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    22 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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    A mother from the city of Yueyang, in Hunan Province, China, shows her three-month-old baby boy's feet with 16 toes. The boy, named Hong Hong, was born with 15 fingers and 16 toes. His mother was also born with extra extremities, having six fingers on each of her hands and six toes on each of her feet. A doctor at Hunan Province People's Hospital told Hong's father that his son should have an operation between six months and one-year-old.

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    Christian Orthodox worshippers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City during the Orthodox Easter ceremonies. This ceremony has been celebrated in the same way for eleven centuries and is marked by the appearance of a "sacred fire" in the two cavities on either side of the Holy Sepulchre.

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    A Kenya Wildlife Services ranger stands guard in front of illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park. Eleven giant pyres of tusks were set alight on Saturday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Lighting the fire in Nairobi's national park, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end the "murderous" trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild.

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    A crate carrying one of 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia is lifted onto the back of a semi before being transported to a private reserve in Johannesburg, South Africa. 24 of the animals were rescued in raids on circuses operating in Peru, with the rest voluntarily surrendered by a circus in Colombia after Colombia's Congress passed a bill prohibiting circuses from using wild animals.

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    A model displays a large diamond at Sotheby's in New York City, USA. The auction house plans to offer the 1,190-carat Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29. It is estimated to sell for $70 million.

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    A Cuban woman waves a U.S. flag as she watches the arrival of Carnival's Adonia cruise ship in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 2, 2016. The Adonia's arrival, which departed from a Miami port, is the first step toward a future in which thousands of ships a year could cross the Florida Straits, long closed to most U.S.-Cuba traffic due to tensions that once brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

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    Family members mourn during the funeral procession of Taher Lazem al-Badri, the commander of Abbas combat band, in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Badri was killed on Sunday during fighting with Islamic State militants outside Kirkuk.

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    An Afghan migrant holds his baby wearing a paper crown at the Eleonas refugee camp in Athens, Greece. The words on the paper crown read: "Open border, I am Afghan child".

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    Activists clash with riot police near the U.S. embassy during a labor day rally in Manila, Philippines. Philippine presidential candidates have pledged to abolish the 'End of Contract' policy or contractual labor which is the process by which companies hire employees for less than six months to avoid being covered by the labor code requirement to regularize employment. At least 35 million workers out of 67.1 million are contractual workers according to government statistics.

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    With his family by his side, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station where he announced he was suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on May 3rd, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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    An egg is thrown at a cardboard cutout of republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a protest outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel, where Trump was speaking in Burlingame, California. Hundreds of protesters jostled with police in riot gear outside of the hotel where Donald Trump was to give a speech, forcing the candidate to duck into a back entrance.

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    Donald Trump supporter Luisa Aranda speaks with members of the press during the California Republican Party Convention in Burlingame, California. Trump is preparing for the California Primary on June 7th.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama ends his monologue at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner in Washington by dropping his mic and saying, "Obama out!"

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    Members of the 501st Legion of Star Wars visit Pediatric Hospital on May 4th, in Madrid, Spain. May 4th, known as national Star Wars Day, is traditionally celebrated with the slogan, "May the 4th be with you."

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    People participate in a laughter club as they celebrate World Laughter Day at the Nana Nani Park in Mumbai, India. World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday of May of every year. The first celebration was on January 10th, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

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    A horse gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th.

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    People compete riding camels at the Dawakul Desert Scenic Spot in Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The event attracts over 30,000 tourists during the 3-day holiday of the International Workers' Day.

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    Two boys smile after having their heads shaved during a service to celebrate Buddha's upcoming 2,560th birthday on May 14th, at the Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea. They are two of the ten children who entered the temple to have an experience of monks' life for two weeks.

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    A woman with a physical disability is hoisted up a pedestrian bridge by fellow protesters during a rally protest demanding the government for a monthly subsidy, in La Paz, Bolivia.

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    A woman cradles her baby after her house was demolished by local authorities at a slum area in Chandigarh, India.

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    The new comet, known as C/2014 S3, which was discovered in 2014 by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, is depicted in this artist rendering that shows the probable history of the object in both the inner and outer Solar System over a period of more than four billion years. The majority of this time was spent in the cold outskirts, in the Oort Cloud.

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    The Sun rises between the 'Meoto-Iwa' or 'Couple Rock,' ahead of the Oshimenawahari ceremony at Futami Okitama Shrine in Ise, Japan. The Oshimenawahari ceremony is held three times a year to exchange the 35-meters-long heavy rope made of rice straw that connects the sacred Couple Rock. The Couple Rock serves as a gate to the Okitama Shrine, dedicated to the god Sarutahiko and goddess Ukanomitama from Japanese myth.

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