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The week in 32 photos

Updated 11:33 AM ET, Tue February 3, 2015
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Waves crash against an oceanfront house after a sea wall broke in Marshfield, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, January 27. The first blizzard of 2015 dumped nearly 3 feet of snow in parts of four Northeastern states. Massachusetts was hit the hardest. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters/Landov
Mourners in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, gather around the grave of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud on Friday, January 23. Thousands gathered in Riyadh to pay their respects to King Abdullah, who died early in the day at the age of 90. MOHAMMED MASHHUR/AFP/Getty Images
Women prepare to get into the pool at the Cold Water Swimming Championships, which were held Saturday, January 24, in London. LUKE MACGREGOR/Reuters/Landov
A worker installs laces on a football Monday, January 26, at the Wilson Sporting Goods factory in Ada, Ohio. Every ball that has appeared in a Super Bowl has been made at the factory. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty Images
A coffin carrying a passenger of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is loaded onto an airplane in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, on Tuesday, January 27. The flight was en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore when it lost contact with air traffic control and crashed on December 28. BEAWIHARTA/Reuters/Landov
A man plunges into icy water in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, January 25. Ice swimming is a part of annual celebrations for the World War II battle that broke the Siege of Leningrad. (Leningrad is now known as St. Petersburg.) Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
Housing rights activists shout from a window as they arrive to an appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday, January 26. Their verdicts were upheld, according to the Phnom Penh Post, and they face more jail time for "intentionally inciting violence against a public authority." Amnesty International says that when the activists were arrested in November, they were peacefully protesting what they felt was inaction over flooding in their neighborhood. SAMRANG PRING/Reuters/Landov
A gravedigger in Monrovia, Liberia, works in a cemetery built for "safe burials" on
Tuesday, January 27. In an effort to control the Ebola epidemic last year, the Liberian government ordered victims in the capital to be cremated. But at the new cemetery, where the burial teams wear protective clothing, victims' loved ones get a chance to view the burials and say goodbye.
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Hot-air balloons of all shapes and sizes get ready for takeoff Saturday, January 24, in Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland. More than 80 balloons from 20 countries were set to take part in International Hot-Air Balloon Week. PIERRE ALBOUY/Reuters/Landov
A member of the Secret Service's Uniformed Division sits in his car outside the White House after a small drone crashed on the premises Monday, January 26. The drone posed no threat, said a spokesman for President Barack Obama, and Obama was in India at the time. The drone's owner and operator works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a government entity with mapping and national security duties. The agency confirmed that one of its employees was the operator of the drone, saying the employee was off-duty and the drone flight was not work-related. He was interviewed by Secret Service agents and has been fully cooperative, a Secret Service spokesman said. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators in Sao Paulo, Brazil, attack a Bradesco bank branch on Friday, January 23, while protesting increased fares for city buses and trains. NACHO DOCE/Reuters/Landov
Rescue workers clear wreckage following a gas explosion that rocked a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City on Thursday, January 29. At least two people were killed, the city's mayor said, and dozens were hurt. Rebecca Blackwell/AP
In this long-exposure photo taken near Fairbanks, Alaska, a NASA rocket is launched into the Northern Lights on Monday, January 26. Four rockets were launched within 30 minutes in an effort to better understand and visualize turbulent air currents in the upper atmosphere. Todd Paris/University of Alaska/AP
Workers in London watch a tunnel-boring machine as it breaks through the east end of Crossrail's Liverpool Street station on Thursday, January 29. ANTHONY DEVLIN/PA Photos/Landov
A water main break in Bladensburg, Maryland, caused a sinkhole that swallowed up a family's car just after they escaped on Tuesday, January 27. Jose Luis Magana/AP
Israeli soldiers treat a wounded soldier near the Israel-Lebanon border on Wednesday, January 28. Fighting between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah left two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper dead, officials said. Gili Eliyahu/Jinipix/AP
A girl looks at her mother as she writes on the wall of the Saraswati temple Sunday, January 25, during the Shree Panchami festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Children are given their first reading and writing lessons at the temple in the belief that Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of education, will help them excel. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/Reuters/Landov
Flowers lie on a concrete slab at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday, January 27. Markus Schreiber/AP
People are covered in a mixture of flour and bran on Sunday, January 25, during the Domingo Fareleiro (Floury Sunday) festivities in Xinzo de Limia, Spain. The purification ritual takes place every year in the town, signaling the start of a long festive period called Entroido (Carnival). BRAIS LORENZO/Reuters/Landov
A man looks at voting information ahead of parliamentary elections in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, January 25. The leader of the left-wing Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, was sworn in as Greece's new Prime Minister after forming a coalition with the right-wing Independent Greeks party. MARKO DJURICA/Reuters/Landov
Relatives of Moaz al-Kassasbeh, a Jordanian pilot who was captured in December by ISIS militants, protest in front of the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday, January 28. ISIS has threatened to kill al-Kassasbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto if Jordan does not release Sajida al-Rishawi, a convicted would-be suicide bomber. XINHUA/Landov
A Kurdish fighter talks on the phone in Kobani, Syria, a couple days after it was recaptured from ISIS on Monday, January 26. Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, had been under assault by ISIS since mid-September. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
Fishermen carry a rare 15-foot megamouth shark that was trapped in a net in Burias Pass, Philippines, on Wednesday, January 28. STRINGER/REUTERS/LANDOV
A man from the Pakistan Customs department stands amid burning piles of narcotics and contraband on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday, January 26. The department destroyed the contraband in an exercise to mark International Customs Day, official Qamar Thalho said. AKHTAR SOOMRO/Reuters/Landov
A young girl in Sydney plays on her phone Friday, January 23, as Muslims pray during a rally protesting negative coverage of Islam and Charlie Hebdo's caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. In early January, 12 people were killed in a terror attack at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine. Following the attack, the magazine released a new edition featuring the Prophet Mohammed on the cover. He was holding a sign saying "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie"). JEREMY PIPER/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shake hands with delegation members in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, January 27. President Obama was in the country to meet Saudi King Salman, right, and offer condolences on the death of his predecessor, King Abdullah. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
A sunset illuminates mountain peaks near St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Saturday, January 24. ARND WIEGMANN/Reuters/Landov
A handout picture provided by the Council of Europe shows lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney attending a hearing Wednesday, January 28, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. SANDRO WELTIN/EPA/Landov
Palestinian children in Gaza City play together Tuesday, January 27, next to buildings that were destroyed last year during fighting between Israel and Hamas. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
Stuart Cochrane, from the Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Scotland, walks past the birthplace of famous poet Robert Burns on Friday, January 23. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
People wear sheepskin disguises as they take part in the ancient carnival of Ituren, Spain, on Monday, January 26. ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images
A man stands in snow in New York's Times Square on Monday, January 26. See last week in 32 photos MIKE SEGAR/Reuters/Landov