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Jan 25, 2016

The Photos of 2016 Week 04

The Photos of 2016 Week 04

Week 04 in 2016 was a cold one.

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People walk through the snowstorm to immerse themselves in icy waters during celebrations for the Orthodox Epiphany on the ice-covered lake near the village of Dubrovichi MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Spain's Nadal reacts during his first round match against Spain's Verdasco at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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A migrant walks through a frozen field after crossing the border from Macedonia, near the village of Miratovac, Serbia MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Pizzas are seen on the terrace of Cappuccino restaurant after an attack on the restaurant and the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou JOE PENNEY/REUTERS

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Oscar nominees are shown in this combination of file photos STAFF/REUTERS

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A general view of Davos ahead of the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos RUBEN SPRICH/REUTERS

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Princess Charlene exchanges gifts with Pope Francis during a private audience with her husband Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Vatican POOL/REUTERS

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Women practise yoga at a hot spring in Luoyang CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A Christian armed vigilante group which called themselves "Red God’s Defenders" set on fire a Islamic State flag as they appear to the media for the first time in their mountain hideout in central Mindanao STRINGER/REUTERS

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German Chancellor Merkel looks at a combat diver during her visit to Naval Base Command in Kiel FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERS

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A baby is baptised during a mass baptism ceremony on Epiphany at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS

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Russia's Kuznetsova hits a shot during her second round match against Ukraine's Bondarenko at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia JASON REED/REUTERS

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Palin points to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump as she speaks after endorsing him for President at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa MARK KAUZLARICH/REUTERS

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France's Tsonga assists a ball girl off the court after accidentally hitting her with a ball during his second round match against Australia's Jasika at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Blood stains and flak jackets used by attackers remain in the hallway of a dormitory where a militant attack took place, at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS

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Rezaian one of the U.S. citizens recently released from detention in Iran waves to media outside the Emergency Room of the LRMC in the southwestern town of Landstuhl KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Passengers travel on a London bus during sunset in London, STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Revellers throw turnips at the Jarramplas, a character who wears a devil-like mask and a colourful costume, as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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Protestors hold up a sign towards the crowd at a rally for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma NICK OXFORD/REUTERS

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Canada's Raonic signs autographs after winning his second round match against Spain's Robredo at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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A man smokes near a board showing currency exchange rates of the U.S. dollar and euro against the rouble in Moscow SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Plane spotters take pictures as an Airbus A333-300 passenger jet of Swiss arline takes off from Zurich Airport ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS

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A Kashmiri Muslim demonstrator throws stones towards Indian police during a protest in Srinagar DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS

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Litvinenko, widow of murdered ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, reacts during news conference in London, Britain TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Palestinian man argues with Israeli soldiers during demolition of a Palestinian house at the order of the Israeli army as he tries to stop the demolition, west of Hebron MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA/REUTERS

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Italy's PM Renzi and Minister for Simplification of Public Administration Madia stand after a news conference at Chigi Palace in Rome REMO CASILLI/REUTERS

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Mechanic I Wayan Sumardana, also known as Tawan, uses what he calls a "robotic" arm he said he made himself, while welding a client's motorbike part at his garage in the village of Nyuh Tebel ANTARA FOTO/REUTERS

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A man rides a bicycle while protesters throw rocks toward police during a protest outside the local government office in Kasserine STRINGER/REUTERS

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush smiles as he holds a gun presented to him at Sturm, Ruger & Co in Newport MARY SCHWALM/REUTERS

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Russia's Sharapova stretches to hit a shot during her third round match against Davis of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park JASON REED/REUTERS

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A general view through a broken glass shows government forces patrolling on Lido beach following an attack at beachside restaurant Beach View Cafe in Somalia's capital Mogadishu FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS

