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    Jul 31, 2015

    24 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    Here are the most impactful, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.

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    The full moon rises over the Kazan Kremlin with the Qolşärif Mosque illuminated in Kazan, located in Russia's Volga River area about 450 miles east of Moscow.

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    The Russia team competes in the Women's Team Technical Synchronized Swimming Final on day three of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia.

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    A visitor with an umbrella walks through a field of sunflowers during a three-day sunflower festival in the town of Nogi, Japan. A total of some 200,000 sunflowers welcomed guests for the summer festival.

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    Alex Johnston of the Rabbitohs scores a try during the round 20 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Newcastle Knights at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

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    Newly released pictures this week show U.S. President George Bush and his senior staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center in the hours following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    Matt Rourke / AP

    Double-hand transplant recipient eight-year-old Zion Harvey smiles during a news conference at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Surgeons said Harvey of Baltimore, who lost his limbs to a serious infection, has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant.

    Lucas Marie / AP

    French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing.

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    Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian woman during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police after authorities limited access for Muslim worshipers to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem. Israeli police entered the compound, one of Islam's holiest places, to tackle suspected Palestinian rioters.

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    A firefighter from the BRICA, the Andalusian Service firefighting, walks through the smoke during a forest fire in Los Barrios, Spain. Since July, 19 wildfires have ravaged nearly 39,000 hectares of land in Spain.

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    A house fire in the Palestinian village of Duma, West Bank, is suspected to have been set on fire by Jewish extremists, killing an 18-month-old Palestinian child and injuring both parents and a four year old brother.

    Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi / Reuters

    A malnourished child lies in a bed at a hospital in Yemen's capital Sanaa. The war in Yemen has killed more than 3,500 people, with the U.N. children's agency UNICEF claiming that the death toll includes 365 children.

    Amir Cohen / Reuters

    People disarm an Orthodox Jewish assailant after he stabbed and injured six participants at an annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday.

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    Protesters call attention to the poaching of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota. According to reports, the 13-year-old lion was lured out of a national park in Zimbabwe and killed by Dr. Palmer, who had paid at least $50,000 for the hunt.

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    A man jumps from the Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia. Diving competitions have been traditionally held there every year since the bridge was built 449 years ago. The 16th-century bridge was destroyed during the war in Bosnia between 1992-1995, rebuilt and opened again in 2004.

    Emrah Gurel / AP

    A relative cries over the Turkish flag-draped coffin of slain police officer Isa Ipek, one of the two police officers killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels overnight in the the city of Adana, southern Turkey. Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have attacked a police station in southern Turkey, killing two policemen amid renewed violence between the security forces and the Kurdish insurgents. Two rebels were also killed in a gunfight that ensued.

    John Minchillo / AP

    Mourners cry outside funeral services for Samuel Dubose at the Church of the Living God in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati. Dubose was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who had stopped him for a missing license plate.

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    Children with painted faces reading "Obama is coming" and "Raila is Baba" are pictured at Kamukunji Grounds in Kibera, Nairobi to celebrate US President Barack Obama's visit. Obama, whose father Barack Obama Senior was born in Kenya in 1936, has a large following amongst Kenyan citizens because of his family lineage.

    Jim Young / Reuters

    A man walks down a street past a handmade sign posted in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. Residents put the signs up in the area which has a high level of gun violence in hopes of reducing crime.

    Dmitry Lovetsky / AP

    A boy plays with a machine gun at a weapon exhibition, during celebrations for Navy Day in St. Petersburg, Russia. The celebration of Navy Day in Russia is traditionally marked on the last Sunday of July.

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    A young seal looks out of a box on the island Juist, Germany, just before being released. The seals were reintroduced into the wild from a breeding station in Norddeich.

    Christinne Muschi / Reuters

    Dairy cows nuzzle a barn cat as they wait to be milked at a farm in Granby, Quebec. Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks which could make or break an ambitious trade deal that aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies ranging from the United States to Brunei. Canada's refusal so far to accept more dairy imports is a major sticking point in the talks, infuriating the United States as well as New Zealand, which has said it will not sign a deal that fails to open new dairy markets.

    Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters

    A security personnel plays with a girl in the compound of a health and rest center in the town of Korostyshiv, Zhytomyr, which serves as a temporary accommodation for refugees from eastern regions of Ukraine. More than 400 people, who left eastern Ukraine due to a military conflict, have arrived at the sanatorium in Korostyshiv since summer 2014.

    Pavel Rebrov / Reuters

    A man throws a girl into the air during sunset as they spend time on the territory of Chersonesus Tavrichesky (Tauric Chersonesos) National Reserve in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea.

    Wong Maye-e / AP

    A North Korean soldier watches as fireworks explode in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.

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