel in the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria.

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    A Muslim woman walks past graffiti reading "Stop killing Muslims Army" in Kano, Nigeria. A human rights lawyer says the detained leader of Nigeria's Shiite Muslims has been left near-blind and suffered several operations to remove bullets from gunshots after the Nigerian army raided on his home.

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    Urbana Warfel, age 81, places a rose on the casket of her brother, Korean War solider U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley, Jr., during his burial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Meckley was declared missing, then dead, after his unit was overwhelmed by Chinese forces in the late autumn of 1950, but his body was never found. Through DNA testing it was determined that Meckley's remains were among those of at least 600 U.S. servicemen who fought in the Korean War and were returned to the United States by North Korea between 1990 and 1994.

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    Protester Bob Bowes, of Somerville, Mass., displays an American flag featuring corporate logos, outside the Boston location of a news conference by General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Bowes joined a protest with others outside the news conference to highlight the millions of dollars in tax breaks and public incentives used to lure the company.

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    A man representing Ernest of Pardubice, the first Archbishop of Prague, carries a copy of the Crown of Saint Wenceslas during the opening of the summer tourist season at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic.

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    Alisha Riff, a hair stylist with the Haven Salon, gives Jarid Rice a haircut as she volunteers at the United Way of King County's Community Resource Exchange in Seattle. The one-day event is designed to provide opportunities for people who are homeless and facing other challenges to access resources and services available in the Seattle area. Organizers said more than 1,000 people passed through the event Wednesday, receiving free haircuts, donated shoes, and having the chance to talk with medical, social, and other providers who serve the homeless population.

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    A businessman looks at cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo, Japan.

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    California Governor Jerry Brown signs landmark legislation SB 3 into law in Los Angeles, California. The law makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide.

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    A Swiss guard stands guard at the Vatican on April 7th.

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    Two-day-old baby Humboldt penguin 'Wotsit' is weighed at the penguin enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester, north west England. The zoo has had its first batch of penguins hatch for the year, naming each after varieties of crisps following a tradition of using a different theme for names each year. So far, Wotsit, Quarver, Cheeto and Frazzle have been born in the past few days.

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    Children play in mud to cool off on a hot day in New Delhi, India. Temperature in New Delhi on Monday is expected to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.