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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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Olympian Lars Grael carries the Olympic flame aboard a Brazilian Naval Academy boat during the Olympic Torch relay in Rio. The Olympic flame was carried through the streets to Maracana Stadium for Friday's opening ceremony.

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1,050 robots perform a synchronized dance at the Qingdao International Beer Festival in Qingdao, China. The event was acknowledged by the Guinness World Records as the most robots dancing together for over one minute.

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The gravesite of Muslim-American, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan is shown adorned with flowers at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Khan was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. His mother and father, Ghazala and Khizr Khan, were criticized by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after their appearance onstage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.

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Smoke and rubble rise into the air after Syrian oppositions blow up a tunnel under the Syrian Regime forces' headquarters in Aleppo's Ramuse region, Syria.

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A religious officer canes an Acehnese youth onstage as punishment for dating outside of marriage, which is against sharia law, outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Aceh has become increasingly conservative in recent years and is the only one in Indonesia implementing Sharia law.

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Inmates sleep on the ground of an open basketball court inside the Quezon City jail in Manila, Philippines. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800 inmates.

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Aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker (top) flies inverted in his Team Oracle Challenger III biplane, while U.S. Navy Lt. Ryan Chamberlain, the lead solo pilot for the Blue Angels, flies in close proximity with his Boeing F/A-18 Hornet near Seattle, Washington.

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Mandela Washington Fellows welcome President Barack Obama by singing "Happy Birthday" as he arrives at the Presidential Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, DC. The summit brought together 500 leaders, ages 25-35, from across Africa to the United States for 6 weeks of leadership training and mentoring.

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Two punk rockers embrace during the annual Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, England. Thousands of punks have descended on the Blackpool seaside resort for the four day festival, featuring both classic and modern punk bands.

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner mirrors his life-size LEGO likeness at the mound before the game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. Made from more than 36,000 bricks, the model took LEGO Master Builders 300 hours to design and build.

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Two girls pose for a picture during the wedding party of a Palestinian groom in Gaza City. Weddings have emerged as a welcome celebration that slices through the often morose mood in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian coastal territory run by the militant group Hamas. For both poor and well-off Gazans, weddings are a days-long, lavish affair of parties and dancing.

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A visitor at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, takes pictures of a Titan Arum, also known as the corpse flower. The plant is a native of Sumatra, Indonesia, and has the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. It emits a stinky smell during its full bloom and lasts for 24-48 hour before it collapses. Many corpse flowers bloom only once every 7-10 years.

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Georcy-Stephanie Thiffeault Picard of Canada (right) is seen in action during a training session at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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