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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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David Brown of the United States celebrates his victory in the men's 100-meter T11 final, during day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A Nepalese mother applies makeup to her daughter at Hanuman Dhoka temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Girls under the age of 9 gathered for the Kumari Puja, a tradition of worshiping young prepubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy. The ritual holds a strong religious significance in the Newar community that seeks divine blessings to save small girls from disease and misfortune in the years to come.

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Muslims attend a morning prayer to mark Eid al-Adha in Moscow. Eid al-Adha (the feast of sacrifice) is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide to mark the end of the annual pilgrimage to the Saudi holy city of Mecca.

Rebecca Blackwell / AP

The image of a face appears as hundreds of military troops holding mosaic cards raise them in a wave, during a practice march for the Independence Day parade in Mexico City. Thousands will gather in Mexico City's main square on Friday for a massive military parade to commemorate Mexico's independence from Spain.

Christophe Ena / AP

A wounded demonstrator is evacuated by riot police following scuffles between protesters and the police as part of a protest against a labor law in Paris. French unions are staging a last-ditch bid to dismantle a labor law that weakens their powers and worker protections.

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A French riot police officer is engulfed by flames during a demonstration against the controversial labour reforms of the French government in Paris.

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Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighborhood of Aleppo.

Jared Wickerham / AP

Visitors make their way through the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, before candles are carried to the Wall of Names in memory of the passengers and crew of Flight 93.

Mark Lennihan / AP

Advocates with Oxfam America have placed hundreds of life jackets on the ground along the New York City waterfront to draw attention to the refugee crisis. Many of the life jackets were used by adult and child refugees and collected on beaches in Greece.

Aijaz Rahi / AP

Two men on a motorcycle stop to take a selfie with a burning truck after it was set ablaze by angry mobs in Bangalore, India. India's top court on Monday ordered the southern state of Karnataka to release water from a disputed river to the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, after violence erupted in both states over water sharing.

Esteban Felix / AP

A member of the band called the Red Devils of Victor Jara takes a break during a demonstration commemorating the 43rd anniversary of Chile's 1973 military coup, inside the general cemetery in Santiago.

Akhtar Soomro / Reuters

A man uses a scissors to make intricate decorative patterns on a camel's back before displaying it for sale at a makeshift cattle market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi, Pakistan.

Eugene Hoshiko / AP

A model poses as part of art installation titled "Narcissism: Dazzle Room" by artist Shigeki Matsuyama in Tokyo. Matsuyama's installation features a strong contrast of black and white, which he learned from dazzle camouflage used mainly in World War I.

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

A young man struggles to drink a mouthful of homemade alcohol poured from the mouth of an idol of "Swet Bhairab," during the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.


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