A local resident uses a wet towel to fight one front of a large brush fire that started around the mountains overlooking the city center in Cape Town, South Africa, on Jan. 27. (Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

A Week in World Photos

Fires in Cape Town, ice in Chicago, and the spring festival in China.

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A local resident uses a wet towel to fight one front of a large brush fire that started around the mountains overlooking the city center in Cape Town, South Africa, on Jan. 27. (Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

A local resident uses a wet towel to fight one front of a large brush fire that started around the mountains overlooking the city center in Cape Town, South Africa, on Jan. 27.

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Marius Radoi balances as he walks on the edge of Lake Michigan's shore line as temperatures dropped to negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago on Jan. 30. (Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images)

Marius Radoi balances as he walks on the edge of Lake Michigan’s shoreline as temperatures dropped to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago on Jan. 30.

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A resident cries in front of her destroyed house in Havana, Cuba, on Jan. 28. A rare and powerful tornado struck the city, killing three people and injuring 172 injured. (Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images)

A resident cries in front of her destroyed home in Havana on Jan. 28. A rare and powerful tornado struck the Cuban capital, killing three people and injuring 172.

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A university student throws a Molotov cocktail at riot police during a protest demanding the resignation of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa on Jan. 28. Hernandez took office on Jan. 27 after being re-elected in a vote called fraudulent by the opposition alliance. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

A university student throws a Molotov cocktail at riot police during a protest demanding the resignation of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in Tegucigalpa on Jan. 28. Hernández began his second term on Jan. 27 after being re-elected in a vote called fraudulent by the opposition alliance.

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Firefighters receive equipment to open a vehicle found in the mud as they search for victims of a dam collapse at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale near the town of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil on Jan. 28. More than 100 people were confirmed dead as hopes faded about more than 200 still missing. (Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefighters receive equipment to open a vehicle found in the mud as they search for victims of a dam collapse at an iron ore mine near the town of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil on Jan. 28. More than 100 people were confirmed dead as hopes faded about more than 200 still missing.

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A woman covered in mud protests at a demonstration on Jan. 28 in front of the headquarters of Brazilian mining company Vale in Rio de Janeiro after a deadly dam collapse at an iron-ore mine owned by the company. (Fabio Teixeira/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman covered in mud protests during a demonstration in front of the headquarters of the Brazilian mining company Vale in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 28, after a deadly dam collapse at an iron ore mine owned by the company.

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Migrants wait at a makeshift camp under Paris' ring road in the north of Porte de la Chapelle on Jan. 29. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

Migrants wait at a makeshift camp under Paris’s ring road in the north of Porte de la Chapelle on Jan. 29.

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Pro-EU and pro-Brexit protesters demonstrate near the Houses of Parliament in London on Jan. 29. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Pro-European Union and pro-Brexit protesters demonstrate near the Houses of Parliament in London on Jan. 29.

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Kachin women from a confederation of ethnic groups attend the Myanmar Ethnics Culture festival in Yangon on Jan. 29. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Kachin women from a confederation of ethnic groups attend the Myanmar Ethnic Culture Festival in Yangon on Jan. 29.

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Bangladeshi laborers carry a heavy steel plate in a dockyard in Dhaka on Jan. 29. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladeshi laborers carry a heavy steel plate in a dockyard in Dhaka on Jan. 29.

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A little girl looks past her brother at the back of Kadikoy ferry in Istanbul on Jan. 29. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

A little girl looks past her brother at the back of Kadikoy ferry in Istanbul on Jan. 29.

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Men dressed as Vikings gather with burning brands as they take part in the Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, on Jan. 29.  The festival celebrates the influence of Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 “guizers” (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight. (Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

Men dressed as Vikings gather with burning brands as they take part in the Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, on Jan. 29. The festival celebrates the influence of Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 “guizers” (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight.

Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
A child presses her face agasint the window of a bus in Beijing on Jan. 30. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

A child presses her face against the window of a bus in Beijing on Jan. 30.

Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images
Sri Lankan Air force officers hold the national flag while it is lowered as part of a daily ceremony during sunset at the Galle Face Green promenade in Colombo on Jan. 30. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan Air Force officers hold the national flag while it is lowered as part of a daily ceremony during sunset at the Galle Face Green promenade in Colombo on Jan. 30.

Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images
An 18-year-old Indonesian woman is assisted by police after being caned in public in Banda Aceh on Jan. 31 as punishment for being caught cuddling with her boyfriend, a crime under the region's Islamic law. (Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images)

An 18-year-old Indonesian woman is assisted by police after being caned in public in Banda Aceh on Jan. 31 as punishment for being caught cuddling with her boyfriend, a crime under the region’s Islamic law.

Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images
Opposition demonstrators protest the government of President Nicolás Maduro, called by opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó, at Altamira square in Caracas on Jan. 30. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

Opposition demonstrators protest the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, called by opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó, at Altamira Square in Caracas on Jan. 30.

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An Indian man sleeps on a motorbike in the old quarters of New Delhi on Jan. 30. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

An Indian man sleeps on a motorbike in the old quarters of New Delhi on Jan. 30.

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A surfer competes during the Illa Pancha Challenge surfing competition in Ribadeo, northern Spain, on Jan. 29. (Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

A surfer competes during the Illa Pancha Challenge surfing competition in Ribadeo, northern Spain, on Jan. 29.

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Syrian children attend class in a damaged room at a school hit by bombardment in the district of Jisr al-Shughur, in the west of the mostly rebel-held Idlib province, on Jan. 30. (Ibrahim Yasouf/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian children attend class in a damaged school hit by bombardment in the district of Jisr al-Shughur, in the west of the mostly rebel-held Idlib province, on Jan. 30.

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Indian paramilitary personnel stand guard on the shore of the Dal lake during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Jan. 31. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

Indian paramilitary personnel stand guard on the shore of Dal Lake during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Jan. 31.

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A costume designer carries tutus in the costume department at the Opera Garnier in Paris on Jan. 30. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

A costume designer carries tutus in the costume department at the Opéra Garnier in Paris on Jan. 30.

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People enjoy a dip in a hotpot-shaped hot spring pool at a hotel in Hangzhou in China's Zhejiang province on Jan. 27. The hot spring is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle ahead of the Lunar New Year, or spring festival, which begins the first week of February. STR/AFP/Getty Images

People enjoy a dip in a hotpot-shaped hot spring pool at a hotel in Hangzhou in China’s Zhejiang province on Jan. 27. The hot spring is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle ahead of the Lunar New Year, or spring festival, which begins the first week of February.

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito prepares to deliver a speech at the opening ceremony of the ordinary Diet legislative session in Tokyo on Jan. 28. Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s Emperor Akihito prepares to deliver a speech at the opening ceremony of the ordinary Diet legislative session in Tokyo on Jan. 28.

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A migrant waves goodbye to the ship's crew and volunteers as he disembarks from a Dutch-flagged rescue vessel after it docked in the Sicilian port of Catania, Italy, on Jan. 31. (Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty Images)

A migrant waves goodbye to the ship’s crew and volunteers as he disembarks from a Dutch-flagged rescue vessel after it docked in the Sicilian port of Catania, Italy, on Jan. 31.

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A migrant disembarks from the Dutch-flagged rescue vessel after it docked in Catania, Italy, on Jan. 31. The ship carrying 47 rescued migrants docked in the Sicilian port with the crew fearing legal action as Italy's far-right interior minister tries to stop new arrivals. FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images

A migrant disembarks from a Dutch-flagged rescue vessel after it docked in Catania, Italy, on Jan. 31. The ship carrying 47 rescued migrants docked in the Sicilian port, with the crew fearing legal action as Italy’s far-right interior minister tries to stop new arrivals.

FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian man feeds migratory seagulls at Narmada River early in the morning in Jabalpur in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Jan. 29. UMA SHANKAR MISHRA/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian man feeds migratory seagulls at Narmada River early in the morning in Jabalpur in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Jan. 29.

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