The World in Photos This Week

A historic high-rise collapses in Tehran; people in Kyrgyzstan celebrate the Epiphany with a dunk in freezing water; and the United States prepares for the inauguration of a new president.

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A soldier destroys one of the more than 5,000 weapons seized by the Mexican Army from drug traffickers in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, on Jan. 17.

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An Indian sadhu — a Hindu holy man — exercises at his temporary camp on Gangasagar Island, south of Kolkata, on Jan. 13.

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People gather in a house in Banjul to watch the inauguration of Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, on television on Jan. 19. Barrow took the oath of office in Senegal because longtime leader Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after his election defeat.

 

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A block of ice with a frozen fox is displayed in Fridingen, southern Germany, on Jan. 13.

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Bedouin women react to the destruction of houses on Jan. 18 in the village of Umm al-Hiran, unrecognized by the Israeli government, in the Negev Desert in southern Israel.

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Afghan youths play football on a field in Mazar-i-Sharif on Jan. 13.

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Women pose for a selfie during the annual Timkat celebration on Jan. 18 in Gondar, Ethiopia. Timkat is the Ethiopian Orthodox festival that celebrates the Epiphany, the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River.

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Malaysian Muslim clowns travel on public transportation during a fundraising event for children with cancer in Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 18.

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Inmates in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, gather just before a special police battalion invades to regain control of the Alcacuz Penitentiary Center on Jan. 18.

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Gabonese boys play a football match in Franceville on Jan. 17, as the Africa Cup of Nations tournament takes place in Gabon.

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Religious devotees pitch temporary tents during the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, on Jan. 18.

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Workers fill generators with fuel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Jan. 19, as Libyans prepare for power cuts caused by production shortages and a spike in demand due to a cold snap.

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Migrants stand in a derelict warehouse used as shelter in Belgrade, Serbia, on Jan. 15. According to the latest figures, around 7,000 migrants are stranded in Serbia.

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A Kuwaiti military helicopter takes part in a live ammunition military exercise at Udairi military range, north of Kuwait City, on Jan. 17.

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A woman walks under traditional Chinese lanterns decorated at the Thean Hou Temple ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Jan. 17.

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Tourists take photos of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18, as the National Mall is covered with protective plastic covering ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

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Cossacks help a boy take a bath in the icy waters of a lake during the celebration of the Epiphany holiday near the village of Leninskoe, Kyrgyzstan, on Jan. 19.

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The steel structure of Iran’s oldest high-rise, the 17-story Plasco building, is seen after the collapse of the building in downtown Tehran on Jan. 19.

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Indian weaver Vanam Pavani works on a “charkha,” or spinning wheel, as she winds yarn in her household workshop in Koyalagudem village on Jan. 19.

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A Kashmiri woman carries a container filled from a water tanker on the outskirts of Srinagar on Jan. 19. Icy temperatures have frozen many bodies of water in Kashmir as well as water taps.

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A member of the Iraqi special forces’ Counterterrorism Service stands guard next to a damaged building at Mosul University on Jan. 15, during an ongoing military operation against Islamic State jihadis.

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A banner reads “Social Emergency: A Roof Is a Right” during a protest strike against housing conditions on Jan. 19, in Lyon, France.

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Rescue personnel work at the crash site of a Turkish cargo plane in the village of Dacha-Suu, Kyrgyzstan, on Jan. 16.

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Central American and Mexican migrants hoping to cross the U.S. border eat food donated by people from the Community Center for Migrant Assistance in Caborca, Mexico, on Jan. 13.

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U.S. President Barack Obama leaves after his final press conference at the White House on Jan. 18, in Washington, D.C.

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