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The week in 24 photos

Published 11:40 AM ET, Fri January 26, 2018
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People react in the courtroom as Rachael Denhollander, not pictured, speaks during the sentencing hearing of Larry Nassar -- the former osteopathic sports physician with USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University -- in Lansing, Michigan, on Wednesday, January 24. Denhollander, a former gymnast who is credited with helping to shine a light on Nassar's abuse, was the last of more than 150 women and girls to confront Nassar in court during his sentencing hearing. Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced Nassar to 40 to 175 years for his decades of sexual abuse. BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS/Newscom
People gather in Grand Park for the Women's March in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 20. One year after women took to the streets to protest the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, marchers gathered again in cities across the country and around the world. This year's marches also come during the #MeToo movement, which has shed light on sexual misconduct across a variety of industries. Jae C. Hong/AP
Two cloned long-tailed macaques named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are seen at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' nonhuman primate research facility in Beijing on Saturday, January 20. For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996. Xinhua/Sipa USA/Newscom
A sign is seen at the entrance of the Liberty State Park ferry terminal in New York City on Sunday, January 21. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were some of the tourist attractions that closed after the US Senate failed two days earlier to reach a federal government funding agreement. US President Donald Trump signed a bill to end the government shutdown on Monday, January 22, capping off a nearly three-day deadlock and reinstating funds until February 8. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images
Students embrace following a prayer vigil in Paducah, Kentucky, on Wednesday, January 24, one day after a mass shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. Sixteen people were wounded, two of them fatally, authorities said. Four others sustained various injuries. The 15-year-old suspect -- who has been charged with two counts of murder and 12 counts of first-degree assault -- made his first court appearance on Thursday morning, Marshall County Assistant Attorney Jason Darnall said. Ryan Hermens/AP
Dancers with the La Fura dels Baus Spanish theatrical group perform in "The Rise of the Tritons" during the opening of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Program in Valletta, Malta, on Saturday, January 20. Darrin Zammit Lupi/REUTERS/Newscom
US President Donald Trump is seen as he signs an action to impose tariffs on imports of washing machines and solar panels at the White House on Thursday, January 23. Days earlier, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that President Trump approved the tariffs in order to protect US manufacturing. LG Electronics told retailers on Wednesday, January 24, that its laundry machines will get more expensive due to the tariff. DOUG MILLS/The New York Times/Redux
A man tries to escape from a balcony at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, January 21. Gunmen who raided the hotel killed at least 18 people during a 12-hour standoff with security forces, Afghan authorities said. Omar Sobhani/REUTERS/Newscom
An x-ray shows a screw partially embedded between the two halves of 13-year-old Darius Foreman's brain. Foreman was building a treehouse Saturday when he fell from a branch, knocking over a five-foot-long wooden board, which came down on top of his head, his mother Joy Ellingsworth recounted. The freak accident nearly took the life of the Maryland boy last weekend. Dr. Alan Cohen
A hatched chick rests after efforts to break through its egg at a zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, January 23. Michael Probst/AP
Firefighters help a woman out of a derailed train at Pioltello-Limito station on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, on Thursday, January 25. At least three people were killed and dozens injured when the train derailed and crashed, the Italian fire department said. The train's operator, Trenord, said in a tweet that a "technical problem" caused the accident. Flavio Lo scalzo/ANSA/AP
Sir Elton John performs in New York on Wednesday, January 24. The music icon announced at a press event that his next world tour will be his last. The three-year tour will start in September, John told CNN's Anderson Cooper in a sit-down chat. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A Syrian girl holds an oxygen mask over the face of an infant at a makeshift hospital on Monday, January 22, following a reported gas attack in the Douma suburb of Damascus, Syria. Speaking in Paris about the reported attack the following day, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said more than 20 civilians, most of them children, "were victims of an apparent chlorine gas attack." He also criticized Russia for its failure to hold the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable for using chemical weapons against his people. HASAN MOHAMED/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the Russian Orthodox Church mark the feast of the Epiphany at an icy lake in Orlino village, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday, January 19. Russian President Vladimir Putin also took an icy plunge in Lake Seliger, north of Moscow, as part of the traditional Orthodox Christian ritual which commemorates the baptism of Jesus. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP
Model Anna Cleveland presents a creation from the Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection by designer Jean-Paul Gaultier during Fashion Week in Paris on Wednesday, January 24. CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON/EPA
Turkish army tanks and armored personnel carriers (APC) are seen near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey, on Tuesday, January 23. Turkey launched an operation targeting Kurdish fighters in Afrin, Syria, days earlier, opening new front lines in the seven-year Syrian civil war, just as ISIS fighters in the country have been all but defeated. Understanding Turkey's endgame in Syria Umit Bektas/REUTERS/Newscom
US President Donald Trump receives updates from Capitol Hill via phone about negotiations to end a government shutdown on Saturday, January 20. Trump signed a bill to end the government shutdown two days later. Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House
The Mayon volcano is seen in Albay province, Philippines, as it continues to erupt on Thursday, January 25. It is the most active volcano in the Philippines. Bullit Marquez/AP
Actor Sterling K. Brown plays with his Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 21. The "This Is Us" star became the first African-American to win the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series. "This Is Us" also won for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
A boy dives into the ocean in the suburb of Clovelly in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, January 22. Mark Evans/Getty Images
US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, with a government shutdown looming, prepares for a press conference on Thursday, January 18. The government shut down after midnight on Saturday, January 20, after the US Senate failed to reach a federal government funding agreement. Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Getty Images
The son of Indian civilian Gopal Dass, who was killed during reported clashes between Indian and Pakistani soldiers, cries in the village of Jhiri in the region of Jammu and Kashmir State, India, on Monday, January 22. According to the Associated Press, "Indian and Pakistani soldiers again targeted each other's posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir after a day's lull, killing at least one civilian and wounding three others, officials said Monday." India and Pakistan have been fighting over Kashmir since both countries gained their independence in 1947. Channi Anand/AP
A resident walks on a galvanized roof sheet and destroyed homes after a fire at an informal settlers' area in Cavite province, Philippines, on Wednesday, January 24. "About 400 families lost their homes," according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images
A murmuration of starlings is seen in the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev desert region, on Monday, January 22. See last week in 24 photos MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images