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The week in 34 photos

Updated 9:54 AM ET, Fri January 16, 2015
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The eyes of Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier appear at an anti-terrorism rally in Paris on Sunday, January 11. More than a million people took part in the demonstration, which came days after Islamic extremists slaughtered Charbonnier and 16 other people in France. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
A worker stacks bricks on his head at a factory in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Monday, January 12. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/Reuters/Landov
Free climbers Tommy Caldwell, left, and Kevin Jorgeson embrace Wednesday, January 14, after reaching the top of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot rock formation in California's Yosemite National Park. They are the first to successfully climb El Capitan's Dawn Wall using only their hands and feet. Bligh Gillies/Big UP Productions/Aurora Photos
Subway passengers cover their faces Monday, January 12, as smoke fills a Metro train station in Washington. One passenger died and 84 people were taken to hospitals, authorities said. The National Transportation and Safety Board released a statement saying "an electrical arcing event" sparked the incident. Andrew Litwin/AP
Luz, a cartoonist for Charlie Hebdo magazine, is comforted by journalist Patrick Pelloux, right, and Charlie Hebdo Editor-in-Chief Gerard Biard during a news conference in Paris on Tuesday, January 13. Twelve people were killed in a terror attack on the magazine's office on January 7. YOAN VALAT/EPA/Landov
A flight data recorder from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is retrieved from the Java Sea on Monday, January 12. The passenger plane was traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore when it lost contact with air traffic control on December 28. There were 162 people aboard. ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. Sen. John McCain fools around with colleagues upon arriving at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday, January 13. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images
Pope Francis waves as he passes a row of decorated elephants in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, January 13. It was the first stop on his weeklong trip to Asia. Saurabh Das/AP
People in Jerusalem attend a funeral service that was held Tuesday, January 13, for four people who were killed at a kosher grocery store in Paris. ABIR SULTAN/EPA/Landov
Men dressed as "Chlaeuse," figures that scare away evil spirits, carry bells on a meadow during the traditional Silvesterchlausen festival near Urnaesch, Switzerland, on Tuesday, January 13. Every year on December 31 and January 13, groups of Chlaeuse walk through the countryside of the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. ARND WIEGMANN/Reuters/Landov
Pro-democracy legislator Raymond Chan is taken away by security guards after he protested against Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during Leung's annual policy address on Wednesday, January 14. Vincent Yu/AP
In this long-exposure photo, a traveler without pants waits for a train Sunday, January 11, during the "No Pants Subway Ride" in Mexico City. The annual event also occurs in other cities around the world, including New York. EDGARD GARRIDO/Reuters/Landov
Shiite militia and Iraqi army members point from a bullet-ridden vehicle as they continue to clash with the ISIS militant group Wednesday, January 14, near Baghdad, Iraq. Ali Mohammed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
A flock of sheep walks in a hazy Beijing suburb on Thursday, January 15. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
Police surround a courtroom cell in Cairo as men celebrate being acquitted of "debauchery" on Monday, January 12. The 26 men were arrested last month by police looking for gay people at a public bathhouse. The arrests caused an uproar among activists and rights groups. Amr Nabil/AP
Boys in Tongi, Bangladesh, jump from one overcrowded train to another on Sunday, January 11. Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims were trying to return home after attending the Islamic Congregation, a three-day religious gathering. A.M. Ahad/AP
A Bedouin man prays near his camel in the Judean Desert, between Jerusalem and Jericho, West Bank, on Saturday, January 10. Muammar Awad/APA/Landov
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House after a day trip to Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday, January 14. Evan Vucci/AP
A Hindu holy man takes a dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, January 13. Hindu monks and pilgrims were making their annual trip to Sagar Island, India, for the Makar Sankranti festival. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/Reuters/Landov
A relative of one of the 43 Mexican students who went missing from a teacher's college confronts military police officers during a demonstration in Iguala, Mexico, on Monday, January 12. JORGE DAN LOPEZ/Reuters/Landov
People in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, flip over a car to block a street during a protest demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly on Sunday, January 11. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP
A fox runs past the door of 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister's residence in London, on Tuesday, January 13. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A man in Houston walks through a tunnel that connects two buildings at the Museum of Fine Arts on Tuesday, January 13. The tunnel, "The Light Inside," is the work of American artist James Turrell. Pat Sullivan/AP
Placards reading "I am Charlie" sit in front of European Parliament members Monday, January 12, in Strasbourg, France. The slogan expressed support for those affected by the terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. VINCENT KESSLER/Reuters/Landov
A boy fishes for trout at a frozen river during the annual ice festival in Hwacheon, South Korea, on Saturday, January 10. KIM HONG-JI/Reuters/Landov
People pull an injured devotee from the carriage of the statue of the Black Nazarene during a religious procession in Manila, Philippines, on Friday, January 9. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics joined the annual procession a week before Pope Francis visited the country. DENNIS M. SABANGAN/EPA/Landov
Japanese women wearing kimonos ride a roller coaster at a Tokyo amusement park during a Coming of Age Day celebration on Monday, January 12. YUYA SHINO/Reuters/Landov
Abu Nejme, a 21-year-old fighter with the Free Syrian Army, is carried by a fellow fighter in Aleppo, Syria, on Saturday, January 10. Nejme lost his legs from a barrel bomb about six months ago. STRINGER/Reuters/Landov
A commuter struggles to get on a crowded train during a bus strike in London on Tuesday, January 13. FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/Landov
Workers in Burbank, California, pour hot molten bronze on Tuesday, January 13, as they make a statuette for the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this long-exposure photo taken on Saturday, January 10. The rocket was on a routine mission to resupply the International Space Station. Mike Brown/Reuters/Landov
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, takes a question from a sailor aboard the USS America on Wednesday, January 14. Hagel was on a three-day trip to thank people for their service during his time as secretary. Hagel announced his resignation in November. Department of Defense/Sipa USA
Children leave their school in Peshawar, Pakistan, after it was reopened on Monday, January 12. A month earlier, the school had closed after Taliban gunmen killed at least 145 people there. BILAWAL ARBAB/EPA/Landov
A Libyan honor guard stands at attention Friday, January 9, during the arrival of a U.N. special envoy in Tripoli, Libya. See last week in 38 photos Mohammed Ben Khalifa/AP