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25 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Here are the most incredible and breathtaking pictures from the past week.

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A man in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Jan. 4. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possibly record-breaking cold.

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JetBlue airplanes wait at the gates outside Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 4, in the New York City borough of Queens.

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President Donald Trump delivers a message during the daily briefing hosted by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in Washington, DC, on Jan. 4.

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South Koreans watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's speech, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 1. Kim said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. But he also struck a conciliatory tone in his New Year's address, wishing success for the Winter Olympics set to begin in South Korea in February, and suggesting the North may send a delegation to participate.

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Activists of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council shout anti-US slogans at a protest in Karachi, Pakistan on Jan. 2. Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman said Jan. 2, in a rare public rebuke, after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy.

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A trader wearing a "Dow 25,000" hat on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the closing bell on Jan. 4, in New York City. The Dow closed above 25,000 for the first time ever on Thursday.

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A customer purchases marijuana at Harborside marijuana dispensary on Jan. 1, in Oakland, California. Starting New Year's Day, recreational marijuana can be sold legally in California.

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Swimmers react to the water as they join around 1,100 New Year swimmers, many in costume, during the annual Loony Dook Swim on Jan. 1, in South Queensferry, Scotland.

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A member of the Syrian civil defense (known as the White Helmets) is wounded in an air strike on the rebel-held besieged town of Arbin on Jan. 2.

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Firefighters battle a 7-alarm fire in the Bronx on Jan. 2, in New York City. The fire, which started around 5:30 a.m. on a frigid Tuesday, is believed to have started on a first-floor furniture store before overtaking the entire building.

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Snow falls as a US Army carry team moves the transfer case containing the remains of US Army Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, on Jan. 3. Sgt. Golin, who was from Fort Lee, New Jersey, died of injuries sustained from small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in the Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

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Nilda Guerrero, a friend of the superintendent of an apartment apartment building where more than 10 people died in a fire a day earlier in the Bronx borough of New York, cries after trying to visit the building on Dec. 29.

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A man gets ready backstage before performing in the 34th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the new year, at Fort Kochi in Kerala, India, on Jan. 1.

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A child in Comanesti, Romania on Dec. 30. Hundreds of people descend on the Romanian city of Comanesti every year dressed head-to-toe as bears, in costumes made from real fur, with the heads attached. It's a tradition that originated in pre-Christian times, when dancers wearing colored costumes or animal furs went from house to house in villages, singing and dancing to ward off evil.

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A conservator shows a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression, which archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority say belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem, and which was unearthed in excavations in the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem's Old City on Jan. 1.

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The "supermoon" rises behind the skyline of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City on Jan. 1, as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey.

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