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24 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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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton answer a question from the audience during their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9, 2016.

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President Barack Obama votes early at the Cook County Office Building in Chicago, Illinois on October 7, 2016. Obama cast an early ballot last Friday, highlighting a Democratic drive to get voters to the polls even before November 8. During the unannounced visit, Obama stood before a voting machine at the Chicago Board of Elections office, punched in his choice and smirked when asked who he had voted for.

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Hindu women apply "sindhur", or vermillion powder, on the face of a woman after worshipping the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga, on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Chandigarh, India.

Cathal Mcnaughton / Reuters

Phunchok Angmo, a 33 year old mathematics teacher, poses for a photograph at Thiksey monastery in the Indian Himalayas. When asked how living in the world's fastest growing major economy had affected life, Angmo replied: "The children here no longer care about the culture and they spend less time talking to each other. They spend their free time on laptops."

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Inmates watch as drug suspects are processed inside a police station in Manila, Philippines. The Duterte administration shifted to the next phase of its war on drugs after over 3,600 people were killed and more than 700,000 drug dependents surrendered to authorities. According to reports, Duterte received an "excellent" rating for his war on drugs during a recent opinion, with 84 percent of Filipinos respondents said they are satisfied with the drug crackdown.

Felipe Dana / AP

1-year-old Jose Wesley Campos, who was born with microcephaly, cries during a physical therapy session at the AACD rehabilitation center in Recife, Brazil. The spread of Zika virus in the region has resulted in many children born with the birth defect.

Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

A protester looks on in front of a barricade during a protest demanding free education, at the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

Anjum Naveed / AP

A Shiite Muslim child in Islamabad, Pakistan, beats himself with knives attached to chains to mourn the death of their spiritual leader on the ninth day of Muharram. During Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, ten days of mourning is observed by Shiites in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.

Daniel Ochoa De Olza / AP

Members of La Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army, sing during a military parade as they celebrate a holiday known as 'Dia de la Hispanidad,' or Hispanic Day in Madrid. Almost a year into Spain's political deadlock, the country is celebrating its National Day with a military parade of over 3,000 soldiers marching through Madrid and aircraft drawing trails of red and yellow smoke in the sky.

Brian Van Der Brug / AP

Branden Owen hugs a mourner outside the hearse carrying his father Steve Owen, after a memorial service at Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, California. Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the nation were among the mourners who packed a church in the California desert community of Lancaster on Thursday to memorialize Sgt. Steve Owen, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant who was gunned down during a burglary investigation.

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The photographs of slain Palm Springs Police Officers Lesley Zerebny and Jose Vega are shown amidst flowers and remembrances atop a memorial statue at the police headquarters in Palm Springs, California.

Ebrahim Noroozi / AP

Iranian Shiite Muslims mourn after covering themselves with mud during Ashoura rituals, in Khorramabad, Iran. Shiites mark Ashoura, the tenth day of the Muslim month of Muharram, to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad and one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints.

Ebrahim Noroozi / AP

An Iranian Shiite cleric speaks to women mourners during a ceremony at Sadat Akhavi Mosque in Tehran, Iran, three days prior to the death anniversary of 7th century Shiite Imam Hussein.

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Women in wedding dresses hold balloons at a wedding dress market during an event attempting to break the Guinness world record for a gathering with the most people dressed as brides, in Jiangsu Province, China.

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The green sea turtle, also known as 'Honu', is a symbol of good luck and longevity in Hawaiian lore. This native friend provides a little mystique to the 2,300 athletes who await the start signal of a 140.6-mile journey at the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship triathlon in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

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Eight year old Kate Cameron stands with her cow Abernethy at the one hundred and nineteenth annual autumn sale of pedigree highland cattle in Oban, Scotland. The show and sale is held over two days and is open to all highland breed enthusiasts, attracting many buyers from across Europe and North America.

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A man dressed as Spiderman jokes with patient Lucas and his mother, peering into Hospital Infantil Sabara in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Costumed men cleaned the glass facade of the children's hospital and met with patients as part of the Brazil Children's Day celebrations.



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