Pope Francis embraces a sick child at the Vatican on Wednesday, January 13.
A tomtit flies past a squirrel running on a fence after a snowfall in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday, January 12.
A man looks out from the footplate of The Flying Scotsman steam engine as it leaves Bury, England, on Friday, January 8. The Scotsman was recently restored more than 80 years after becoming the first locomotive to reach 100 mph.
People fish for trout at a frozen river in Hwacheon, South Korea, on Saturday, January 9.
Children play in a military vehicle during Children's Day celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday, January 9.
Numerous vehicles rest in a ditch in Harborcreek Township, Pennsylvania, after they were involved in a weather-related crash that closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 on Wednesday, January 13.
Tawfiq Okasha, a television anchorman who was elected to Egypt's Parliament, is reprimanded by a fellow legislator after taping his mouth shut in protest on Tuesday, January 12. Okasha was upset that he had not been given the floor during a parliamentary session.
People in Amritsar, India, carry an oversized kite on a bicycle during the Lohri festival on Wednesday, January 13.
Relatives of Moussa Zuaiter, a 24-year-old Palestinian, weep during his funeral Wednesday, January 13, in a Gaza refugee camp. Zuaiter was killed by an airstrike that the Israeli military said it carried out against a group of Gaza militants placing explosives along the border.
Ciara sings the national anthem before the championship game of the College Football Playoff on Monday, January 11.
An overcrowded train leaves Dhaka, Bangladesh, after the final prayer of Bishwa Ijtema on Sunday, January 10. Millions of Muslims attended the three-day religious event.
A pro-Russian rebel carries a fox that was caught in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Tuesday, January 12.
People stand near beached sperm whales on the Dutch island of Texel on Wednesday, January 13. Five whales died, officials said. Experts said they were badly injured.
An ice-covered car is stranded on the Lake Erie waterfront Tuesday, January 12, in Hamburg, New York. The car's owner left it parked outside a restaurant overnight, and by the next day it had been encased in ice from Lake Erie spray.
A dancer is cheered at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah, Benin, on Sunday, January 10.
Brayan Jimenez, the former president of Guatemala's soccer federation, is taken into custody in Guatemala City on Tuesday, January 12. Jimenez has been a fugitive for a month. He faces extradition to the United States, where he could face charges of money laundering and bribery.
An aerial photograph shows what's left of a fireworks factory that exploded Thursday, January 14, in China's Tongxu County. Several people were killed.
A passenger bus lies in a ravine after it fell off a road in Atoyac, Mexico, on Sunday, January 10. At least 20 people were killed and 25 were injured in the accident, according to authorities.