23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

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From the tragic explosion in Beirut to flooding and fires seen around the world, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from the past week.

Posted on August 7, 2020, at 4:41 p.m. ET

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An aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port's grain silos and the area around it on Aug. 5, 2020, one day after a mega-blast tore through the harbor.

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The scene of an explosion at the port in Beirut on Aug. 4.

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An injured man sits in front of a restaurant, one of many buildings destroyed in the trendy Beirut neighborhood of Mar Mikhael by the massive explosion in the Lebanese capital on Aug. 5.

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A damaged hospital is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Aug. 5.

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Relatives of Lebanese Army Lt. Ayman Noureddine, who was killed by Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, mourn over his coffin during his funeral procession, in Numeiriyeh village, Lebanon, Aug. 7.

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A Lebanese woman whose son is missing after the explosion Tuesday that hit the seaport of Beirut, cries as she waits outside the port to receive any information from the rescue teams, Aug. 6.

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A man digs a grave during a funeral at the San Miguel Xico cemetery in Valle de Chalco, Mexico, on Aug. 5, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saki Morioki, 5, prays as paper lanterns float along the Motoyasu River in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome, Aug. 6, in Hiroshima, Japan.

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Inmate firefighters arrive at the scene of the Water fire, about 20 miles from the Apple fire in Whitewater, California, on Aug. 2.

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A man uses a garden hose to drench his house before being evacuated as a wildfire burns in the background, in La Couronne, France, on Aug. 4.

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Senior citizens wade in knee-deep water on a flooded road during a heavy monsoon rainfall in Mumbai on Aug. 4.

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Floodwaters surge a street in Muhlenberg Township, Pennsylvania, flooded after heavy rains from Tropical Storm Isaias, Aug. 4.

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A boy walks in front of a home with items laid out to dry following storm surge from Hurricane Isaias on Aug. 4 in Holden Beach, North Carolina.

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A teacher wearing a pink biosecurity suit as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus sits at a pink kids table while instructing a girl at home in Cali, Colombia, on Aug. 4.

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President Donald Trump holds up a walking stick given to him by Sen. Lamar Alexander after he signed the Great American Outdoors Act in the White House on Aug. 4.

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People gather at the Brandenburg Gate for a demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Aug. 1.

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Armed police officers and their brides attend a group wedding ceremony on Aug. 6 in Kunming, China.

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A clown in a face mask image of clown makeup poses before performing at Puente Piedra district in the northern outskirts of Lima, Peru on Aug. 3.

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Holidaymakers sunbathe on the Baltic Sea beach, Germany, Aug. 6.

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NASA astronauts Robert Behnken (left) and Douglas Hurley are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Aug. 2.

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Marine police prepare to release green sea turtles on Kuta beach near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Aug. 5, after authorities arrested seven people on the Serangan waters for allegedly attempting to smuggle 36 of the animals.

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Giuseppe Paterno, 96, Italy's oldest student, is awarded his graduation certificate after completing his undergraduate degree in history and philosophy, during his graduation at the University of Palermo in Italy, July 29.

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The full moon rises behind the ancient temple of Zeus in Nemea on Aug. 3

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