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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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A woman decorates a snowman in Times Square on Jan. 23 in New York City. Last weekend, the Northeast and parts of the South experienced heavy snow and ice from a slow-moving winter storm.

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Catherine Smith, age 12, feeds Wee Wee the piglet in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Smith and her family rescued the piglet during Winter Storm Jonas and cared for him at their home for several days before taking him to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Maryland.

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U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Expeditionary force cover themselves in snow with South Korean marines during a winter military training exercise in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.

Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

Geovane Silva holds his son Gustavo Henrique, who has microcephaly, at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil. Health authorities in the Brazilian state at the center of a rapidly spreading Zika outbreak have been overwhelmed by the alarming surge in cases of babies born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder associated with the mosquito-borne virus.

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Registered nurse Brian Jones draws a blood sample from Grayling Stefek, age 5, at the Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. The students were being tested for lead after the metal was found in the city's drinking water.

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A Banksy artwork is pictured opposite the French Embassy in London. The graffiti, which depicts Cosette from the novel Les Misérables with tears in her eyes as CS gas moves toward her, criticizes the use of tear gas in the migrant camp in Calais.

Thanassis Stavrakis / AP

A protester with a red nose poses in front of a police cordon at the Greek-Turkish border at the Greek village of Kastanies. The demonstrators held two days of rallies in the border area to demand that the government ease border transit restrictions after dozens more refugees and migrants drowned this week crossing from Turkey to the Greek islands.

Zohra Bensemra / Reuters

Yosri Adjili, age 25, goes on a hunger strike with his mouth sewed shut during a sit-in protest for employment, at the local government office courtyard in Kasserine, Tunisia. Young people have been demonstrating for jobs in Kasserine since last week.

Hani Mohammed / AP

A malnourished child lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a therapeutic feeding center in Sanaa, Yemen. This child is one of millions of people across countries like Syria, Yemen, and Iraq who are gripped by hunger, struggling to survive with little help from the outside world.

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Female Saudi journalists raise their hands to ask questions as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speak to members of the media at the King Salman Regional Air Base in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Rodrigo Garrido / Reuters

Tourists watch high waves of the Pacific Ocean pounding the coast in Vina del Mar, Chile. Due to the recent increase in high waves, tourists have been warned by the navy to stay away from beaches, especially in the evening and early morning when the high tide comes in.

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Turkish coast guard personnel help refugees as they swim with buoys, after they toppled over a fishing dinghy en route to Greece, in Didim district of Aydin, Turkey. Four refugees' bodies, including three children, were pulled out of the water as Turkish coast guard personnel rescued 43 others.

Caleb Jones / AP

Family, friends, and comrades pay their respects during a memorial service for the 12 U.S. Marines who died when their helicopters crashed off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Nariman El-mofty / AP

Circassian guards pose for a photograph outside Basman Palace, in Amman, Jordan. Circassian guards, who have served Jordan's kings since the founding of the monarchy, still adhere to their ancient traditions, such as donning an incongruous cold weather uniform of black wool hats, red capes, and leather boots.

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A monkey waits to put on a costume before a performance at a monkey training school in Dongying, in eastern China's Shandong province. A dozen monkeys are being trained at the school as part of festivities for the upcoming Year of the Monkey, which begins on Feb. 8.

Amit Dave / Reuters

An Indian army soldier performs "malkhamb," traditional Indian gymnastics, during an awareness program to attract youth in joining the armed forces in the western state of Gujarat, India.

Felipe Dana / AP

A reveler strikes a pose during the Banda de Ipanema carnival block party in Rio de Janeiro. Rio's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents.

Wilfredo Lee / AP

Richard Claybrooke of Parrish, Florida, sits with his sons after stopping for lunch during the Great Florida Cattle Drive in Kenansville, Florida. The once-a-decade event was organized to draw attention to Florida's deep cowboy history.


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