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30 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

As another week passes, let’s take a moment to look back at the images that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, and impactful photos from this past week.

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A demonstrator, who set himself on fire after mis-throwing a molotov cocktail, reacts during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration to mark the 67th anniversary of the "Nakba" near the Israeli Ofer prison, in the West Bank village of Betunia. "Nakba" means "catastrophe" in Arabic and references the birth of the state of Israel 67-years-ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.

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An aerial view taken from a sea plane shows Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai's Palm Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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A young Thai man jumps in the air and cheers as his rocket takes off at the Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival in Yasothon, Thailand. During the Bun Bang Fai rocket festival, Thai residents launch enormous home-made rockets into the air to gain Buddhist merit and to celebrate the beginning of the rainy season.

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Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton signs his autograph on the of back of a 6-month-old as his mother holds him before a baseball game against the Nashville Sounds in Nashville, Tenn.

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Fans attempt to dodge the loose bat of Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The car driven by Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, is airborne after hitting the wall in the first turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Sam Willoughby of Australia, Anthony Dean of Australia and Daniel Franks of New Zealand compete in Heat 3 of the Mens Elite UCI BMX Supercross World Cup held at the Papendal Outdoor Olympic Training Centre in Arnhem, Netherlands.

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Jesus Hernandez Blazquez of Spain riding for Tinkoff-Saxo drives the peloton in the rain as they pursue the breakaway late in race during stage five of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita.

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Boca Juniors' fans climb onto the tribune fence as they cheer their team on before their Copa Libertadores soccer match against River Plate in Buenos Aires.

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A security attempts to stop a supporter of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk who ran onto the pitch to celebrate the victory over Napoli in the Europa League semi-final second leg soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A Nepalese soldier carries a young victim who was hurt in a second earthquake, from a U.S Marine Corps helicopter to a medical triage area at Tribhuvan International Airport, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A woman injured in an earthquake walks toward a hospital soon after the earthquake in Sankhu May 12, 2015. A fresh 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, killing more than two dozen people in the Himalayan country and neighboring states, as many buildings already weakened by a much bigger quake last month were brought down. The earthquake was centered 42 miles west of the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount Everest and the border with Tibet, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It could be felt as far away as northern India and Bangladesh.

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Iraqi Shiite Muslim worshippers carry a mock coffin outside the Imam al-Kadhim shrine as they gather to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad. Pilgrims converge on the seventh Imam's shrine in Kadhimiya to mark his death in 795 after he was believed to have been poisoned by agents of the then-ruling Sunni ruler, Harun al-Rashid.

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Emergency workers look through the remains of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 13, 2015. Rescue workers on Wednesday sifted through twisted metal and debris from the wreck of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing 8 people and injuring scores of others, as investigators began reviewing data to determine the cause of an accident.

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Family members of New York Police Department officer Brian Moore cry as his casket is carried during his funeral service in Seaford, New York. Thousands of police from around the U.S. were expected at Friday's funeral for Moore, a 25-year-old New York City officer who was shot in the head while on patrol, making him the fifth member of the NYPD to die in the line of duty since December.

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Worshipper throw flower petals at the statue of the Our Lady of Fatima as it is carried at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine, in Fatima, central Portugal. Every year on May 12 and 13 tens of thousands of Catholic believers go on pilgrimage to the Fatima sanctuary to pray and attend masses where the apparitions of the Virgin Mary were witnessed by three shepherd children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in 1917.

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Boys walk behind patrolling soldiers in Bujumbura, Burundi. Burundian forces arrested the leader of a failed coup on Friday and President Pierre Nkurunziza returned to the capital, his spokesman said, but protesters pledged to go back to the streets, setting the stage for more clashes.

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A protester wears grass around his face to obscure his identity during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, in Bujumbura, Burundi.

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A Kambeba Indian named Dream Braga aims his arrow in a jungle near the village Tres Unidos, Amazon state. Dream Braga has been shooting fish with a bow and arrow for most of his life. In the Amazonian village where he grew up, that was what kids did for food and fun. He participated in the Indigenous Archery Project which recruits Amazon native children to compete with modern archery equipment and try for a place on the national team, with the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as their ultimate goal. After training with Olympic coaches for three months, he has now been promoted to Brazil's national team.


Fireworks mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, May 9, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. The Victory Day parade commemorates the end of World War II in Europe.

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The Women of World War II memorial is defaced with grafitti during an anti-government protest on Whitehall in London, England. After the United Kingdom went to the polls on Thursday the Conservative party were confirmed as the winners of a closely fought general election which has returned David Cameron as Prime Minister with a slender majority for his party.

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Seals dressed in military uniforms swim during a show marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at an aquatic park in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Russia.

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U.S. blues legend B.B. King performing during the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux on July 12, 2009. Sadly, B.B. King passed away this Thursday, May 14th.

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A robin sits on a photographer's camera as members of the media wait outside Downing Street in London following a UK general election on May 7. Britain awoke to a new political landscape after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron that decapitated the opposition and bolstered secessionists in Scotland.