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Randall Margraves (L) lunges at Larry Nassar (wearing orange) a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, during victim statements of his sentencing in the Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan, U.S., February 2, 2018. Reuters photographer Rebecca Cook: "Larry Nassar sat at a table next to his attorney as 48 young women addressed the court, one by one, with painful stories of sexual abuse by the former Michigan State University sports doctor. I was in the courtroom, sitting near the juror's box, to cover the three-day event for Reuters. On the second day, it was the turn of two sisters to testify about what Nassar had done to them. As Lauren and Madison Margraves spoke, I focused on the suffering etched on the family's faces. Their father's face became increasingly distressed as his daughters spoke. When the testimony ended, he was granted permission to speak by the judge. "Your Honor, can you grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon?" Randall Margraves asked. The judge obviously had to deny that request, and I felt tension soaring in the courtroom filled with the pain of friends and families of Nassar's victims. Suddenly, the Margraves sisters' father lunged across the courtroom at Nassar. With no time to think, I snapped photos as he reached the table where Nassar was seated, clad in an orange jumpsuit. In the photo, police officers leap to grab Margraves and tackle him to the floor. Nassar remained still as his attorney moved to shield him." REUTERS/Rebecca Cook SEARCH "POY STORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2018 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.