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    Posted on Jul 8, 2016

    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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    Cameron Sterling, son of Alton Sterling, is comforted by a crowd at a vigil outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Alton Sterling, age 37, was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police outside the store where he was selling CDs.

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    Dallas Police Chief David Brown pauses at a prayer vigil following the deaths of five police officers last night during a Black Live Matter march in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and twelve others were injured at a anti-police brutality demonstration in Dallas. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11.

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    People hold hands and raise them up in the air at a vigil outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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    A man weeps as people wait for missing family members as paramedics look for burned bodies at the scene of Sunday's massive truck bomb attack at a shopping mall in Baghdad, Iraq. The Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for the attack which claimed the lives of nearly 300 people.

    Antonio Parrinello / Reuters

    A policeman talks with children as migrants disembark from a Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy.

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    Chrishuna Williams reacts after finishing third in the Women's 800 Meter Final, during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

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    Runners compete in a men's 100-meter dash final race during the U.S. Paralympics Team Trials in Charlotte, N.C.

    Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

    Motola, an elephant who was injured by a landmine, wears her prosthetic leg at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in Lampang, Thailand.

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    Protesters wearing Tony Blair and George W. Bush masks, pose for the media outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in London, shortly before the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war. Led by former senior civil servant John Chilcot, the report took over seven years to prepare and runs over two million words.

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    A bull jumps over revelers during the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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    A woman with her face covered by fake blood takes part in a protest against the traditional bull runs in Pamplona, Spain. The festival begins on July 6th with the ''Txupinazo'' opening ceremony, with people participating in bull runs, music, and dancing throughout the old city.

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    A woman looks across as a pride parade participant poses for pictures during a Gay Pride parade in Madrid, Spain. Hundreds of thousands of people defied high temperatures and security concerns to march in Saturday's LGTB Pride parade, one of the biggest in Europe.

    Gleb Garanich / Reuters

    Girls attend a celebration on the traditional Ivana Kupala (Ivan the Bather) holiday, an ancient tradition in Kiev, Ukraine, that originates from pagan times. The holiday is usually marked with grand overnight festivities, during which people sing and dance around campfires, believing it will purge them of their sins and make them healthier.

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    President Barack Obama hugs his daughter Malia at the Fourth of July White House party in Washington, DC. Maila Obama celebrated her 18th birthday during the party, which featured guests singers Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar.

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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens as President Barack Obama talks about her during a campaign endorsement event at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.

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    Dr. Tayce Phillips, dusts the accelerating cavity from CERN's large electron positron collider, during the opening of a major new development at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh,Scotland. The National Museum of Scotland opened ten new galleries devoted to science, art and design, as part of a project that will increased its exhibition space by almost half.

    Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

    The Soyuz MS spacecraft carrying the crew of Kate Rubins of the U.S., Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia, and Takuya Onishi of Japan, blasts off to the International Space Station from the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    People watch the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks from Brooklyn Bridge Park in the Brooklyn, New York. The celebrations mark the nation's 240th Independence Day.

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    Hala Alhallaq of Iraq takes the Oath of Citizenship on July 4th, as she and 145 others become United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

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    New members of the New York Police Department's graduating class celebrate in Madison Square Garden after a swearing in ceremony in New York City.

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    Yalenny Vargas arranges flags for the Fourth Of July celebrations at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J.

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    Five red roses are seen on the bronze medallion at The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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