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    24 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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    John Kenney poses for a portrait in Melbourne, Australia. The 60-year-old has tattoos all over his body, including his eyelids and eyeballs. After a life of crime on the streets and drug addiction, John Kenney now speaks to schoolchildren about the perils of drug abuse and is an advocate for the homeless.

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    LED lights attached to pigeons leave light trails in the sky while they fly as part of the "Fly by Night" art installation by Duke Riley, above Brooklyn.

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    A jet airliner leaves a vapor trail as the planet Mercury (the black speck in the lower left quadrant) is seen in Las Vegas transiting across the face of the sun. Mercury passes between Earth and the sun only about 13 times a century, with the previous transit taking place in 2006.

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    Children with shaved heads look at rays at the Lotte World Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. These 10 children chose to experience a monk's life for two weeks as a part of program to celebrate Buddha's upcoming 2,560th birthday on May 14.

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    Museum manager Jeff Bell places gender-neutral signs in the 21C Museum Hotel public restrooms in Durham, North Carolina. Debate over transgender bathroom access has spread nationwide as the U.S. Department of Justice countersues North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory for enforcing the provisions of House Bill 2 — a bill that dictates which bathrooms transgender individuals can use.

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    People walk past a mural on a restaurant wall in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius depicting U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin kissing. Kestutis Girnius, associate professor of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science in Vilnius university, told AFP, "This graffiti expresses the fear of some Lithuanians that Donald Trump is likely to kowtow to Vladimir Putin and be indifferent to Lithuania's security concerns."

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    Russian soldiers march during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

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    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up his new kitten at the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London. The kitten is a gift from Assange's young children to keep him company.

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    Mario Gutierrez rides Nyquist to victory during the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

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    A competitor walks on a tightrope during a performance in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

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    A group of orphaned young Bornean orangutans scratch each other's backs at the Orangutan Care Center in Borneo, Indonesia.

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    Prince Harry celebrates with the U.K. Armed Forces relay team who won gold during the Invictus Games in Orlando. The Invictus Games is the only international sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured military personnel. Started in 2014 by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games uses the power of sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation.

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    Former U.S. President George W. Bush fist-bumps Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro Jr. during the Symposium on Invisible Wounds at the Invictus Games in Orlando.

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    Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick (left) helps to adjust President Barack Obama's hood after he was presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree during the 2016 commencement ceremony at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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    Marine Staff Sgt. Clayton Walker surprises his daughter Cassidy after she sang the national anthem before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta. Walker had returned home from an 11-month deployment overseas.

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    Celia Gray, sister of Army Cpl. David J. Wishon, receives a flag from Army Command Sgt. Major Michael Callahan McCann during Wishon's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Wishon was assigned to a medical unit in the 7th Infantry Division when he went missing after an attack in 1950 during the Korean War.

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    Turkish leftist demonstrators in Istanbul run with torches and EMEP flags during a demonstration on the anniversary of the execution of Deniz Gezmis (1947–1972), one of the founders of the People's Liberation army of Turkey. Gezmis was sentenced to death and hanged in a Ankara jail on May 6, 1972.

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    A pro-government demonstrator is carried away by emergency personnel after being doused with pepper spray along with other protesters, during clashes with the police in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil's Senate voted 55–22 on a historic vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, ending 13 years of government by her party amid a spate of crises besetting Latin America's largest nation.

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    Forty-year-old Murat Sahin, who attempted to shoot prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar, is caught by police outside a courthouse in Istanbul. Dundar, the editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, was unharmed. Dundar is currently standing trial on espionage charges, accused of attempting to topple the government for publishing footage that purportedly shows Turkey's state intelligence agency ferrying weapons into Syria in 2014.

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    A protester in a Guy Fawkes mask uses a water gun to spray the facade of the Public Revenue Office building with colored paint, during an anti-government protest in downtown Skopje, Macedonia. Protests have continued in the Balkan country almost every evening for nearly a month, after the country's president pardoned dozens of politicians who were facing criminal proceedings for alleged involvement in a wiretapping scandal.

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    Refugees and migrants take part in a peaceful protest at a makeshift refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece. About 54,000 people are currently stranded in Greece, after the European Union and Turkey reached a deal designed to stem the flow of refugees into Europe.

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    A girl walks past protesters outside the Republican National Committee where Trump was meeting Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill.

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    A Mountie surveys the damage on a street in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, after a colossal wildfire forced over 100,000 people to flee their homes.

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    This digital composite image is a comparison between a London scene during the Blitz and present day at Pall Mall, to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of the Blitz in London. The Blitz aerial bombing offensive lasted for eight months during the early stages of the Second World War, including 57 consecutive nights of raids on the city of London. On the evening of May10th, 1941, the Luftwaffe mounted its last major bombing raid on London, bringing to an end a deadly campaign that killed over 20,000 people in the capital and left another 1.5 million Londoners homeless.

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