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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Isn't the world a remarkable place?

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USA teammates hold the trophy following the teams' win in the final 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup match between USA and Japan at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

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A Loyalist youth climbs a large bonfire construct in preparation for their 11th night bonfire at the New Mossley estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The New Mossley bonfire is considered by many to be the biggest in the province this year. Tradition holds that the bonfires commemorate the lighting of fires on the hills to help Williamite ships navigate through Belfast Lough at night when Protestant King William III and his forces landed at Carrickfergus to fight the Catholic Jacobites, supporters of the exiled Catholic King James II. The bonfires also mark the beginning of the annual 12th of July Orange parades.

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Revellers running fighting bulls enter Estafeta street during the third day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.

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Susannah Mushatt Jones, known as "Miss Susie", celebrates her 116th birthday with family members, local dignitaries, and friends in the Brooklyn borough of New York. She's currently the world's oldest living person and is the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves.

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The Confederate battle flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds during a ceremony in Columbia, South Carolina.

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A model performs on stage during the Charlie Le Mindu show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 in Paris, France.

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Riders lay on the ground after being involved in a crash with 65km remaining in stage three of the 2015 Tour de France from Anvers to Huy in Huy, Belgium.

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Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident following the checkered flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Protestors hold a giant flag in front of the parliament building during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece. Tsipras, elected in January on a promise to end six years of austerity, extolled a packed Syntagma square in central Athens to spurn the tough terms of an aid deal offered by international creditors to keep the country afloat.

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A Su-27 jet of aerobatics team Russkiye Vityasy, or "Russian Knights", performs during an air show at the International Maritime Defence show in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Diamond Trusty cries in grief over the death of her cousin, 7-year-old Amari Brown in Chicago, Illinois. Extra police patrols and long shifts were not enough to prevent nine deaths and about 50 injuries from gun violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, when homicides jump almost every year. Chicago, with 2.7 million people, is the most violent large city in the United States, with poverty, segregation, dozens of small street gangs, and a pervasive gun culture all contributing to the problem.

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A Muslim woman cries near the coffin of her relative among the 136 newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre lined up for a joint burial in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bodies of the 136 recently identified victims of Srebrenica massacre will be transported to the memorial centre in Potocari where they will be buried on July 11, the anniversary of the massacre when Bosnian Serb forces slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys and buried them in mass graves in Europe's worst massacre since World War Two.

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Palestinians Hamas militants march during an anti-Israel rally in Gaza City. July 8th marks the one-year anniversary of the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The 50-day conflict began after Israel said it was determined to put an end to constant rocket-fire from Gaza, launching an intense air and ground assault to do so. It was the third major conflict between Israel and Hamas militants since the Islamist group seized control of Gaza in 2007. The fighting killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, as well as 73 Israelis, most of them soldiers. More than 100,000 buildings in Gaza were left damaged or destroyed. None have been rebuilt.

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People join hands as they observe a minute's silence in memory of those killed in a recent attack by an Islamist gunman, at a beach in Sousse, Tunisia.

Yves Herman / Reuters

People take part in a giant water fight on a hot summer day in central Brussels, Belgium. A widespread, long-lasting heatwave will affect much of France, Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and western Germany. According to forecast, the temperature for Friday could reach 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Las Vegas, Nevada. The monsoon storm dropped heavy rain and hail in parts of the valley causing street flooding and power outages.

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Britain's Prince George gets up on tiptoes to peek into the pram of Princess Charlotte flanked by his parents Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge as they leave after Charlotte's Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England.

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Priests take pictures as Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass at the Los Samanes park in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Pope Francis landed in Ecuador's capital Quito on Sunday to begin an eight-day tour of South America that will also include visits to Bolivia and Paraguay.


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