Davos 2013: More than just suits – South African actress Charlize Theron picked up the 2013 World Economic Forum Crystal Award for her humanitarian work. The Oscar winner reportedly said: "There is such incredible brain trust in this room I feel I'm getting smarter by osmosis."
On a mission – Microsoft co-founder turned global philanthropist Bill Gates was in town to promote the Global Fund against HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria campaign.
Powerful small talk – IMF boss Christine Lagarde and Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti having a presumably good chat during the forum.
Bearing it all – A Davos meeting wouldn't be complete without a good protest. On the second to last day of the forum a Greenpeace activist dressed as a polar bear climbed the roof of a gas station to protest against global oil giant Shell.
All smiles – Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, is all smiles during her session at the World Economic Forum.
Thumbs up? – British Prime Minister David Cameron gives the thumbs up on during his talk at the annual World Economic Forum. Cameron said that Britain was not turning its back on Europe, after angering his EU partners by announcing plans for a referendum on membership.
Entering the stage – German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for her session on January 24, 2013.
Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger both spoke and attended sessions at the forum, as well as doing some obligatory finger pointing.
Behind the scenes – CNN's Richard Quest ran into London Mayor Boris Johnson on the streets of Davos.
Police precense – Policemen stand guard on the roof of the congress center in Davos.
Come rain, come shine – CNN's Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi endured both freezing temperatures and snow storms whilst reporting from Davos.
Chilling out – The CNN snowman chills out after a hard day at work.
More than a pretty picture – The Swiss resort of Davos first hosted the World Economic Forum back in 1971 when a group of European business leaders met under the partronage of the European Commission and European industrial associations.