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21 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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A passenger flips off Trump supporters at Los Angeles International Airport, where thousands of demonstrators rallied to protest the president's refugee and travel ban, on Feb. 4.

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Georgian dancers perform during the Cildir Lake Golden Horse Festival on Feb. 4, in Cildir, Turkey. The traditional Turkish festival started four years ago to bring together riders from around the region to compete in traditional horse-based events. The festival takes place on the towns frozen lake amid temperatures of –5 to –15 degrees.

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Teenage girls of the Long Horn Miao ethnic minority group prepare to celebrate Tiaohua, or Flower Festival, as part of the Lunar New Year on Feb. 6, in Longga village, China. The Long Horn Miao are recognized for observing the declining practice of wrapping a blend of linen, wool, and the hair of their ancestors around animal horns or a wooden clip to make headdresses.

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Kybumba Fran, 25, from Cameroon, cries with Riccardo Gatti of the Proactive Open Arms NGO after arriving at the port of Pozzallo, Italy, on Feb. 5. Rescuers saved more than 1,000 people in waters off the Libyan coast.

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Liu Zhihe, 56, and his wife are seen at their home in Dashenzhuang village on Feb. 6, in Rizhao, China. Liu Zhihe, a former farmer, has been suffering from lipoma for 16 years, cannot afford to pay for surgery to remove the growth.

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Police scuffle with Afghan migrants blocking the entrance of the Hellenikon migrant camp during the visit of Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas, in Athens on Feb. 6. The protest was organized against conditions at the camp.

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Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf (left) reunites with her parents at O'Hare International Airport on Feb. 7. Haj Khalaf and her husband and daughter had been stranded in Turkey after their visas were canceled as a result of Trump's immigration and travel ban.

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President Donald Trump looks on as Vice President Mike Pence swears in Jeff Sessions (whose wife, Mary Sessions, holds the Bible) as US attorney general in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 9.

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Anthony Brown walks through the debris of the home of his neighbor — whom he helped extricate after she was trapped inside — in the aftermath of Tuesday's tornado that tore through eastern New Orleans on Feb. 8.

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Syrian Mahmoud Al-Khatib, a fighter with the Jaish al-Islam (Islam Army) — the foremost rebel group in Damascus province who fiercely oppose both the Syrian regime and ISIS — holds a position on the frontline in the town of Bilaliyah, east of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 4. Al-Khatib, 50, says he's been fighting against the Syrian regime since the beginning of the conflict. He was wounded four times and spends his free time taking care of stray dogs.

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The mother of Elena Volkova, a victim of shelling, mourns at her daughter's funeral in Avdiivka, Ukraine, on Feb. 6. Fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatist rebels has escalated over the past week in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 36 people, including civilians, and wounding dozens.