Photos Of The 2014 Week 01 & 02

Hello 2014. We hope you all had a great time during Christmas and the New year celebrations. We’ve decided to combine week one and week two on this occasion as week one of 2014 was only a couple of days long.
Plenty of cold snaps in this series, people celebrating the new year in their own style and an Indian diplomat who thought it was okay to falsify immigration papers and wage papers so she could have her own personal house slave while on diplomatic assignment in the United States. Shameful. [81 photos total]

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Fireworks explode around the London Eye wheel during New Year celebrations in central London (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
A Buddhist devotee offers prayers next to burning incense, at the premises of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Two men walking with a camel in the desert in Ghat, during the 19th Ghat Festival of Culture and Tourism (ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS) #
Pope Francis leads a mass at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/REUTERS) #
A Kashmiri man walks under the snow-covered trees after heavy snowfall in Srinagar (DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS) #
Palmulli, known as Mister Ok, dives into the Tiber River from the Cavour bridge, as part of traditional New Year celebrations (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
Firefighters extinguish a burning car during New Year's eve celebrations in Lille (PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS) #
With air temperatures well below freezing, participants in the annual L Street Brownies' Polar Plunge take a swim in the ocean in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
Jesse Phillips celebrates being the first person to legally buy recreational marijuana at the BotanaCare store in Northglenn (RICK WILKING/REUTERS) #
Ice covers an apartment building which was destroyed by an explosion and a fire in Minneapolis (STAFF/REUTERS) #
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and family after his inauguration in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
A man jumps into a hole cut in the ice on the Ottawa River during the annual Great Canadian Chill polar bear dip in Ottawa (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) #
A woman, displaced as a result of religious violence, sits with her child on her hospital bed in Bossangao (ANDREEA CAMPEANU/REUTERS) #
People skate on New Year's Day at an ice rink set up at Warsaw's Old Town Market (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
Indian soldiers march as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi (ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERS) #
Israeli soldier stands guard under an Israeli national flag during a tour made by Israeli parliament members in the Jordan Valley near the Jewish settlement of Maale Efrayim (RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS) #
A boy rides on a tricycle along a damaged street in the besieged area of Homs (YAZAN HOMSY/REUTERS) #
A zoo worker counts penguins at a photocall for the annual stocktake at London Zoo in London (NEIL HALL/REUTERS) #
A girl, who lives at brick factory, carries bricks in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
People gather as firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs (KHALIL HASSAN/REUTERS) #
Stone-throwing Palestinians, wearing gas masks for protection, are silhouetted during clashes with Israeli soldiers after the funeral of Ali, near Nablus (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
New York City Police officers salute during the swearing in ceremony for William F. Bratton in New York (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
A helicopter from the Xue Long Chinese icebreaker unloads rescued passengers from the ice-bound Russian ship, Akademik Shokalskiy, in East Antarctica, in this handout courtesy of Fairfax's Australian Antarctic Division (HODA EMAM/REUTERS) #
A worker clears wet snow off a sidewalk with a squeegee in front of a billboard sign in Times Square in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
A woman makes a snow angel in the middle of Times Square in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
Waves crash over the promenade at hightide in Saundersfoot, in west Wales (REBECCA NADEN/REUTERS) #
Garment workers prepare petrol bombs during clashes with security forces in Phnom Penh (SAMRANG PRING/REUTERS) #
Woman holding her daughter cries after being released from Insein prison in Yangon (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
Palestinians carry the body of 16-year-old Adnan Abu Khater during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
An Omani cavalryman jumps with a horse-drawn cart at an annual Royal Cavalry show in Seeb (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
An inmate is escorted by riot policemen after a gunfight in the Tuxpan prison in Iguala (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
A woman fishes for trout through a hole in a frozen river in Hwacheon (KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS) #
People run on the beach to go in the water as they take their first bath in the North Sea to celebrate the arrival of the new year, in Ostende (LAURENT DUBRULE/REUTERS) #
Artist Decoste balances Sidenko on his shoulders during a dress rehearsal for Quidam, a show by Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Albert Hall in London (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
Participants show off their writing at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo (YUYA SHINO/REUTERS) #
A meteor streaks past stars during the annual Quadrantid meteor shower in Qingdao (CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS) #
Visitors jump for a picture in front of a large snow sculpture at the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in the northern city of Harbin (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
Activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) clash with activists of the Awami League in Rajshahi (STRINGER/BANGLADESH/REUTERS) #