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A devotee is guided by voodoo priests as she goes into a trance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah, Benin, January 10, 2016. In Ouidah, a small town and former slave port in the West African country of Benin, the annual voodoo festival gathers visitors from far and wide. It's a week that brings together priests and dignitaries, rich and poor, locals and visitors from as far afield as the Caribbean and France. The festival commemorates the estimated 60 million people who lost their homelands and their freedom during the African slave trade. Slaves were transported from the port town on the Atlantic from Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and other parts of West Africa. The traditional African religion of voodoo, which spread to the Americas with the slave trade, combines elements including philosophy and medicine. The central belief of voodoo is that everything is spirit, including humans. Voodoo is closely related to other belief systems and religions I have seen across Africa, especially back home in Nigeria. The annual Ouidah gathering on 10 January has been a national holiday in Benin for more than 20 years. The gathering includes traditional dance and animal sacrifices at shrines, with some devotees entering trance states. The peak of the festival is in the last two days. Devotees offer dances to the spirits, often with bodies decorated with local powder and palm oil. There are those who find the initiation ceremonies of voodoo, the animal sacrifices, the bloodletting and the use of fetishes unsettling. Although many voodoo practices have been modified over the years, I have heard people, especially those who follow Christianity and Islam, voice their doubts. Whatever your opinion of voodoo, it's hard to ignore the energy and devotion of its followers at a gathering like this. The Ouidah festival looks set to remain a regular fixture in Benin's religious and cultural calendar. AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE/REUTERS

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Palestinian boys demonstrate their parkour skills in Gaza City MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

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Hirscher of Austria reacts after competing in the slalom portion of the men's Combined Alpine Skiing World Cup race in Kitzbuehel LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS

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DHL's Twisters & Extra 300 perform during the second day of the Bahrain Air Show 2016 at Sakhir, south of Bahrain HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS

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Singer Celine Dion arrives with her children, twins Eddy and Nelson, Rene-Charles and her mother Therese for the funeral of her husband Rene Angelil at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/REUTERS

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A National Police officer uses a shotgun to disperse protesters during a demonstration against the electoral process in Port-au-Prince, Haiti ANDRES MARTINEZ CASARES/REUTERS

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Pigeon tracks mix with those of the human variety in the snow at Union Station in Washington JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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A man dressed as the "Statue of Liberty" tries to fix his light as it begins to snow in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A street sleeper walks out from his make-shift home under a bridge at a residential area in Hong Kong BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Kumkop General Foodstuff Factory for Sportspersons KCNA/REUTERS

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People are silhouetted on the balloon surface being inflated during the 38th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Chateau-d'Oex DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

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A car is buried in snow from an overnight snowstorm inside Washington DC Beltway in Annandale, Virginia HYUNGWON KANG/REUTERS

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A man walks along a street covered by snow during a winter storm in Washington CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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A masked reveller hangs from an inflatable balloon during the first day of the carnival in Venice MANUEL SILVESTRI/REUTERS

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Displaced children, who fled with their families the violence from Islamic State-controlled area of al-Bab, wait as they are stuck in the Syrian village of Akda to cross into Turkey ABDELRAHMIN ISMAIL/REUTERS

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A snowman is pictured in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Hikers are covered with ice under sub-zero temperatures at Tai Mo Shan, the highest mountain in Hong Kong BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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Paramilitary policemen take part in a winter training in Shenyang CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A resident shovels snow away from the entrance to his home in Union City RICKEY ROGERS/REUTERS

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talk after the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Chris Humphreys/USA Today Sports

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Carolina Panthers team members pose for a photo during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship football game at Bank of America Stadium. Jason Getz/USA Today Sports

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Tourists watch high waves of Pacific Ocean pounding the coast in Vina del Mar city RODRIGO GARRIDO/REUTERS

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Paul Pogba in action against AS Roma. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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Hindu devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam amid fog during the Magh Mela festival, on an early winter morning at Sangam in the northern Indian city of Allahabad JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS

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An aerial picture of a snow-covered village, in Xi'an CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A woman walks past a new graffiti mural attributed to Banksy, opposite the French embassy in London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A model presents a creation by Bulgarian designers Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show for fashion house On Aura Tout Vu in Paris GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS

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A man practises skateboarding inside the desconsecrated Santa Barbara church in Llanera, northern Spain ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS

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A member of Bosnia's State Investigation and Protection Agency stands inside the buliding of Dnevni Avaz newspaper in Sarajevo DADO RUVIC/REUTERS

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from the Belz Hasidic dynasty attend celebrations for Tu Bishvat, the Jewish Arbor day in Jerusalem RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS

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Iran President Rouhani talks with Italian Prime Minister Renzi at the Campidoglio palace in Rome ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

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The moon is seen next to the Messeturm in Frankfurt KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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