TOPSHOT - A picture taken on January 29, 2018 shows a palm grove covered in snow in the southern Moroccan town of Zagora.
Snow on the sand dunes: the cities of Zagora and Ouarzazate, at the doors of the Moroccan desert, were covered with snow, an unusual phenomenon due to a cold snap from northern Europe. / AFP PHOTO / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

The World in Photos This Week

Preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, fighting in Syria and Yemen, and French diplomacy in North Africa.

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TOPSHOT - A woman gestures in front of riot police during a rally calling for a boycott of March 18 presidential elections, Saint Petersburg, January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA        (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman gestures in front of riot police in during a rally calling for a boycott of the March 18 Russian presidential elections in St. Petersburg on Jan. 28.

Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Afghan security personnel stand guard near the site of an attack near the Marshal Fahim Military Academy base in Kabul on January 29, 2018.
Gunmen launched a pre-dawn attack on a military academy in Kabul on January 29, security officials and sources told AFP, in an ongoing assault that marks the latest violence to strike the Afghan capital.  / AFP PHOTO / WAKIL KOHSAR        (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan security personnel stand guard near the site of an attack near the Marshal Fahim military academy in Kabul on Jan. 29.

Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Pakistani children play football at a slum in Lahore on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI        (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistani children play soccer in a slum in Lahore on Jan. 30.

Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A man holds up a bible as supporters of the Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition leader react before he has himself sworn in as the 'people's president' on January 30, 2018 in Nairobi.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself sworn in as an alternative president in front of thousands of supporters, three months after an election he claims was stolen from him. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS TATO        (Photo credit should read LUIS TATO/AFP/Getty Images)

A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga holds up a Bible during a demonstration in Nairobi on Jan. 30. Odinga swore himself in as as an alternative president later that day.

Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A masked participant throws a tree branch to a burning car during the ancient carnival of Zubieta, in the northern Spanish Navarra province on January 30, 2018. 
The yearly three day festivities, revolving mainly around agriculture and principally sheep hearding, run on the last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of January where Navarra Valley locals from two villages dress up and participate in a variety of activites as they perform a pilgrimage through each village. / AFP PHOTO / ANDER GILLENEA        (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)

A masked participant throws a tree branch onto a burning car during the ancient carnival of Zubieta, in the northern Spanish province of Navarra, on Jan. 30.

Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A picture taken on January 29, 2018 shows a palm grove covered in snow in the southern Moroccan town of Zagora.
Snow on the sand dunes: the cities of Zagora and Ouarzazate, at the doors of the Moroccan desert, were covered with snow, an unusual phenomenon due to a cold snap from northern Europe. / AFP PHOTO / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A palm grove covered in snow in the southern Moroccan town of Zagora on Jan. 30.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during the State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Jan 30.

Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, who support forces loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemen president, keep watch at Nihm district in Yemen's northeastern province of Marib on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH AL-QADRY        (Photo credit should read ABDULLAH AL-QADRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance, a group supportive of the Saudi-backed Yemeni president, keep watch in the northeastern province of Marib on Jan. 30.

Abdullah al-Qadry/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Indian pumpkin vendors wait for customers at a wholesale market in Chennai on January 31, 2018.
The Indian government is set to focus on the agricultural sector in its annual budget that is released on February 1. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian pumpkin vendors wait for customers at a wholesale market in Chennai on Jan. 31.

Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - This photo taken on January 30, 2018 shows snow falling as the Olympic Rings are illuminated at night in PyeongChang ahead of the Winter Olympic Games.
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea will take place from February 9 to 25. / AFP PHOTO / François-Xavier MARIT        (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

Snow falls near the Olympic Rings ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Jan. 30.

François-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images
Traditional huts of the Chipaya indigenous community are seen on January 31, 2018, when the new authorities of the autonomous government of the Uru Chipaya indigenous people are sworn in, in the town of Uru Chipaya in southern Bolivia.
The authorities of the new autonomous government were elected through different procedures allowed by the national constitution and based on the habits and customs of the Uru Chipaya people, who number just 2,000 today but have lived in the Bolivian highlands for many centuries. / AFP PHOTO / AIZAR RALDES        (Photo credit should read AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Traditional huts of the Chipaya indigenous community in the town of Uru Chipaya, southern Bolivia, on Jan. 31.

Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - High speed trains are seen at a maintenance centre in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province early on February 1, 2018.
China's official peak travel period for Lunar New Year began on February 1 and authorities expect more than 390 million train trips to take place between February 1 and March 12.
 / AFP PHOTO / - / China OUT        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

High-speed trains at a maintenance centre in Wuhan, China, early on Feb. 1.

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TOPSHOT - A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighter stands guard at a checkpoint in the Syrian town of Azaz on a road leading to Afrin, on February 1, 2018.
Turkey and allied Syrian rebels have pressed on with Operation Olive Branch in the Kurdish-controlled Afrin enclave despite mounting international concern and reports of rising civilian casualties. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighter stands guard at a checkpoint in the Syrian town of Azaz on a road leading to Afrin, Syria, on Feb. 1.

Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Military policemen take part in an operation at Cidade de Deus favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 01, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / MAURO PIMENTEL        (Photo credit should read MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Military policemen take part in an operation in the Cidade de Deus favela in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 1.

Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - French President Emmanuel Macron (C) tries on a fez as he tours the Medina (old town) of the Tunisian capital Tunis on February 1, 2018, during his first state visit to the North African country. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Eric FEFERBERG        (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

French President Emmanuel Macron tries on a fez as he tours the Tunisian capital of Tunis on Feb. 1.

Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - People looks at a two-metre deep and five-meter wide crater, filled with brackish water, which has formed on the beach of Lido on the French riviera city of Nice on February 1, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

People look at a large crater filled with brackish water that formed on Lido Beach near the French Riviera city of Nice on Feb. 1.

Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Members of the national guard escort Uruguayan referee Daniel Fedorczuk as he leaves the field during a Copa Libertadores football match between Colombian Santa Fe and Venezuela's Tachira at the Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo stadium in San Cristobal, Venezuela on February 1, 2018.
Venezuelan Tachira supporters disapproved Fedorczuk performance during the match and hurled objects onto the pitch.
 / AFP PHOTO / GEORGE CASTELLANOS        (Photo credit should read GEORGE CASTELLANOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Soldiers escort referee Daniel Fedorczuk off the field during a Copa Libertadores soccer match between Colombia’s Santa Fe and Venezuela’s Tachira in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on Feb. 1.

George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - The Fuego volcano spews ash, as seen from the city of Alotenango in Sacatepequez departament, 65 km southeast of Guatemala City, on February 1, 2018. 
The Fuego volcano, located 35 kilometres southeast of the Guatemalan capital, increased its eruptive activity, spewing ash that reached several villages, civil protection reported. / AFP PHOTO / JOHAN ORDONEZ        (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Fuego volcano spews ash over the town of Alotenango, near Guatemala City, on Feb. 1.

Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - In this picture taken on January 31, 2018 employees of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) stand in front of the company's reactor number 3 at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture.
The Fukushima nuclear power operator is hoping to use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a springboard to double the number of visitors to its Tsunami-ravaged plant, as it seeks to clean up the region's image. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a tsunami barrelling into Japan's northeast coast, leaving more than 18,000 people dead or missing and sparking the Fukushima crisis, the worst such accident since Chernobyl in 1986.
 / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI / TO GO WITH AFP STORY "JAPAN-NUCLEAR-FUKUSHIMA-DISASTER" BY SHINGO ITO        (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Company stand in front of reactor No. 3 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Japan, on Jan. 31.

Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - An aerial view taken with a drone on February 1, 2018 shows the belfry of the St. Nicholas Cathedral in the town of Kalyazin in Tver region some 190 km outside Moscow. 
The belfry of the St. Nicholas Cathedral is a monument of history and architecture located in the waters of the Uglich reservoir.In the late 30's and early 40's of the XX century, during the creation of the Uglich reservoir on the Volga River, part of the territory of the old city, including all the main monuments of history and architecture, was flooded.  / AFP PHOTO / Dmitry Serebryakov        (Photo credit should read DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The belfry of Saint Nicholas Cathedral under frozen floodwaters near the town of Kalyazin, 120 miles outside Moscow, on Feb. 1.

Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Tents are pitched in the camp of the motorcyclist's gathering "Elephant"  in Thurmansbang, southern Germany on February 02, 2018.

 / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Armin Weigel / Germany OUT        (Photo credit should read ARMIN WEIGEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Tents at the “Elephant” motorcycle gathering in Thurmansbang, southern Germany, on Feb. 2.

Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - People carry a coffin covered with a Turkish flag during a funeral cerenomy for a man killed by rocket fire in Reyhanli, a town close to the Syrian border, on February 2, 2018 in Hatay, southern Turkey.
One person was killed and several others wounded on February 2 in a Turkish border town by rockets fired from Syria, local authorities said, as Turkey continues its offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

People carry a coffin covered with a Turkish flag during a funeral ceremony for a man killed by rocket fire in Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, in Hatay, Turkey, on Feb. 2.

Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A Palestinian protester aims a slingshot during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a demonstration near the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus on February 2, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH        (Photo credit should read JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian protester aims a slingshot during a clash with Israeli soldiers following a demonstration near the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, on Feb. 2.

Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Jockeys race during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan camel festival, at the Shweihan racecourse in al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on February 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB        (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Jockeys race during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan camel festival on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on Feb. 2.

Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Belarus' bisons feed at the Naliboksky forest edge some 60km outside Minsk on February 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MAXIM MALINOVSKY        (Photo credit should read MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Belarusian bison in the Naliboki forest outside Minsk, Belarus, on Feb. 2.

Maxim Malinovsky/AFP/Getty Images
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