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22 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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Indian bystanders watch as a wild elephant walks along a busy street in Siliguri, India. The adult male elephant was tranquilized and captured by wildlife officials to be transported to a nearby forest.

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Denver Broncos€™ quarterback Peyton Manning greets Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game last sunday in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos won 24-10.

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A man poses holding a selection of unusual condoms at the Valentine's Condom pop-up shop in east London. "Come Correct", a London-based condom distribution service, are hosting a free pop-up shop leading up to Valentine's Day.

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Waves break against a pier and a lighthouse in Les Sables-d'Olonne, western France. High winds buffeted northwestern Europe on February 8th, leaving one woman in France in a coma after she was hit by a billboard. Electricity was also cut to 5,000 homes in northern France.

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Chinese performers take off their stilts after their a performance during Spring Festival celebrations in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year, and ends with the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day.

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Iranian students in Tehran re-enact a scene from the arrest of American sailors by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

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Palestinian youth perform fire breathing tricks at the ruins of a destroyed house. The home was destroyed in the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas militants, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Rescue personnel help a child rescued at the site where a 17-story apartment building collapsed in Tainan, southern Taiwan, following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that left at least 98 dead.

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Rioters throw bricks at police in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. More than 40 police officers and journalists have been injured after a riot with protesters on the first day of Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Jackeline, age 26, holds her 4-months old son born with microcephaly in Olinda, Brazil. Recent laboratory analyses identified Zika virus infections in three people who died in Brazil last year, the health ministry said on Thursday.

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Macaque monkeys crowd together in their cage at a monkey farm in Xinye county, Henan province, China. The area boasts a centuries-long and lucrative history of raising and training monkeys for performance. In Xinye, villagers are seeing an increase in business with the lunar calendar's "Year of the Monkey". Farmers say most of the monkeys are bred and raised for domestic zoos, circuses, and performing groups, but add that some are also sold for medical research in China and the United States.

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Activists from the group "AnimaNaturalis" protest at the Revolution Monument in Mexico City against bullfighting, demanding that the traditional sport be banned for its treatment of bulls.

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Scientists have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. The collision of two black holes — a tremendously powerful event detected for the first time ever by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO — is seen in this still image from a computer simulation.

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People throw oranges at each other during the traditional 'battle of the oranges' event, held during the carnival in Ivrea, Italy. This event marks the people's rebellion against tyrannical lords who ruled the town in the Middle Ages.

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