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23 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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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to speak during her California primary night rally in the Brooklyn, New York. On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president — a role that has never been granted to a woman in U.S. history.

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Flowers and a boxing glove are left at a makeshift memorial to Muhammad Ali at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The president of Turkey and the king of Jordan joined the long line of world leaders, religious figures, and superstars set to speak at Ali's funeral on Friday.

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Lance Cpl. Martin Buchanan holds up his nephew, 4-month-old Kade Dunlop, following the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, parade through Ayr, Scotland. The 400-strong parade marked the safe return home of the soldiers from their recent operational duties in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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World War II veteran Dick Nelms of Mercer Island, Washington, sits in the front gun turret during a flight onboard a World War II–era Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress airplane on the anniversary of D-Day. Nelms said he was in the air on D-Day and also flew 35 bombing missions during his service.

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Schoolchildren sit in a row as they draw a mural, attributed to graffiti artist Banksy, painted on the outside of their classroom at the Bridge Farm Primary School in Bristol, Britain.

Petr David Josek / AP

An enthusiast dressed as a character from the fantasy novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien prepares for the "Battle of Five Armies" near the town of Doksy, Czech Republic. Several hundred people arrived in the forest to re-enact the famous battle from Tolkien's novel, published for the first time in 1937.

Felipe Dana / AP

Marcio Freitas's art installation "I'll Never Be Silent" features images of the anguish suffered by abused women, alongside 420 pairs of underwear, in a protest against rape and violence against women, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. The protest, organized by the nongovernmental organization Rio de Paz, says the undergarments represent the number of women who are raped every 72 hours in Brazil.

Murad Sezer / Reuters

A woman wipes the tears of an honor guard as he stands next to the coffin of police officer Kadir Cihan Karagozlu, who was killed in Tuesday's car bomb attack on a police bus, at Fatih mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

Hadi Mizban / AP

A survivor looks for his family members at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in the New Baghdad neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. Two separate suicide attacks in and outside the Iraqi capital have killed at least 27 people and wounded dozens.

Ishara S.kodikara / AFP / Getty Images

Destruction caused by a mortar, which hit a home in Salawa on the edge of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, is seen hours after an explosion of an ammunition depot at a neighboring military complex. Flying shrapnel triggered by explosions at the depot sent thousands of residents scrambling for cover as the blaze turned the skies orange. The explosions went on for over 12 hours.

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Nola Whitfield is presented the flag that covered the casket of her husband, five-time Olympian gold medalist and Tuskegee Airman 2nd Lt. Malvin ("Marvelous Mal") Greston Whitfield, during a graveside service in Arlington, Virginia. Whitfield died on Nov., 2015, at age 91.

Tatan Syuflana / AP

Muslim women read the Quran during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. During Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex from dawn to dusk.

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The picturesque Tevennec lighthouse sits on top of a rock as powerful waves reaching higher than 65 feet crash against it. The 141-year-old abandoned lighthouse — which is famous for being "haunted" — just manages to stay out of reach from the strong waves. This lighthouse, just over three miles from the coast in Brittany, France, is still operational despite being unmanned.

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