Smoke billows from the scene of a suicide bomb blast that targeted a police headquarters in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, February 10. Five Taliban fighters were killed, officials said: the suicide bomber and four others who were shot by police. No police officers were killed, but one officer and a civilian woman were injured.
A blind woman feels a copy of El Greco's painting "The gentleman with his hand on his chest" at the Prado Museum in Madrid on Tuesday, February 10. The museum's "Touch the Prado" exhibit allows vision-impaired visitors to explore the copies of six masterpieces. The copies were created using a technique called "Didu," which gives texture and volume to the paintings.
Fisherman Alexander Romantsov looks out the window of his plywood lodge, which sits over an ice hole near the Russian village of Anash on Saturday, February 7.
A man waits to buy Powerball tickets at a newsstand in Philadelphia on Wednesday, February 11. The lottery jackpot had grown to more than half a billion dollars.
Rosie Dummer puts the finishing touches on a life-size cake of Christian Grey on Friday, February 6, during the Cake International show in Manchester, England. Grey is one of the main characters of the best-selling book "Fifty Shades of Grey."
A man walks past an unexploded rocket in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Wednesday, February 11.
An employee from the Tama Zoo in Tokyo pretends to check the effectiveness of a tranquilizer on an employee wearing a snow leopard suit on Tuesday, February 10. The annual drill practiced what to do in the event of an animal escape.
A woman sunbathes at a park near Sydney's Bondi Beach on Sunday, February 8.
Child soldiers attend a disarmament ceremony in Pibor, South Sudan, on Tuesday, February 10. UNICEF and its partners oversaw the release of hundreds of child soldiers from the Cobra Faction rebel group, and they are now working to reintegrate the children into society.
Several world leaders gather in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday, February 11, to negotiate a ceasefire to the fighting in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin is second from left, next to Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on the far left. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is on the far right. At center, German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures in front of French President Francois Hollande.
A man is seen inside an "isolation box" in London's Paddington Station on Wednesday, February 11. The box -- in which the person inside cannot see anything on the outside -- is part of an awareness campaign by Macmillan Cancer Support, which estimates that 550,000 cancer patients in Britain are suffering from loneliness. The box aims to evoke the same feelings of loneliness and isolation that many cancer patients experience after their diagnosis.
People in Damascus, Syria, try to put out a fire after what activists said were airstrikes carried out by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday, February 9.
Pope Francis is welcomed by residents of a refugee camp on the outskirts of Rome on Sunday, February 8. The Pope made an unscheduled stop there on his way to celebrate a Mass at a Rome church, and he prayed briefly before giving his blessing to the camp residents.
Castellers in Barcelona, Spain, build an illuminated human tower as the Barcelona Light Festival and the St. Eulalia Festival begin on Friday, February 6.
Actor Chris Pratt is kissed by two costumed cast members at Harvard University as he is named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year on Friday, February 6. The school's Hasty Pudding group is the oldest undergraduate drama troupe in the United States. Every year, it salutes -- and mocks -- performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to the entertainment industry. Amy Poehler was 2015 Woman of the Year.
A Kosovo man carries his baby as he illegally crosses the Hungarian-Serbian border near the village of Asotthalom on Friday, February 6. The European Union is experiencing a steep rise in the number of Kosovo citizens smuggling themselves into the affluent bloc.
Locals in Donja Stubica, Croatia, re-enact the medieval battle of Seljacka Buna on Saturday, February 7.
A man studies a diamond Tuesday, February 10, during International Diamond Week in Ramat Gan, Israel. More than $1 billion worth of diamonds are expected to be traded during the event.
A wildfire burns at Wheeler Crest, near Bishop, California, on Friday, February 6. The Round Fire has already destroyed 40 homes and forced at least 150 people to leave two small towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Displaced people from the Pakistani tribal area of Khyber wait to receive relief goods in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday, February 10. The people fled Khyber because of an ongoing crackdown against militants.