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33 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 'Maya' girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of 'Las Mayas' on the streets in Colmenar Viejo, near Madrid, Spain. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and dates from the medieval age, appearing in ancient documents. It takes place every year in the beginning of May and celebrates the beginning of the spring. Girls between 7 and 11 years old are chosen as 'Maya' and should sit still, serious and quiet for a couple of hours in altars on the street decorated with flowers and plants and afterwards they walk to the church with their family where they attend a ceremony.

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Russia's Margarita Mamun performs in the individual final programme at the 31st European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Minsk, Belarus, on May 3, 2015.

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A visitor looks at "The Key in the Hand" a piece of art by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota presented at Japan's pavilion during the 56th International Art Exhibition (Biennale d'Arte) titled "All the Worlds Futures" in Venice.

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A group of 1000 customers receive a facial massage at a sports centre in Jinan, Shandong province, China, on May 4, 2015. A group 1000 women were given a 30 minutes facial beauty treatment together on Monday that achieved a Guinness record for the largest group of people having beauty treatment in the same location, according to local media.

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Ballerinas take a break during a "Giselle" dress rehearsal before the first official show in Johannesburg, as the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater kicks off the South African leg of the global season.

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A giant heart hangs in the sky at sunset after skywriter Nathan Hammond wrote several days-worth of messages, relating to hope and love, over New Orleans, during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.

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Canadian Major-General Richard Rohmer arrives for a church service prior to a parade in Wageningen, Netherlands, marking the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi forces on May 5, 1945. A week of celebrations and remembrances marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II.

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Singer Rihanna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass" in Manhattan, New York on May 4, 2015.

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A man touches a beached humpback whale with his foot in Pacifica, California on Tuesday, May 05, 2015. This is the second dead whale that has washed ashore in Pacifica this month.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Fernando Verdasco of Spain in action against Marin Cilic of Croatia in their second round match during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

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Maggie Vessey, Chanelle Price, Molly Beckwith-Ludlow and Alysia Johnson Montano of the United States celebrate after winning the final of the women'€™s 4 x 800 meters on day two of the 2015 IAAF/BTC World Relays at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.

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River Plate fans light a flare in the stands before the start of a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Argentina's Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 7, 2015.

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Supporters of Pakistani religious parties rally to support the Saudi Arabian government in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistani parliamentarians agreed to support Saudi Arabia in case of any threat to its territorial integrity. However, the legislators were not in favor of sending troops to Yemen to fight the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, officials said.

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People hold hands during a rally lead by faith leaders in front of city hall calling for justice in response to the death of Freddie Gray on May 3, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland state attorney announced on Friday that charges would be brought against the six police officers who arrested Gray.

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Protesters march through the streets in support of Maryland state attorney Marilyn Mosby's announcement that charges would be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray died in police custody after being arrested on April 12, 2015.

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A young woman offers a flower to police officers blocking the street at the Government building in Skopje, Macedonia, on May 6, 2015. More than 1,000 opposition supporters protested peacefully outside Macedonia's parliament on Wednesday over the 2011 police killing of a student, a day after violence at a similar demonstration left 38 police officers and one protestor injured.

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A child rescued from Boko Haram in Sambisa forest is attended to at a clinic at the Internally Displaced People's camp in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria on May 3, 2015. Hundreds of traumatised Nigerian women and children rescued from Boko Haram Islamists have been released into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola, an army spokesman said.

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Damaged houses are seen from an Indian Helicopter in Khanigaun, Nepal. A major 7.9 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday 25th April, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 7000 dead and many more trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors.

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A protester wears a mask made from a leaf in the Cibitoke neighborhood of Bujumbura. Protesters in Burundi dismissed a constitutional court ruling that cleared President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a controversial third term, as the government offered to release activists if deadly demonstrations stopped.

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Alejo Lopez, 62, sits against the cabbage he sells at the Oriental market in Managua, Nicaragua. Friday was International Workers Day around the world, also known as May Day.

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A 9-meter-high panda covered with iron is seen in front of Uni Park on May 7, 2015 in Shenyang, Liaoning province of China. It's said that the panda was created by post 80s boy Bi Sheng, an artist graduated from Sculpture Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a baby elephant while touring the Sheldrick Center Elephant Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park, Sunday, on May 3, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Visitors stroll a garden with colourful azalea bushes in full bloom at Shiofune-kannonji temple in Ome City, Tokyo on May 3, 2015. During the azalea festival, thousands of people come to enjoy the view.

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Race horses stabled at the nearby Garrison course are taken by grooms to the sea for aerobic exercise and recovery for foot weary and sore muscles. Trainers consider the aerobic exercise a break from track-work and monotony of being confined to the stables and vital in the horses fitness preparation.

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Local youngsters Bella and Daisy run through a forest covered in bluebells near Marlborough in southern England, May 4, 2015. The Savernake Forest and West Woods, managed by the Forestry Commission and replanted in the 1930s to 1950s with beech trees, provide one of the most spectacular sites in Britain for seeing bluebells at this time of year.





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