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24 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Here are the most impactful, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fields a question during the first Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

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"Young African Leaders Initiative" participants sing 'Happy Birthday' to U.S. President Barack Obama at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Identified as Sub-Saharan Africa's 'most promising young leaders,' 500 people were invited by the U.S. State Department for the three-day summit where they interact with representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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Noah Wiles, three years old, looks at a massive bronzed fiber glass model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex on display during a press preview at Christie's auction rooms in London. The dinosaur, estimated to sell for $14,000-$21,000, will be auctioned in the "Out of the Ordinary" sale on Sept. 10 in London.

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Hot air balloons rise into the morning sky from the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta main arena at the Ashton Court estate in Bristol, England. The early morning flight of over 100 balloons was the first mass ascent of the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, which started yesterday.

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Children performers wearing LED-lit costumes dance during a Golden Jubilee celebration parade rehearsal in Singapore. Singapore marks 50 years of independence on August 9.

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Mariah Carey and her son Moroccan Cannon pose during a ceremony honoring Carey with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

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Paratriathlete Krige Schabort of the United States, is carried out of the water at Copacabana Beach as he competes in the men's PT1 Paralympic Triathlon test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A member of the Ukraine team competes in the Women's Free Combination Synchronized Swimming Final on day eight of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia.

Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Ronda Rousey of U.S fights with Bethe Correia of Brazil during their Ultimate Fighting Championship match, a professional mixed martial arts competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Niranjan Shrestha / AP

A woman lies on the ground in Kathmandu, Nepal, during a protest demanding a provision in the new constitution to avail citizenship in the name of one's mother. Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who protested against the denial of citizenship rights to children if their fathers are not Nepalese citizens. While Nepal's new constitution promises full citizenship to all children with one Nepalese parent, the laws are routinely flouted when only the mother is a citizen.

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Bao Lanfang, a Chinese relative of missing passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370, cries as she waits for information outside the airlines office in Beijing, China. Malayasia's prime minister announced Thursday that a piece of wing discovered washed up on Reunion Island last week is from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 which vanished last year, possibly bringing to an end one of modern aviation's greatest mysteries. Officials and experts from other countries including the United States and Australia have been more cautious, saying that more investigating needs to be done.

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A firefighter shoots a flare into dry brush during a burn operation to head off the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has burned over 46,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes.

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

A Palestinian youth aims a weapon during a military-style exercise at the "Liberation Youths Summer Camp", organized by the Hamas movement, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas stages dozens of military-style summer camps for young Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to prepare them to "confront any possible Israeli attack".

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A Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agent detains a person of interest after shots were reportedly fired a second consecutive day near Camp Shelby, a military training facility near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The description of the shooter was the same in both instances - a white male in a red pickup truck.

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A woman places a candle lit paper lantern on the river during the 70th anniversary activities commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Japan marks the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The bomb instantly killed an estimated 70,000 people and thousands more in coming years from radiation effects. Three days later the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki which ended World War II.

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Israeli youths sit next to candles during a candlelight vigil in Tel Aviv, Israel, for Shira Banki, who died on Sunday of stab wounds sustained when an ultra-Orthodox man with a knife attacked a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem three days ago. High school student Banki, 16, was one of six people wounded in the assault. Her death highlighted the city's sharp social divisions between Orthodox and secular Jews.

Oswaldo Rivas / Reuters

Peace signs are drawn on the shields of riot police officers during a protest in front of the Supreme Electoral Council building in Managua, Nicaragua. The protesters said they were demonstrating to demand fairer elections in the country next year.

Caren Firouz / Reuters

Siblings walk together as people dismantle homes and load belongings onto a truck in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan. According to local media, the Capital Development Authority has started to demolish illegal settlements on the outskirts of Islamabad where Afghan refugees and people from Pakistan's tribal area have escaped from the military operations.

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Indian schoolchildren, with their face and bodies painted as tigers, run at a park in Bangalore during an awareness program about the endangered tiger species. International Tiger Day, which came into being at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, is held annually on July 29 to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers.

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A man plays an alp horn as a huge 262 x 262 foot Swiss national flag is seen on the western face of the north-eastern Swiss landmark, Mount Säntis, Switzerland. The flag marks the Swiss National Day.



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