23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Shoes are piled outside the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 4.

Doves are released over gathered mourners during a vigil in Dayton, Aug. 4.

Abel Valenzuela visits a makeshift memorial for shooting victims at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 8.

Supporters of President Trump scream at counter-protesters near the scene of Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Dayton, Aug. 7.

President Trump makes a statement to the news media about the recent mass shootings, mistakenly attributing the site of the shooting to Toledo instead of Dayton, Aug. 5.

A man is taken into custody at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton, Mississippi, Aug. 7. Immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees.

Protesters focus laser pointers to a newspaper during a rally against the arrests of people caught in possession of laser pointers that police classified as offensive weapons in Hong Kong, Aug. 7.

Police fire tear gas during a protest in the district of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, Aug. 4.

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters cross between buildings in Tadef, Aug. 6.

A soldier stacks anti-personnel mines before a controlled detonation in the western Thai province of Sa Kaeo, Aug. 6.

A worker sprays an anti-lead decontamination treatment at the St. Benoit Elementary School in Paris, Aug. 8. Aftermath analysis showed an excessive presence of lead due to the burning of the Notre-Dame Cathedral roof in a fire accident on April 15.

Franky Zapata on his jet-powered “flyboard” flies past the belfry of the city hall of Calais, center, after he took off from Sangatte, France, on Aug. 4, during his attempt to fly across the 22-mile Channel crossing in 20 minutes, while keeping an average speed of 87 mph at a height of 50-65 feet above the sea.

Ulysses Watko, 7, visiting from Portland, Oregon, sits next to a sculpture of Franklin D. Roosevelt while his dad takes a picture at the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC., Aug. 7.

A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought, in Lopburi, Thailand, Aug. 1.

A girl releases paper lanterns on the Motoyasu River facing the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome in remembrance of atomic bomb victims on the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6.

Mulism pilgrims perform prayers around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, Aug. 7, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city.

Models wearing face-kinis pose for a picture on a beach in Qingdao, China, Aug. 5.

An Indonesian model performs with fire during the Jember Fashion Carnaval, Aug. 4.

Firefighters battle the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood, California, Aug. 3.

Ice melts into a massive river during a heatwave in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, Aug. 1.

A giant rainbow Pride flag is carried along the sea front during Brighton Pride 2019 on Aug. 3, in Brighton, England.

Helpers release four young seal pups into the North Sea on the beach of Juist island, Germany, Aug. 6. Four young seals — Freya, Lotte, Mucki and Finchen — were brought back into the wilderness from the seal nursery of Norddeich where they were raised after being found motherless on beaches along the North Sea shore.

People partake in the annual Friday morning social swim in Eidfjord, Norway, Aug. 2.

  • Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.

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