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    30 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    As this week comes to an end and we gear up for the weekend ahead, let’s take a moment to look back at the pictures that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, impactful, and at times humorous photos from this past week.

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    A visitor holds up her toy bunny to the aquarium glass in front of Aurora the Russian polar bear at the Sao Paulo Aquarium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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    French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spider-Man", scales the Cayan Tower, the world's tallest twisted building, on April 12, 2015 in Dubai.

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    The horse of a participant dressed as French soldier is pictured during the reenactment of a Napoleonic military battle that took place in 1805 at castle Veveri near Brno, Czech Republic, on April 11, 2015. More than 200 participants dressed in Napoleonic uniforms met at the Castle Veveri to commemorate the battle of 1805, which took place when Napoleon returned from Austerlitz.

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    Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues shoots the puck over Marco Scandella #6 of the Minnesota Wild during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 16, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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    Young ballet dancer Himika Tamamoto, 7, stretches her leg during auditions, as boys and girls ages 6 to 7 year old try out for The School of American Ballet Winter Term, at the P.S. 124 Yung Wing school in New York's Chinatown on April 16, 2015. The School of American Ballet was established in 1934 and is one of the premier ballet academies in the United States.

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    A dancer warms up before the finals of the 2015 World Pole Dance Championship on April 12, 2015, in Beijing.

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    Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 12, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

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    Thai locals and foreigners take part in a city-wide water fight on April 15, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Songkran festival, marking the traditional Thai New Year, is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15. The throwing of water was traditionally a sign of respect and well wishing during the festival.

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    A model parades an outfit by Australian designer Akira Isogawa during Fashion Week Australia in Sydney on April 15, 2015.

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    Body-painted PETA activists parade placards outside Fashion Week Australia calling on the fashion industry to drop the use of fur, wool, leather and other skins used by some designers, in Sydney on April 13, 2015.

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    Redesigned stormtroopers appear onstage at the kick-off event of the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California, April 16, 2015.

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    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stops to take a selfie after meeting with members of the Iowa State legislature at the Iowa State Capital on April 15, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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    A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt, April 15, 2015. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium.

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    A girl with an Israeli flag stands in between a barbed wire fences in at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during the 'March of the Living' at in Oswiecim, Poland on April 16, 2015. The annual march honors Holocaust victims at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in southern Poland.

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    Ultra-orthodox Jews visit Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem April 14, 2015. Wednesday marks Israel's annual memorial day commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War Two.

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    A relative of the victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster is in a nose-to-nose stand-off with a policeman during an anti-government protest near the presidential residence in Seoul on April 17, 2015. Dozens of people continued their protests overnight after thousands of mourners rallied to mark the first anniversary of the disaster that claimed 304 lives.

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    Riot policemen stand splattered with red paint thrown by protesters outside the Athens University on April 16, 2015. The protesters demended the release of families of political prisoners and changes to the anti-terrorist law.

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    Blood runs down the face of an injured anti-riot police officer as he is assisted by a colleague during clashes with opposition protesters during a demonstration in Conakry on April 13, 2015. Several protesters were wounded when Guinean police opened fire during violent demonstrations across the capital Conakry against the regime of President Alpha Conde.

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    An Iraqi man cries over body-bags containing the remains of people believed to have been slain by jihadists of the Islamic State group lie on the ground at the Speicher camp in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, on April 12, 2015. The Islamic State jihadist group executed hundreds of mostly Shiite recruits last June in what is known as the Speicher massacre, named for the military base near which they were captured. Thirteen grave sites have been found.

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    Families of victims of a mine disaster arrive at the trial in Akhisar, Turkey, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Forty-five managers and employees of a mine in the western Turkish town of Soma, went on trial on Wednesday accused of causing the deaths of 301 miners who perished in a fire last year in Turkey's worst mining disaster.

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    Snow falls on flowers shortly after the arrival of a spring storm, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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    Heidi Pham, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, walks along the Tidal Basin, April 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. According to the National Parks Service, the cherry trees are expected to be in peak bloom through Tuesday.

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    People in traditional dai costumes celebrate the Dai minority group new year in Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province on April 14, 2015.

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    A group of devotees throw vermillion powder to other devotees in celebration of the new year during the Sindoor Jatra Festival on April 15, 2015 in Thimi, Nepal. Sindoor Jatra Festival is celebrated each year in Thimi, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, to welcome the Nepali New Year and celebrate the coming of spring.

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    Revelers, covered in colored powder, celebrate, during a Holi Run Festival in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 12, 2015.

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    FKA Twigs performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California.

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    Recording artists Madonna and Drake kiss onstage during day 3 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2015 in Indio, California.

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    In this Tuesday, April 15, 2015 photo, Yazidis gather at the holy shrine of Lalish, 35 miles north of militant-held Mosul, Iraq, as thousands celebrate the New Year, their first since Islamic State militants swept through the area last summer.

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    A man ignites rockets during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, late Saturday, April 11, 2015. Thousands of handmade rockets are fired every year on Great Saturday night, before the Resurrection, by locals of the two rival churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani, in the village of Vrontados. The tradition is about 125 years old, but locals say it could be even older.

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    The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, burns atop a bonfire in the Sechselaeuten square in Zurich April 13, 2015. As the bells of St. Peter's church chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the "Boeoegg" is set alight and mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March. The faster the head of the "Boeoegg", the symbol of winter, catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.



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