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A dust storm hit Charleville, Australia, on Tuesday, blanketing the town in orange dust and knocking over trees. Wind gusts were recorded at 60 mph, according to Queensland’s Bureau of Meteorology.
Temperatures in New York rocketed up to nearly 70 degrees Wednesday, and locals didn’t waste a minute: Swarms of people filled the city’s parks and bike paths to enjoy the spring-like weather. (📷: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
🎶You may have brought the dark but together we will shine the light 🎶 Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wrote and performed an original song, “Shine,” at a CNN town hall on Wednesday.
Sam Zeif, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, weeps during a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday. “I lost my best friend” he said. “I don’t understand why I can still go into a store and buy a weapon of war.” (📷: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump heard emotional stories Wednesday from people affected by America's deadliest school shootings. A photo from the event showed him holding a piece of White House stationery with five discussion points written in black marker. The visible points included prompts such as "1. What would you most want me to know about your experience?" "2. What can we do to help you feel safe?" and "5. I hear you." Trump didn't appear to use the visible prompts, but he did tell participants: "We're fighting hard for you and we will not stop. I just grieve for you, I feel so -- to me, there could be nothing worse than what you've gone through... Thank you for pouring out your hearts because the world is watching and we're going to come up with a solution." (📷: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A sea of blue jerseys pour onto the ice after the US 🇺🇸 win🥇in the women’s ice hockey in South Korea. Canada 🇨🇦 had won it every year since 1998 but after a nail-biting penalty shootout, the US came out on top. (📷: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
The Empire State Building in New York goes dark with a rotating orange halo in sympathy for the victims of the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
These students from Montgomery Blair High School walked out of class today as part of the nationwide protest for stricter gun legislation. It has been one week since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. (📸: Getty Images/Win McNamee)
Students at Coral Springs High School form a heart in the middle of a football field while walking out in solidarity with the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which is about 5 miles away.
Peter Wang, 15. His friends say he was shot while holding a door so others could escape. As a member of the ROTC program, Peter dreamed of one day attending West Point and serving in the military, according to the Sun-Sentinel. After his death in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Army awarded Peter a medal for heroism, and West Point announced it would posthumously offer him acceptance. (📷: Allen Breed/AP)
Carmen Schentrup, 16. Carmen was a National Merit Scholar semifinalist, and friends and family described her as a straight-A student who “devoured” books, according to the Miami Herald. "Your family is forever in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry,” wrote one person on Twitter. Carmen was one of 17 people killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. (📷: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School)
Alex Schachter, 14. He played the baritone and the trombone, and was in the school marching band and orchestra. "I felt he really had a bright future on the trombone," the school band director told the Sun-Sentinel. Alex's family set up a scholarship fund in his name to help other students “experience the joys of music as well as fund increased security at schools,” according to the family’s Go Fund Me page. Alex was one of 17 people killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. (📷: Lisa Jackson Nesmith/Facebook)