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27 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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Football fans gather on the field of the Stade de France stadium following the friendly football match between France and Germany, after a series of terrorist attacks across Paris. More than 120 people have been killed in the coordinated attacks. Officials said the death toll is expected to rise as at least 99 people have been listed as critically injured.

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A fireman rescues a dog that was trapped in mud that swept through the village of in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, killing at least one person and leaving 26 others missing. The tragedy occurred Thursday when waste reservoirs at the Samarco iron ore mine burst open, unleashing a sea of muck that flattened the nearby village.

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Turkish riot police use their shields to push back Turkish students from Istanbul University during the anti-Turkish Higher Education Legislation demonstration in Istanbul.

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President Barack Obama presents a Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry to Army Captain Florent A. Groberg during an East Room ceremony at the White House. Captain Groberg received the Medal of Honor for attempting to push a suicide bomber away from harming his patrol while serving as a Personal Security Detachment Commander for Task Force Mountain Warrior, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division during combat operations in Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012. He was severely injured from his courageous actions.

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A worker uses a high-temperature pressure washer to clean layers of gum from Seattle's famous "gum wall" at Pike Place Market. Tourists and locals have been sticking their used chewing gum on the walls of a section of Post Alley for the past 20 years, and although the walls will be cleaned down to bare brick, officials expect the gum-sticking tradition will quickly return.

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Tribe members march for indigenous territorial rights in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. Indigenous communities strongly oppose a constitutional amendment facing Congress which would allow Congress to demarcate indigenous territory.

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Models Martha Hunt, Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge and Alessandra Ambrosio celebrate after presenting creations from the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York.

Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

An Australian contestant prepares backstage before the final show of the Miss International Queen 2015 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand. Some 27 contestants from 17 countries, all born male, are competing in the week-long event for the crown of Miss International Queen.

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A Kurdish female fighter from the People's Protection Units smiles as she carries her weapon near the al-Hawl area where fighting between Islamic State fighters and fighters from Democratic Forces of Syria are taking place in south-eastern city of Hasaka, Syria.

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Malaysian Muslim activists display pickets during a protest against the upcoming visit of President Barack Obama outside the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Barack Obama will be attending the 27th Association of South East Asian Nations Summit, taking place in Malaysia from November 18-22.

Bassam Khabieh / Reuters

A man carries an injured girl as he rushes away from a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.

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Kurdish brides Halbast Khalili and Mezgin Murat, both age 21, are greeted by their guests during their wedding reception without their grooms in Rojava, Syria. They married their husbands in absentia two months after the brothers successfully immigrated to Germany in the arduous journey as refugees. The women plan to join their husbands in Europe once their immigration documents have been processed.

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A boy kisses a photo of his father at a martyrs' cemetery for soldiers from the People's Protection Units, all killed fighting ISIL in Qamishli, Rojava, Syria.

Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters

A youth paints a slogan on the wall of the Bank of Greece headquarters as fires caused by petrol bombs burn at the entrance of the bank in Athens, Greece. The slogan on the wall reads "Burn it".

Gleb Garanich / Reuters

Ukrainian police detain activists of women's rights group "Femen" as they protest against homophobia outside the parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine. Femen and gay rights activists are pushing parliament to adopt bills, including one that would ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexuality, which is included in a package of laws to liberalize Ukraine's visa regime with the EU.

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An anti-capitalist protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands alongside a burning police car during the "Million Masks March", organized by the group Anonymous in London. The protest was held on the night of Britain's "Guy Fawkes Night", and many of the marchers wore the white masks of the man who plotted to blow up parliament in 1605, now associated with Anonymous.

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Members of Latino organizations rally against Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump outside the Trump Tower in New York City, just before hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live.

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New York Red Bulls supporters rally outside of Red Bull Arena prior to an MLS playoff soccer match between the Red Bulls and the D.C. United, in Harrison, N.J.

Juan Karita / AP

Human skulls or "natitas" crowned with flowers are surrounded by offerings of coca leaves, flower petals and cigarettes, outside the Cementerio General chapel during the Natitas Festival in La Paz, Bolivia. Although some natitas have been handed down through generations, many are from abandoned graves and decorated as amulets in the belief that they serve as protection.

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One of fourteen orangutans waits in a cage to be sent back to Indonesia at a military airport in Bangkok, Thailand. These orangutans were allegedly smuggled out of Indonesia into a private zoo in Thailand. Thailand and Indonesia have cooperated in the repatriation program to return the primates to their original habitat.

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A Hazara boy watches during a ceremony for beheaded Hazara victims, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The beheaded bodies of seven Hazaras were found in Zabul, neighboring Ghazni on Saturday. The four men, two women and a child had been kidnapped up to six months ago, officials said. Hazaras, who are predominantly Shiite, have been targeted in several large-scale kidnappings this year.

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Children flash the victory sign after singing the Rojava anthem at a public elementary school in Qamishli, Rojava, Syria. Although funds are short for school supplies, schools have changed their curriculum and have begun teaching in Kurdish as the primary language, along with Arabic and English. The autonomous regional government, based on a local communal system, promotes gender equality and equal public education for girls and boys.

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A banner reading 'We are Paris ' is pictured among candles and flowers outside the French embassy in Berlin, a day after deadly attacks in Paris.




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