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32 Of The Most Powerful Photos From This Week

As we gear up for the weekend ahead, let us look back at the stories and photos that have moved us. Take a journey through the most impactful, breathtaking, and beautiful photographs from this past week.

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A model poses for a photograph backstage at the Hakan Akkaya show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul FW15 on March 18, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Honoree Justin Bieber (L) and actor Will Ferrell (as Ron Burgundy) onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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This picture taken on March 16, 2015 shows 8 month old cat Hei Hudie meaning "black butterfly" with a special walking aid in a pet hospital in China's southwest Chongqing municipality. With the help of some good Samaritans, Hei Hudie had four surgeries within five months after it fell from the tenth floor of a building, and finally managed to live on with both of its hind legs disabled. Doctors equiped the cat with a special wheelchair to help it walk, local media reported.

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Members of the Galloway Forest Astronomical Society prepare their equipment ahead of tomorrows solar eclipse on March 19, 2015 in Newton Stewart, Scotland.

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The moon starts to block the sun during a solar eclipse over a statue of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade.

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A sick and malnourished sea lion pup sits in an enclosure at the Marine Mammal Center on March 18, 2015 in Sausalito, California. For the third winter in a row, hundreds of sick and starving California sea lions are washing up on California shores, with over 1,800 found and treated at rehabilitation centers throughout the state since the beginning of the year.

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Anti-government protesters march along Avenida Paulista on March 15, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Protests across the country were held against President Dilma Rousseff's government with many protesters calling for her impeachment. A massive corruption scandal at Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras has rocked the government and Dilma's approval ratings are now around 23 percent.

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Prince Harry speaks with armed forces personnel during a reception at Guildhall, after the Afghanistan service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral on March 13, 2015 in London, England.

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The grandchildren of Palestinian man Saad al-Jamal, play with two lion cubs outside their family house in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 19, 2015. Al-Jamal, who says he bought the two-month-old cubs from the Rafah Zoo, lives with the animal inside this family home.

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Visitors and participants visit the Temple by renowned Burning Man artist David Best on March 16, 2015 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Members of the public will be able to use the Temple as a space for contemplation and remembrance, and to leave mementos, messages and photographs in its interior. Following this period, Temple and its contents will be ceremonially torched in a ceremony at dusk on Saturday March 21st.

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A lone Italian flag is waved amongst a sea of Juventus' flags during the Round of 16, second-leg UEFA Champions League football match Borussia Dortmund vs Juventus in Dortmund, western Germany on March 18, 2015.

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A woman from the Kurdish community offers prayers as people gather to celebrate Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in Cizre, in Turkey's Sirnak province on March 18, 2015.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with Atif Anwar, winner of Arnold Classic over 100 class at the Arnold Classic at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Martin Fourcade of France competes during the IBU Biathlon World Championships Men's and Women's Mass Start on March 15, 2015 in Kontiolahti, Finland.

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During the Volvo Ocean Race, MAPFRE tackles steep and angry seas as they pass East Cape, the eastern-most point of New Zealand during the start of Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajai on March 18, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months.

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Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, collects what can be used as food for pigs at landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. A second-grade student, she helps her parents in the morning collecting usable items at the dumpsite where they live before going to school in the afternoon. Anlong Pi, an eight-hectare dumpsite situated close to the famous Cambodian resort province of Siem Reap, has recently become a tourist attraction in its own right. Sightseers pose for pictures with children who scavenge scraps for a living, making between $0.25 and $2 per day, according to a representative of a company overseeing the waste.

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Dancers from Ailey II perform a scene from "Hissy Fits" during the New York season dress rehearsal before opening night at the Joyce Theater in New York March 17, 2015. Ailey II is the the junior ensemble of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Human rights activist Peter Tatchell joins protestors gathered outside the Dolce & Gabbana store on Bond Street on March 19, 2015 in London, England. The protest, organised by The Out and Proud Diamond Group and the Peter Tatchell Foundation, was in response to the fashion designers' remarks against same-sex couples bringing up children, IVF and surrogate parents.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is testing a robotic arm standing next to KUKA CEO Till Reuter while visiting the KUKA industrial robotics factory on March 13, 2015 in Augsburg, Germany. KUKA is among the lead producers of industrial robots, especially for the automotive industry.

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Riot police apprehend an activist during a demonstration organized by the Blockupy movement to protest against the policies of the European Central Bank (ECB) after the ECB officially inaugurated its new headquarters earlier in the day on March 18, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Four German police cars set on fire by anti-capitalist protesters burn near the European Central Bank (ECB) building hours before the official opening of its new headquarters in Frankfurt March 18, 2015.

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Pakistani children and members of a civil society light candles during a vigil for the victims of a suicide bombing attack on churches, Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing at least a dozen people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the country.

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A young visitor looks at an artwork "Untitled" by Australian artist Sam Jinks at Art Basel's 2015 edition in Hong Kong March 13, 2015. The Hong Kong show of Art Basel features 233 galleries from 37 countries and territories, presenting works ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists of today.

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A boy called Samuel kicks a ball as his father Phillip searches through the ruins of their home which was destroyed by Cyclone Pam in Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu March 16, 2015.

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A young girl plays in an artificial waterfall on a hot day in Kuala Lumpur on March 18, 2015. Malaysia is currently experiencing a hot and dry weather spell. ]

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama plays the taiko drum with the Akutagawa High School Taiko Club members during her visit to Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine in Kyoto in western Japan Friday, March 20, 2015.

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A skull is uncovered at the Bedlam burial ground where it is believed over 20,000 Londoners were buried between 1569 and 1738, on March 17, 2015 in London, England. The excavation is part of the ongoing Crossrail construction works to facilitate an entrance to the new Liverpool Street Crossrail ticket station.

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NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon (right) crashes and goes airborne alongside Doug Kalitta after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville, FL. Dixon walked away from the incident.

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A Christian holds a candle during a vigil to show solidarity with the nun who was raped during an armed assault on a convent school, in New Delhi March 16, 2015.