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21 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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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn in prior to testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 13 in Washington, DC. Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation and was later discovered to have had contact with the Russian ambassador last year despite testifying to the contrary during his confirmation hearing.

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Trump advisers Steve Bannon (back left) and Jared Kushner (back right) listen as US President Donald Trump meets with members of his Cabinet at the White House on June 12.

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A police officer mans the scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14.

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Members of the Republican and Democratic congressional baseball teams gather for a bipartisan prayer before the start of the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park on June 15 in Washington, DC. House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, is in critical condition following a shooting during a Republican congressional baseball team practice.

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At daybreak, a fire continues to rage as more than 200 firefighters from across London fight to tackle a blaze at Grenfell Tower. Crews had been called to the scene just before 1 a.m.

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Chelsea Nylen visits the memorial outside Orlando's Pulse on the one-year anniversary of the nightclub shooting that killed 49 people and wounded 58 others.

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West Hollywood, California's annual pride parade is replaced with a "Resist" march as members and allies of the LGBT community protest President Donald Trump on June 11.

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Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya Street in central Moscow on June 12. Over 200 people were detained on at protests called by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, said a Russian NGO tracking arrests.

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Anti-government demonstrators participate in an attack of the administration headquarters of the Supreme Court of Justice as part of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on June 12. With Venezuelans suffering from high inflation, food shortages, and soaring crime rates — plus a deepening corruption scandal — the Venezuelan opposition has mounted near-daily anti-government protests since April 1. The protests have left 66 dead and more than a thousand injured, according to prosecutors.

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Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) extinguish a fire in a wheat field that was burned during clashes with ISIS militants in Raqqa, Syria, on June 15.

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Iraqi soldiers from the 9th Armoured Division give drops of water to a dehydrated child rescued by soldiers at the frontline during the ongoing fighting between Iraqi forces and SIS militants near the Old City in western Mosul, Iraq, on June 13.

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A Babyclon animatronic baby is displayed at the Bilbao Reborn Doll Show, a trade fair featuring hyperrealistic silicone and vinyl dolls, known as "Reborns," in Bilbao, Spain on June 11.

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A man tries out a virtual reality game inside a Fulldome Pro 360-degree projection dome on opening day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 13 in Los Angeles. The computer and video game trade show draws an international crowd of industry members and fans, and runs June 14 to 16.

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Baraka Lusambo, 7, a Tanzanian boy with albinism who had an arm chopped off by an attacker suspecting the boy of witchcraft, puts on his shirt during a prosthetic fitting, at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia.

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Messages of sympathy from the United Kingdom and many parts of the world continue to grow on a temporary memorial on the southern end of London Bridge 10 days after the attacks on the bridge and London's Borough Market on June 3.


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