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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and breathtaking pictures from the past week.

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Vice President Mike Pence stands during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 8 in Indianapolis.

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Puerto Ricans look at a section of a road that collapsed and continues to erode days after Hurricane Maria swept through the island on Oct. 7 in Barranquitas.

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Soldiers in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade deliver food and water during recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Verde de Comerio, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 7.

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A Russian emergency service helicopter carries water past billows of smoke as firefighters battle a massive blaze at a shopping mall on the western outskirts of Moscow on Oct. 8.

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An opposition politician of the National Super Alliance coalition reacts after a gas canister fired by police hit his car during a protest in Nairobi on Oct. 13.

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Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (left) smiles as he presents a puppy to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 11.

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People on a rooftop wave Spanish flags during a march in downtown Barcelona to protest the Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain, on Oct. 8.

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Leader of the collation CUP party Anna Gabriel looks at an independence declaration document after a parliamentary session in Barcelona on Oct. 10. Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont says he has a mandate to declare independence for the northeastern region, but proposes waiting "a few weeks" in order to facilitate a dialogue.

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A woman comforts her husband suffering from severe diarrhea at a dysentery clinic run by Medical Teams International in Kutupalong camp, Bangladesh, on Oct. 6.

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An H-2A rocket carrying Japan's fourth and final quasi-zenith satellite, the Michibiki No. 4, lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, on Oct. 10.

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The University Tokai Challenger vehicle from Japan races on Day 2 of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on Oct. 9, in Elliott, Australia. Teams from across the globe are competing in the 2017 World Solar Challenge — a 3,000-kilometer solar-powered vehicle race between Darwin and Adelaide.

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Stormtroopers march down the field during the halftime of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 9 in Chicago.

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LED Drum group Sparks lead the Leeds Light Night Carnival parade through Leeds city center on Oct. 5. The Light Night is an annual free multi-arts festival that takes place every year in the UK.

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