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22 Of The Most Important Pictures This Week

Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.

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Performers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival has taken place annually since 1964 and was started by members of the Afro-Caribbean community.

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Stargazers in south and central Africa were treated to a spectacular solar eclipse on September 1st. The phenomenon happens when there is a near-perfect alignment of the Earth, Moon and Sun. But unlike a total eclipse, when the Sun is blacked out, sometimes the Moon is too far from Earth, causing the sun to appear as a ring of fire.

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Red and white balloons are released during the opening ceremony of the newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the third bridge over the Bosphorus linking the city's European and Asian sides in Istanbul, Turkey.

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A woman hangs a tribute to Princess Diana on the gates to Kensington Palace in London, England. Flowers, flags and tributes were laid at Diana's former home to mark the 19th anniversary of her death.

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A dog stands before policemen outside a court where military officers and soldiers are on trial for the 1985 massacre of 71 people in Accomarca, Peru. On Thursday, the court sentenced 10 members of the Peruvian Army to various prison terms for murders that occurred during the country's war that took place between 1980-2000. Counted among the dead were more than two dozen children.

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A Syrian man carries a child in the Maadi district of eastern Aleppo after regime aircrafts reportedly dropped explosive-packed barrel bombs on August 27th. At least 15 civilians were reported killed when two bombs fell several minutes apart.

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Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Thousands of migrants and refugees were rescued Monday morning from more than 20 boats.

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Protesters block the entrance to Trump Tower in Manhattan before being arrested in New York City. The action, called "hecho por inmigrantes," or "built by immigrants," was intended to draw attention to Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump's immigration policies on the day he is set to give a major speech on immigration in Arizona.

Adriano Machado / Reuters

An official photograph of former president Dilma Rousseff is seen in an office inside the Presidential Palace after the final session of voting on Rousseff's impeachment trial in Brasilia, Brazil.

Ebrahim Noroozi / AP

Iranians explore the Urmia Lake near Urmia, North-western Iran. Hopes for the survival of Urmia salt lake have been revived after more rains boosted a government program aimed at preserving the almost dried up water body.

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A man steers a wooden boat through dead fish in a breeding pond at the Maninjau Lake in Agam, Indonesia. Thousands of fish in Maninjau Lake died suddenly due to lack of oxygen caused by a sudden change in water conditions.

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A sign on a trail that leads to the Pasterze glacier indicates where the foot of the glacier reached in 2015 near Heiligenblut am Grossglockner, Austria. The Pasterze glacier is Austria's largest and is shrinking rapidly, having receded in length by at least three kilometers since the 19th century. The European Enivironmental Agency predicts the volume of European glaciers will decline by between 22% and 89% by 2100, depending on the future intensity of greenhouse gases.