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18 Powerful Photos From Around the World This Week

Obama and Trudeau: Prime Minister Trudeau meets President Obama at Liverpool House in Montreal for dinner on June 6, 2017.
Adam Scotti/Photographer to the Prime Minister

The world mourned with Manchester earlier this week when singer, Ariana Grande, stood on stage at a tribute concert in the same city that was affected by the attack last month. Not too far off, school girls laid flowers at a vigil held to commemorate the victims of another terror attack on London Bridge and Borough Market.

The attacks took place just days ahead of Britain’s general election, placing mounting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to address security issues.

In India, children gathered around a candle-lit vigil as part of a “Save Trees” awareness campaign days after World Environment Day. In China, people bowed their heads in remembrance of the victims of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown 28 years ago.

Global Citizen brings you these compelling images and more from events that have unraveled this past week.


1) James Comey Testimony: Former FBI Director James Comey takes the oath before he testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. 

2) Ramadan: A Malaysian muslim man arrives at the Wilayah mosque to break his fast and perform prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on June 7, 2017. Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month, which ends with the Eid holiday.

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3) Venezuela Protests: A woman sits under an image of protester Neomar Lander near the site where he died, during a vigil in his honor in Caracas, Venezuela, June 8, 2017. Lander, 17, is one of the latest victims of Venezuela's unrest. He died during anti-government protests on Wednesday.

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4) One Love Manchester: In this handout photo provided by Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester, singer Ariana Grande is overcome by emotion at the One Love Manchester tribute concert in Manchester, north western England, June 4, 2017. One Love Manchester raised money for those affected by the bombing at the end of Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester on May 22, 2017.

5) Environmental Awareness: Indian children pose for a photograph during a candle-lit vigil held as part of a 'Save Trees' awareness rally in Bangalore on June 7, 2017.

6) London Terror Attack: Pupils from Eden Girls' School in Walthamstow holds flowers at Potters Fields Park in London on June 5, 2017, during a vigil to commemorate the victims of the terror attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market that killed seven people on June 3. London police made a fresh round of arrests Monday after the country's third terror attack in less than three months as Prime Minister Theresa May came under mounting pressure over security three days ahead of elections.

7) Tiananmen Square Anniversary: Members of the public hold candles at a vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2017 to mark the 28th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing. Thousands gathered at a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong on June 4 to mark 28 years since China's bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown but the annual event is struggling for support among younger generations. 

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8) Ramadan: Elderly Kashmiri men read verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, June 6, 2017. Muslims across the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, where they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. 

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9) South Africa Fires: Fires smoulder in Knysna, South Africa, June 8, 2017. Fires fanned by high winds spread to nearby Plettenburg Bay and Knysna in the Western Cape Province killing at least three people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of up to 10,000 people. (AP Photo/Halden Krog)

10) Worker in India: An Indian labourer works at a brick manufacturing factory situated on the outskirts of Bangalore on June 3, 2017. 

11) Nigerian Fashion: A make up artist gives the final touches to a model's maquillage as she is ready to present a bridal gown at the Africa Fashion Week in Lagos on June 3, 2017. Four African countries, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana and Zambia will take part in the African Fashion carnival, scheduled for Lagos on June 3 and June 4 where they will join Nigerian designers to showcase the best in contemporary African fashion. 

12) Politics in Brazil: Police in riot gear stand guard in front of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 6, 2017, before a session on whether to invalidate the 2014 presidential election because of illegal campaign funding, in Brasilia, on June 6, 2017. At issue are allegations that when then president Dilma Rousseff ran for re-election in 2014, with Temer as vice president, their ticket was financed by undeclared funds or bribes. Both Temer and Rousseff deny any wrongdoing. 

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13) Obama and Trudeau: Prime Minister Trudeau meets President Obama at Liverpool House in Montreal for dinner on June 6, 2017.

14) 'March for Truth': Demonstrators march as they take part in an anti-Trump 'March for Truth' rally on June 3, 2017 in New York, N.Y. Rallies and marches are taking place across the country to call for urgent investigation into possible Russian interference in the U.S. election and ties to U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration.

15) Philippine Military in Marawi: Philippine security forces inspect inside empty houses within the vicinity of a military camp and a hospital for guns and ammunition which the enemy might use against them, on June 7, 2017 in Marawi city, Philippines. Now entering its third week, the battle for control over Marawi city between government forces and militant Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups continues inside the Islamic city in Mindanao, southern Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao right after the militants rampaged through Marawi city, which is home to some 200,000 people.

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16) Iran Terror Attack: A man hands a child to a security guard from Iran's parliament building after an assault of several attackers, in Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed into Iran's parliament and targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday.

17) Refugees in Europe: A man looks on at a migrant and refugee makeshift camp set up under the highway near Porte de la Chapelle, northern Paris, on June 9, 2017.

18) Britain Elections: Britain's Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party Theresa May, accompanied by her husband Philip, leaves after delivering a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on June 9, 2017 as results from a snap general election show the Conservatives have lost their majority. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday she planned to stick to the timetable for starting Brexit negotiations in 10 days, with a new government that would lead Britain out of the EU.