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24 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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Kaitlin Olivi of Yonkers, New York, and Lucas Pereira, of Sayreville, New Jersey, kiss as confetti falls during a celebration of the New Year in New York's Times Square.

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Addy Longlois, age 7, dressed as Princess Leia, walks in a New Orleans parade honoring actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" movie series. Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016, at the age of 60. The parade was held by the Krewe of Chewbacchus, a "Star Wars" themed Mardi Gras Krewe.

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A participant wearing Kokoshnik, the Russian traditional headwear, walks out of the water during a winter swimming festival in the town of Podolsk, Russia.

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A swimmer kisses a wooden cross after retrieving it from the sea during the blessing of the water ceremony marking the orthodox Epiphany Day in a southern suburb of Athens.

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Residents, activists, and friends and family members of victims of gun violence march down Chicago's Michigan Avenue carrying nearly 800 wooden crosses bearing the names of people murdered in the city during 2016.

Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

A Houthi militant displays his skills during a parade in Sanaa, Yemen, held by newly recruited Houthi fighters before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces.

Stoyan Nenov / Reuters

Dancers wearing costumes made of bearskins dance in the village of Asau, Romania. People from this region follow a pre-Christian rural tradition where they sing and dance to ward off evil.

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School children play with weapons on the occasion of Police Raising Day, organized by the Mumbai Police at the Kapurbawadi Police Station in Mumbai, India.

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People seek cover on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Officials are reporting that five people were killed and eight wounded in an attack from a single gunman.

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First aid officers carry an injured woman at the site of an armed attack on Jan. 1 in Istanbul. At least 39 people were killed in an armed attack on an Istanbul nightclub where people were celebrating the New Year.

Mauricio Medel / AP

Miners sit during a protest in the Santa Ana mine, some 2,100 feet underground, in Curanilahue, Chile. More than 60 coal miners have occupied the mine and stayed underground since Dec. 7, 2016, demanding government intervention to prevent the closure of the failing mine. The mine's owners declared bankruptcy in 2015.

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Thousands of protesters march during a protest in the Kosovo capital Pristina, calling on French authorities to release former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj who has been detained facing possible extradition to Serbia to face war crimes charges. A French court ruled that Ramush Haradinaj, detained a day earlier, should stay in custody during extradition proceedings where the court will decide whether to turn him over to Serbian officials.

Carlos Barria / Reuters

President Barack Obama attends a military full honor review farewell ceremony given in his honor, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford at Joint Base Myer-Henderson in Washington.

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Refugee Moustafa Abdulrahman, age 2, from Kobani, Syria, peeks out while standing outside his family's shelter at the refugee camp of Ritsona, about 53 miles north of Athens. Over 62,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece after a series of Balkan border closures and a European Union deal with Turkey to stop migrant flows.

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Emirati men walk with their camels across the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometers west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2017 Moreeb Dune Festival. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races — cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses — and other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore.

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