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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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Jim Young / Reuters

Tiffany Findley (L) and Adriana Kelley kiss outside the wake for Pulse shooting victim Javier Jorge Reyes, in a counter protest against the Westboro Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida.


In this photo provided by the Orlando Police Department, the helmet Officer Michael Napolitano was wearing when responding to the shooting at Pulse nightclub is seen with a bullet hole. Thanks to the helmet, Napolitano walked away with only minor injuries.

Mel Evans / AP

A small shrine in Evesham Township, New Jersey, is seen at Cherokee High School, to honor former student Christina Grimmie, the 22-year-old singer who was fatally shot after giving a performance in Orlando, Florida.

Mel Evans / AP

Marcus Grimmie, reaches toward the sky as he talks about his sister Christina Grimmie at a wake in Evesham Township, New Jersey. Marcus was with his sister when she was killed and proceeded to tackle the shooter.

Susan Walsh / AP

President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington, following a meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Florida, and review efforts to degrade and destroy Daesh.

Gabrielle Lurie / AFP / Getty Images

Stanford student Paul Harrison carries a sign in a show of solidarity for a Stanford rape victim during graduation ceremonies at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California. Stanford students were protesting the university's handling of rape cases, alleging that the campus keeps secret the names of students found to be responsible for sexual assault and misconduct.

Phil Noble / Reuters

The shoes and handbag of Jo Cox, 41, lie on the ground behind a police cordon in Birstall, near Leeds, England. Cox was shot and killed in her constituency in northern England, British police said. She was a lawmaker for the opposition Labour Party, and had been attacked as she prepared to hold an advice surgery for constituents in Birstall.

Adrees Latif / Reuters

A mother and child look over the The Grand Floridian resort and Seven Seas Lagoon as they take the monorail around the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. It was at this resort that Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy from Elkhorn, Nebraska, was attacked and killed by a native alligator on Tuesday while wading in the water's edge.

Mike Eliason / AP

In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a firefighter extinguishes flames as they approach a ranch near the Las Flores Canyon area, west of Goleta, California. The wildfire burning in rugged coastal canyons west of Santa Barbara is growing as it feeds on vegetation that hasn't burned in 70 years.

Rodi Said / Reuters

Souad Hamidi, age 19, removes the niqab she said she had been forced to wear since 2014, after U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces took control of her village in northern Syria from Daesh fighters, in the outskirts of Manbij, Syria.

Esteban Felix / AP

High school students confront police blocking their march for education reform in downtown Santiago, Chile. Protesters are demanding free access to school for all ages, including university level.

Francois Lenoir / Reuters

"Pepper" the robot, a humanoid robot designed to welcome and take care of visitors and patients, holds the hand of a new born baby next to his mother at AZ Damiaan hospital in Ostend, Belgium.

Boglarka Bodnar / AP

A Siberian tiger cub is weighed during a routine medical check in Veszprem Zoo, southwest of Budapest, Hungary. The cub is one of the two that were born on zoo premises two weeks earlier.

J. David Ake / AP

Flags fly at half-staff around the Washington Monument at daybreak with the U.S. Capitol in the background. President Barack Obama ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings.

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