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    Posted on Oct 2, 2015

    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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    President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference on the 10 killed and 20 injured after a gunman opened fire at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Visibly upset about the news, the President is quoted to have said, "Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine, the conversation in the aftermath of it... We have become numb to this."

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    A Umpqua Community College student is consoled during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at the school on October 1 in Roseburg, Oregon.

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    The full eclipse of the moon ends as the moon leaves the shadow of the Earth on September 28th in Glastonbury, England. The "supermoon" - so called because it is the closest full moon to the Earth this year - is particularly rare as it coincides with a lunar eclipse this year, a combination that has not happened since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033.

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    100 meter-long streaks on the surface of Mars are found to have been formed by flowing water. Scientists have found the first evidence that water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet's summer months, a paper published on Monday showed.

    Lucas Jackson / Reuters

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson first-bumps "Pepper", a social humanoid robot developed by Aldebaran for SoftBank, during the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting in New York.

    Carlo Allegri / Reuters

    13-year-old Emmanuel Festo Rutema from Tanzania poses for a portrait with a plush toy that he says makes him feel safe at night in Staten Island, New York. Emmanuel was attacked and dismembered under superstitious beliefs. Albino body parts are highly valued in witchcraft and can fetch a high price, while some believe the limbs are more potent if the victims scream during amputation, according to a 2013 United Nations report.

    Daniel Ochoa De Olza / AP

    A coach paints the body of a competitor with a fake tan at the Arnold Classic Europe bodybuilding event in Madrid, Spain.

    Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP / Getty Images

    Lightning flashes over the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Jean-philippe Ksiazek / AFP / Getty Images

    Two activists splattered with red paint lie in a container reading "human meat" during a demonstration by the animal liberation movement "269life" in Lyon, France.

    Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images

    "Samuel Volery of Switzerland walks on a line during the "Highline Extreme event in Moleson peak, western Switzerland. Fifty of the Europe's best slackliners compete on six different lines ranging from 45 metres to 495 metres high.

    Hadi Mizban / AP

    Iraqis enjoy a ride at Amusement City fairgrounds during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq.

    Muhammed Muheisen / AP

    A refugee screams for help after she and her daughter fell into the water after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos.

    China Stringer Network / Reuters

    A paramilitary policeman holds onto a fence at the bank of the Qiantang river, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, as tourists dodge tidal waves caused by Typhoon Dujuan.

    Jose Vicente / AP

    Villagers dress up in old clothes and cover their heads as they take part in The Civic procession of el Vitor, in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles to pay homage Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonized in the 18th century.

    Majdi Mohammed / AP

    A Palestinian demonstrator holds rocks during clashes with Israeli security forces, at the Hizme checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, declaring that he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel.

    Kin Cheung / AP

    Protesters holding yellow umbrellas gather to observe a moment of silence to mark the first anniversary of "Umbrella Movement" outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. A year ago, Hong Kong's famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy activists who occupied them for 79 days in what became known as the "Umbrella Movement."

    Mohamad Torokman / Reuters

    Palestinians ask for help as a wounded protester lies in the ground during clashes with Israeli troops over tension in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli police and Palestinians clashed on Sunday at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, where violence in recent weeks has raised international concern.

    Nabil Al-jurani / AP

    A members of the Abbas combat squad, a Shiite militia group, wearing a shirt with the group's logo, mans a gun atop a vehicle during a military parade in Basra, Iraq. Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militias are training together to try to regain Iraqi cities under Islamic State control.

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    Afghanistan's security forces take their position during a clash with Taliban fighters on the highway between Balkh province to Kunduz city, just north of Kabul, Afghanistan.

    Amit Dave / Reuters

    A Muslim boy offers a special prayer at a shrine on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India.

    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    U.S. President Barack Obama extends his hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

    Seth Wenig / AP

    Pope Francis addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters.




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