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19 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

The art of photography is an amazing tool used by journalists all over the world. Some images they create can make you laugh, cry, or enter a state of awe. Others are just aesthetically beautiful and pleasing to the eye. These are some of the most amazing images from this week created by hardworking photographers all over the globe.

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Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

Law enforcement officers stand, with some turning their backs, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on a monitor outside the funeral of NYPD officer Wenjian Liu in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Jan. 4.

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Palestinians living in heavy weather conditions amid the ruins of houses destroyed in Israeli attacks get warm in Gaza's Shejaiya district, Jan. 4.

Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts / Getty Images

Michael Hayboeck of Austria competes on day five of the Four Hills Tournament Ski Jumping event at Bergisel-Schanze, Jan. 3.

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Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters

Ukrainian servicemen sit atop armoured personnel carriers (APC) during a ceremony to hand over weapons, military equipment, and aircrafts to the army at a firing range outside Zhytomyr, Jan. 5.

Suhaib Salem / Reuters

Palestinian children look out through a hole covered with a blanket in their family house, which witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in the east of Gaza City, Jan. 7.

Jamal Saidi / Reuters

A man plays in front of a wave crashing into Beirut's Corniche, a seaside promenade, as high winds sweep through Lebanon ahead of an impending storm, Jan. 6.

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Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Newlyweds Jeff Delmay and Todd Delmay kiss as Karla Arguello (left) and Catherina Pareto (second left), who also were married, look on during a marriage ceremony in the Miami-Dade court room of Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel, Jan. 5.

Tristan Fewings / Getty Images

Members of Cirque Du Soleil perform the contortion act during the dress rehearsal for "Kooza" by Cirque Du Soleil at Royal Albert Hall, Jan. 4.

Omar Sobhani / Reuters

An Afghan man kicks a poster of Pakistani religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman during a demonstration against his visit in Kabul, Jan. 8.

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Indian Sikh devotees perform Gatka (traditional Sikh martial arts) during Nagar Kirtan, a religious procession held to mark the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Master Guru Gobind Singh in Jammu, Jan. 5.

Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

A salvage tug lights the hull of the stricken Hoegh Osaka cargo ship after it ran aground on a sand bank in the Solent, Jan. 4.

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Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters

A woman holds a placard reading "I am Charlie" to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in front of the French embassy in Rome, Jan. 8.

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