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23 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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Queen Elizabeth II views a portrait of herself by British artist Henry Ward, marking six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, at Windsor Castle on Oct. 14, 2016, in Windsor, England. The Queen is the longest-serving patron of the charity, which supports people in crisis in the UK and overseas.

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A man takes a selfie in front of a fire from oil that has been set ablaze in the Qayyarah area, some 35 miles south of Mosul, during an operation by Iraqi forces against ISIS to retake the main hub city. In the biggest Iraqi military operation in years, forces have retaken dozens of villages, mostly south and east of Mosul, and are planning multiple assaults for Oct. 20.

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Iraqi forces sit in the back of a vehicle as troops advance through the desert on the banks of the Tigris River, northeast of the main staging base of Qayyarah. A wide array of Iraqi and international forces are involved in the fight to retake Mosul from ISIS, which overran the country's second-largest city in 2014.

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A man clenches onto the coffin of Hezbollah fighter Jalal al-Effie, who was killed during clashes in Syria's Aleppo, during his funeral in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon.

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Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Donald Trump while attending the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The white-tie dinner, which benefits Catholic charities and celebrates former governor of New York Al Smith, has been attended by presidential candidates since 1960 and gives the candidates an opportunity to poke fun at themselves and each other.

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Eve Rydberg (left) and Megan Lee pose for a portrait with their sign as they take part in a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.

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A Muslim woman is caned 23 times after being caught in close proximity to her boyfriend in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Out of seven couples caught spending time together outside marriage, 13 were caned, while one woman was spared after it was discovered that she was pregnant. Indonesia's Aceh province has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws.

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Women shout during a demonstration against gender violence in Buenos Aires. Argentines marched to condemn violence against women in a protest that is being followed in other Latin American countries. Wednesday's demonstration comes after the recent rape and brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl.

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Summer Zervos (right), a former contestant on the TV show The Apprentice, is embraced by lawyer Gloria Allred while speaking about allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump during a news conference in Los Angeles.

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Members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, burn posters of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a protest against what they say is Clinton sabotaging Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump's election campaign, in New Delhi, India.

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A Customs and Border Protection agent scans the Rio Grande on the US–Mexico border in McAllen, Texas. US Air and Marine Operations agents fly over border areas, coordinating with border patrol agents on the ground to stop undocumented immigrants and drug smugglers from entering the US.

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Police investigate the body of Herman Cunanan, who police said was killed by men riding on motorcycles in Quezon City, Philippines. Cunanan was a drug user, his unidentified partner told reporters.

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A recently released kidnapped girl celebrates with her family during an church service held in Abuja, Nigeria. The girls were released Thursday and flown to Abuja, Nigeria's capital, but it has taken days for the parents to arrive. The families came from the remote northeastern town of Chibok, where nearly 300 girls were kidnapped in April 2014 in a mass abduction. Dozens of schoolgirls escaped in the first few hours, but after last week's release, 197 remain captive.

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An officer salutes and family members watch before pallbearers take away the casket carrying the body of Officer Jose Gilbert Vega after funeral services for fallen Palm Springs Police Officers Vega and Lesley Zerebny at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. The officers were fatally shot and a third was wounded by a single gunman during a neighborhood disturbance earlier in October.

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Shoshana Boyd (center left) and Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay (center right) stand surrounded by family and friends during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for their daughter Trinity Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (left) and Chen Dong meet the media at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, China. China launched the Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 17.

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The Soyuz rocket booster with the Soyuz MS-02 spaceship carries a new crew to the International Space Station after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket is carrying US astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko.

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Azalea, a 19-year-old female chimpanzee whose Korean name is "Dallae," smokes a cigarette at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea. According to officials at the newly renovated zoo, the chimpanzee smokes about a pack a day. They insist, however, that she doesn’t inhale.

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