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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 and First Lady Michelle Obama, stand as Taps is played on the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Today marks the 14th anniversary of the attacks where nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

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People take a moment of silence to remember loved ones during an anniversary ceremony commemorating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York City.

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Rawly Stanhope walks with his daughter, Cambrin, through a sunflower field near Lawrence, Kansas. The 40-acre field, planted annually by the Grinter family, draws hundreds during the weeklong late summer blossoming of the flowers.

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A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family's house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in 2014.

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Children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna pose during a fancy dress competition on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Mathura, India. The festival marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.

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Policemen are hit by eggs as farmers from all over Europe take part in a demonstration outside the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Thousands of farmers gathered in the European capital calling for more help with low prices and high costs.

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A man who was shot near Grand Army Plaza in the Brooklyn borough of New York City is taken away by ambulance as revelers participate in "Jouvert", an annual Caribbean street festival that's celebrated each Labor Day.

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People carry a giant assemblea flag, a symbol of Catalonian pro-independence, during a demonstration calling for the independence of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Separatists who want independence for Spain's northeastern Catalonia have launched their campaign to try to win a majority of secessionists lawmaker seats in regional parliamentary elections.

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Serena Williams serves to Roberta Vinci, of Italy, during a semifinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Power-generating windmill turbines are pictured at the 'Amrumbank West' offshore windpark in the northern sea near the island of Amrum, Germany.

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Fabien Napias of the French Recortadores company "Passion Saltador" leaps over a charging bull at the end of the "Liga de Corte Puro" finals at the Plaza de Toros in Valladolid, Spain. The art consists of leaping, diving and somersaulting over charging bulls.

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Fireworks explode above St. Basil's cathedral during a rehearsal for the "Spasskaya Tower" international military music festival at Moscow's Red Square.

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A reenactor portraying a soldier from the Imperial Roman Army uses a digital camera before a battle with Caledonian barbarians near Gilsland, England. The "Hadrian's Wall Live" event features multiple Roman history reenactments, including a battle between the Barbarian and Roman Soldiers of 143 AD.

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South Korean soldiers play the roles of both South Korean forces and invading North Korean soldiers during a re-enactment of the 1950 battle of Nakdong River to mark its 65th anniversary. The Korean peninsula is the world's last Cold War frontier as Stalinst North Korea and pro-Western South Korea have been technically at war since the 1950-53 Korean War.

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A man dressed as Darth Vader high fives a child in Times Square, New York, as people arrive to purchase toys that went on sale at midnight in advance of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

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A Syrian refugee boy from Kobani kisses his father after arriving at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, onboard the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship. Over the past nine days, the coastguard estimates Greek authorities have moved close to 18,000 refugees from Lesbos to the mainland.

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Family members copy the names of loved ones at a ceremony at the Fire Department of New York headquarters where names were added to a memorial wall for deaths related to World Trade Center illnesses in New York City. A total of 21 names were added to the memorial which was unveiled in September 2011.

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People walk amongst US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, at their campus in Malibu, California. The students placed some 3,000 flags in the ground in tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims lost in the attacks almost 14 years ago.



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