The World in Photos This Week

Iran mourns former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani; President Barack Obama gives his farewell address; and Turkey experiences heavy snowfall.

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A man dressed up as a pantsless U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence steps across the icy street in freezing temperatures to take part in the 'No Pants Subway Ride' in New York on Jan. 8.

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Venezuelan soldiers prepare to embark for military maneuvers at the port of La Guaira, Venezuela on Jan. 8.

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Candidates take part in the first televised debate for the presidential primaries of the French Left ahead of the 2017 presidential election, in La Plaine Saint-Denis, near Paris, on Jan. 12.

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A girl is pulled by a dog as she skates down a street that is closed off to traffic to allow the public to jog, cycle, and skate through the Chapinero district of Bogota, Colombia on Jan. 8.

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U.S. President Barack Obama awards Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a tribute to Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 12.

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Syrian civil defense volunteers carry a wounded man following a reported airstrike by government forces, in the Syrian town of Binnish on Jan. 12.

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Indian Hindu devotees arrive to take a holy bath in the Bay of Bengal and perform rituals on Sagar Island on Jan. 13.

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Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik makes a Nazi salute ahead of his appeal hearing at a court at the Telemark prison in Skien, Norway on Jan. 10.

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A Yemeni boy competes in the National Horse Jumping Championships in Sanaa on Jan. 9.

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Devotees join the annual procession with the Christian religious icon of the Black Nazarene in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 9.

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U.S. President Barack Obama cries as he speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 10.

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A Sri Lankan policeman leads a monk from a protest in the southern port city of Hambantota on Jan. 7.

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A trash collector walks next to the Galata bridge in the Karakoy district after heavy snowfall in Istanbul on Jan. 10.

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A Voodoo devotee in a trance performs at the annual Voodoo Festival on Jan. 10 in Ouidah, Benin.

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Mourners gather around the coffin of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani during a mourning ceremony at the Jamaran mosque in Tehran on Jan. 9.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gives a press conference on Jan. 11 in New York.

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Indian women prepare pongal during celebrations of the Tamil harvest festival at a college in Chennai on Jan. 11.

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Afghan youth collect metal and plastic from a landfill to sell for recycling on the outskirts of Mazar-i- Sharif on Jan. 12.

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A Tunisian youth demonstrates on Jan. 11 in the Tunisian southern border town of Ben Guerdane, as locals protest against a decision made by Libyan authorities late last year to halt cross-border trade on which its economy depends.

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A boy stands by his shelter set up in the hockey arena — where mainly Afghani families live — at the Hellinikon Olympic Complex in a southern Athens suburb on Jan. 11.

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An owl is pictured on Jan. 12 in Hannover Zoo in Germany.

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A police officer throws a stone at demonstrators protesting against the rise of fuel prices in Puebla, Mexico on Jan. 6.

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Palestinians make jumps on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City on Jan. 10.

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A woman walks past an advertizement at the entrance of a clothing store in Beijing on Jan. 13.

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An Iraqi man stands next to burnt crates as he inspects the site of an attack at Baghdad's main vegetable market on Jan. 8.

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