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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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

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A young child is helped to shore after arriving on a beach in an inflatable boat in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. Since the beginning of 2015, the number of migrants using what's called the 'Balkans route' has exploded, marking the largest migration of people since World War II.

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A man holds a poster with a drawing depicting a drowned Syrian toddler during a demonstration for refugee rights in Istanbul, Turkey. The image of Aylan Kurdi went viral on social media and piled pressure on European leaders. The Kurdi family had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani, a revelation which also put Canada's Conservative government under fire from its political opponents.

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Performers from 'Gallery of the Streets' dance along the repaired levee wall in New Orleans, Louisiana, during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. A levee breach along the Industrial Canal in the Lower Ninth Ward devastated the area with massive flooding in the aftermath of the hurricane Katrina.

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A migrant is detained in Bicske, Hungary. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum, but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.

Jim Urquhart / Reuters

A couple embrace during a dust storm at the Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Participants from all over the world attended the sold-out festival to spend a week in the remote desert.

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Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov waves to his relatives from a bus prior the launch of the Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station, departing from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying the crew of Aidyn Aimbetov of Kazakhstan, Sergei Volkov of Russia and Andreas Mogensen of Denmark, blasts off from the launch pad.

Alvaro Barrientos / AP

Participants with the "Extravagansa" float, celebrate after winning the Battle of Flowers Parade, in Laredo, northern Spain. For months, participants prepared their floats with thousands of flowers to take part in the parade.

Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

A woman takes her turn to dance as others watch during the annual Reed Dance in Swaziland. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives.

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The Slovak aerobatic group "Ocova Shepherds" paint the sky with their gliders during the Slovak International Air Fest SIAF 2015 at the Slovak Airforce Base of Sliac.

John Minchillo / AP

Anju, a Western Lowland Gorilla, holds her week-old newborn at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The baby, who has yet to be named, is the 50th gorilla born at the zoo since 1970.

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Dancers wearing masks and kimonos perform in the streets at the "Super Yosakoi 2015" dance festival in Tokyo. One hundred dance teams with some 5,500 people participated in the two-day summer festival event.

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Kentucky.

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Police officers help a wounded colleague during clashes with activists in front of the parliament in Kiev. At least 20 were wounded in the clashes.

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Mayada Al Sayed of Palestine collapses with exhaustion after crossing the finish line in the Women's Marathon final, during the last day of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015.

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Chinese military medics take part in a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II. The parade was held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, and involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types.