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26 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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Jesse Hughes, singer of the rock group Eagles of Death Metal, pays tribute to the victims of the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris, at a makeshift memorial in front of the Bataclan concert hall. The band returned to the Bataclan nearly one month after they survived a jihadist attack that killed 90 in the venue.

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A Russian police officer holds a puppy, named Dobrynya, before presenting it to French police in the French Embassy in Moscow, Russia. Dobrynya will take the place of a French service dog that died in an anti-terrorism operation held in Paris on November 18th.

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A father and son pay their respects at a makeshift memorial site, honoring last Wednesday's shooting victims in San Bernardino, California. Thousands of San Bernardino County employees returned to work on Monday, five days after a county restaurant inspector and his wife opened fire on a gathering of his co-workers, killing 14 people and wounding 21.

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Miyoshia Bailey of Chicago struggles to speak while holding a photo of her slain son, during a press conference on gun violence in Washington. Congressional leaders joined advocates from Newtown Action Alliance and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, as well as over 60 family members of victims and survivors of gun violence, to demand congressional action to expand background checks and curb gun violence in the United States.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa. Trump continues to lead the most polls in the race for the Republican nomination, despite controversial statements he made on Tuesday suggesting that all Muslims should be blocked from entering the United States.

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Frank Levingston Jr., who at 110 is believed to be America's oldest military veteran, is greeted by visitors following a wreath laying ceremony to mark the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, at the World War II Memorial in Washington.

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The first Zumwalt-class destroyer, the largest ever built for the U.S. Navy, heads down the Kennebec River after leaving Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The ship is headed out to sea for the first time to undergo sea trials.

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A member of the rescue team carries a young woman to safety after Storm Desmond caused flooding in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond brought severe disruption to areas of northern England with dozens of flood warnings remaining in place throughout the country.

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151 Indian brides pose for a group photo before a mass wedding in Surat, India. Weddings in India are expensive affairs with the bride's family traditionally expected to pay the groom a large dowry of cash and gifts.

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A Chinese woman and a group of Chinese Paramilitary police wear masks to protect against pollution in Beijing, China. The Beijing government issued a "red alert" health warning as the city and many parts of northern China were shrouded in heavy pollution. Levels of PM 2.5, considered the most hazardous air pollutant, crossed 400 units—nearly 20 times the acceptable standard set by the World Health Organization.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with members of the "Ostfriesland" rapid-reaction medical unit of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, during a visit to the unit's training center in Leer, Germany. This week, Angela Merkel was named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year".

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A fan of the late John Lennon places a pin a top the "Strawberry Fields" tile mosaic in Central Park, New York, marking the 35-year anniversary of his death on December 8th. Lennon was shot and killed by a gunman outside his apartment at the nearby Dakota building in 1980.

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FC Spartak Moscow fans light flares during the Russian Premier League match between FC Spartak Moscow and FC Krylia Sovetov Samara at the Arena Otkritie Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

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Greek riot police take positions during clashes with protesters throwing molotov cocktails in Athens. Anarchists turned part of central Athens into a battleground, marking the seventh anniversary of the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy by police. Alexis Grigoropoulos was shot dead by police in 2008 sparking weeks of riots.

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Women cry as they search for their personal belongings after a devastating fire broke out at slums in the Kadivali area of Mumbai, India. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire fighters struggled to reach the source in the heavily congested area.

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A history enthusiast dressed as a soldier participates in a re-enactment marking the 210th anniversary of Napoleon's famous battle of Austerlitz, near the southern Moravian town of Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic.

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An Iraqi security forces member takes a combat position in the rural town of Husayba, in the Euphrates Valley east of Ramadi. Government forces have been closing on Islamic State militants who seized the Anbar province's capital in May.

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Syrian young women carry books as they walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings, following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus.

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Medals lie on the ground outside Downing Street, London, after being discarded by military veterans in protest of the United Kingdom's intervention in the Syria war. The veterans are claiming British involvement is only exacerbating conflict in the Middle East.

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U.S.S. Arizona survivor Lou Conter salutes the Arizona Remembrance Wall during a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, killing thousands and launching the U.S. into WWII.

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