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    Posted on Oct 9, 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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    Syrian refugee Raghad Faleh, age 8, who came with her family from Idlib, Syria, poses for a picture while holding a balloon given to her by volunteers. A few hours before this picture was taken, she and her family had arrived on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos.

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    Sarah Dillow of Givhans South Carolina helps move ostriches from their flooded pen on October 7, 2015. The state of South Carolina experienced record rainfall amounts this past week with officials expecting the damage to total in the billions of dollars.

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    Evangelical Christian pilgrims from Brazil attend a mass baptism ceremony in the waters of the Jordan River at Yardenit in northern Israel.

    Vishma Thapa / AP

    An Indian boy offers prayers as others gather near a dead elephant in the eastern Indian state of Assam. The wild adult elephant was killed when a tree that he had uprooted fell upon him and an electrical tower. Locals told the photographer that the rest of the elephant herd tried to help, but were scared off by the jolts of electricity.

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    People take part in the "Nuit Royale" event, an eighteenth century costume ball at the palace of Venaria Reale, a former royal residence near Turin.

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    Two women wrestle during a Bolivian wrestling Cholitas fight in Madrid, Spain.

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    Rookie New York City police officers are sworn-in at a ceremony at the Police Academy on in New York City. A total of seven hundred and fifty officers were sworn-in at the event and will take to the city streets in the following months.

    Mohamad Torokman / Reuters

    A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops.

    Ronen Zvulun / Reuters

    A family member of Aharon Bennett mourns next to his covered body before his funeral in Jerusalem. A Palestinian man stabbed and killed two Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before police shot him dead.

    Nasser Nasser / AP

    Palestinian relatives take a last look at the body of Muhannad Halabi, 19, who was killed after attacking a family in Jerusalem's Old City, killing the father, seriously wounding the mother, and stabbing another man to death. An Israeli man stabbed four Arabs in the south of Israel Friday morning and a Palestinian later stabbed a 14-year-old Israeli in Jerusalem police said, as spiking tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank threatened to spread throughout Israel.

    Pichi Chuang / Reuters

    A reporter takes pictures of a soldier during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in Kinmen, Taiwan.

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    Thirteen year-old wounded Afghan boy, Nooruddin, a survivor of the US airstrikes on a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, receives treatment at an Italian emergency hospital in Kabul. Afghan forces called in a US air strike on a Kunduz hospital that killed 22 people.

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    A Palestinian young woman from the Birzeit University looks on during clashes with Israeli security forces in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah.

    Andrew Kelly / Reuters

    A woman walks through the rain in Times Square in Manhattan, New York.

    Tatan Syuflana / AP

    Dancers perform during a traditional festival of "ngarot" in Indramayu, West Java, Indonesia. The festival is held regularly every year to welcome the rice planting season.

    Shakil Adil / AP

    Pakistan's Waseem Akram takes a break while working at coal depot in Karachi, Pakistan.

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    A general view shows a part of the Dubai skyline covered in an early morning fog.

    Aijaz Rahi / AP

    Indian Muslim children, who study at Jamia Masjid or the Grand Mosque, play at a ground in front of the mosque in Bangalore, India. The chief cleric of Bangalore's main mosque said Tuesday that he has advised the heads of hundreds of mosques in India's technology hub to actively counter propaganda by extremist Islamic groups by reaching out to young people in colleges and on social media.

    Brynn Anderson / AP

    Landon Fox of Birmingham, age 5, looks up to see his favorite superhero, Captain America. A window washer dressed as a superhero at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children on Wednesday.

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    A toddler sits on the winner of the giant pumpkin category during the Royal Horticultural Society London Harvest Festival Show in London, England. The traditional harvest themed show runs from October 6-7.

    John Locher / AP

    Ethan Hurley, age 7, prays with a church group at a makeshift memorial near Snyder Hall at the Umpqua Community College, after an armed suspect killed multiple people and wounded several others before taking his own life at Snyder Hall.

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    A dog runs in the shallow waters of Altona Beach at sunrise at Altona Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

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