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Signs direct supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump toward his campaign's Victory Party at Treasure Island in Las Vegas on Feb. 23, 2016.
Signs direct supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump toward his campaign's Victory Party at Treasure Island in Las Vegas on Feb. 23, 2016.Nate Gowdy
Signs direct supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump toward his campaign's Victory Party at Treasure Island in Las Vegas on Feb. 23, 2016.
Notes appear on a teleprompter after Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at a campaign rally at Texas Southern university on Feb. 20, 2016 in Houston.
Chelsea Clinton and her father, former President Bill Clinton watch Hillary Clinton speak at a campaign rally at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas on Feb. 19, 2016.
A supporter wears a sign at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio at Texas Station in North Las Vegas on Feb. 21, 2016.
Supporters watch Hillary Clinton speak during a rally on Feb. 19, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich takes off his sweater during a campaign town hall meeting in Worcester, Mass. on Feb. 20, 2016.
A glass of water for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is placed on a chair at a rally on Feb. 21, 2016, in North Las Vegas.
Gil Mobley wears a costume in the likeness of Donald Trump in front of the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas on Feb. 23, 2016.
Ali Ennenga, left, has a hand on the head of her husband, Karl, before an appearance by Republican presidential candidate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at Durango Hills Community Center on Feb. 22, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Anita Brown, a volunteer for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, makes phone calls from a campaign field office to encourage people to vote on Feb. 24, 2016 in Columbia, S.C.
A Ted Cruz supporter rides a hover-board to a Nevada Courageous Conservatives Rally with Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz in Henderson, Nev. on Feb. 21, 2016.
Signs direct supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump toward his campaign's Victory Party at Treasur
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The Most Surprising Political Photographs of the Week

Only five Republican and two Democratic candidates remain in the race for the White House. This past week, both South Carolina and Nevada went to the polls, handing Donald Trump the victories he needed to reinforce his control over the GOP field and helping Hillary Clinton retake some of the momentum that had been credited to her competitor, Bernie Sanders.

This week, in our selection of the most surprising political photographs, we turned our attention towards the props and people that make this campaign into an outlandish show.

——TIME’s selection of the Surprising Political Photographs of the Week is published every Thursday.

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