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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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Andy Wong / AP

A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier looks on at members of an honor guard preparing to welcome visiting German President Joachim Gauck, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Carlos Osorio / AP

Laura Eglinsdoerfer, a former "Rosie" during the second World War, holds her Ford Motor Company identification card. Seven decades after their "we can do it" attitude proved invaluable to the Allied victory in World War II, some "Rosie the Riveters" were honored on Tuesday with a visit to Washington.

Hector Retamal / AFP / Getty Images

A woman carries a sea turtle purchased from fishermen at the Soleil Wharf in Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince. Fishermen sell their catches at the Soleil Wharf, which in turn is sold at small markets within the city.

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Alberto Reyes / Reuters

Air Force One, carrying U.S. President Barack Obama and his family, flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land at Havana's international airport on March 20th.

Kostas Tsironis / Reuters

A refugee sets himself on fire as others try to put the blaze out during a protest by refugees and migrants demanding that the Greek-Macedonian border be opened, at a makeshift camp near the village of Idomeni, Greece.

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Carlos Jasso / Reuters

A Cuban migrant couple rests inside a tent at a provisional shelter in Paso Canoas, at the border with Costa Rica. More than 1,500 Cuban immigrants are currently waiting at Costa Rica's southern border with Panama as they seek overland passage towards the United States.

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Manish Swarup / AP

An Indian Hindu widow lies on a bed of flower petals during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, south-east of New Delhi, India. A few years ago this joyful celebration was forbidden for Hindu widows. Like hundreds of thousands of observant Hindu women, they would have been expected to live out their days in quiet worship, dressed only in white, their very presence being considered inauspicious for all religious festivities.

Ronen Zvulun / Reuters

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy from the Belz Hasidic dynasty, dressed in a Purim costume, takes part in the reading from the Book of Esther ceremony in Jerusalem, which is performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.