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud al-Faisal listens as U.S. Secretary of State Kerry makes a statement to the press at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh (POOL/REUTERS) #
Soldiers guard the damaged airplane that was carrying Jose Manuel Mireles, head of Michoacan state's community police, after an accident in Aguacana (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Yuan Zai, the first Taiwan-born baby panda, climbs a wood log inside an enclosure as visitors take pictures at the Taipei City Zoo in Taipei (STRINGER/TAIWAN/REUTERS) #
A staff member adjusts sign as naked Chinese tattoo artist and model Wang shows off tattooed back during advertising shoot for PETA Asia, in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
Bulgarian men dance in the icy waters of the Tundzha river during a celebration for Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer (STOYAN NENOV/REUTERS) #
Indian soldiers take part in rehearsal for Republic Day parade amid fog on cold winter morning in New Delhi (AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS) #
A large wave crashes over the promenade at high tide in Aberystwyth, mid Wales (REBECCA NADEN/REUTERS) #
Believers burn dried oak branches on Orthodox Christmas Eve in front of the St. Sava temple in Belgrade (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
A man is silhouetted against the arctic sea smoke rising off Lake Michigan in Chicago (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
Sphozmay, 10, who was about to be used by the Taliban as a suicide bomber, sits next to a police officer at a police office in Helmand province (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Serbian Orthodox Priest Glisic prays on the eve of Orthodox Christmas, in the central Bosnian town of Zenica (DADO RUVIC/REUTERS) #
A woman walks through a gust of blowing snow in frigid cold temperatures though downtown Chicago (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
Three Minke whales are pictured on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru in what is claimed by Sea Shepherd Australia to be an internationally recognised whale sanctuary (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A miniature sculpture made by Chinese artist Li, which imitates Chinese painter Xu's painting of eight running horses, is displayed on his finger, to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in Yuyao (CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS) #
Participants march on the street during Alilo, a religious procession, to celebrate the Orthodox Christmas in Tbilisi (DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS) #
Ice forms on an abandoned dock structure in the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a Polar Vortex in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
A man carries a baby who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus (BASSAM KHABIEH/REUTERS) #
Jennifer Berry watches the sunset from a lifeguard chair at a beach on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis (ERIC MILLER/REUTERS) #
A participant flies a tiger shaped kite during the International Kite Festival in Mumbai (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
Newly recruited members of the Yemeni military police force participate in exercises at their barracks in Sanaa (Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS) #
Police detain an Orthodox activist in front of the Georgian Patriarchate in Tbilisi (DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS) #
Carol Duggan, aunt of Mark Duggan, gestures outside the High Court in London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
Frost forms around the face of woman walking outside in Minneapolis (ERIC MILLER/REUTERS) #
A model has his chest shaved backstage before the presentation of the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2014 collection in London (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a basketball game between former U.S. NBA basketball players and North Korean players of the Hwaebul team of the DPRK with Dennis Rodman at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium (KCNA/REUTERS) #
Sandra Bullock poses with her awards at the 2014 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles (KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/REUTERS) #
A long exposure photo shows star trails as Mount Sinabung volcano spews hot lava as seen from Jraya village in Karo district (RONI BINTANG/REUTERS) #
Indian soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi (AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS) #
Afghan girls walk on snow as they head home in Kabul (MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS) #
A body is carried away from the scene of a helicopter crash on the coast near the village of Cley next the Sea in Norfolk, eastern England (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
A commuter ferry navigates through the ice flow in the Hudson River between New Jersey and lower Manhattan in New York (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS) #
New Jersey Governor Christie gives news conference in Trenton (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
Producer Riza Aziz and cast members Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie arrive for U.K. Premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street in London (PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS) #
The giant inflatable Rubber Duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats on the Parramatta River, as part of the 2014 Sydney Festival (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
Edwards takes a meditative posture while posing for a friend's yoga fashion line in the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal in New York (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
Mount Sinabung volcano spews ash during an eruption, as seen from Berastepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province (BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS) #
Giant Panda cub Fu Bao sits on a tree stump in its enclosure at the zoo in Vienna (HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS) #
A school teacher, who wished to stay unidentified, attempts to catch snowflakes while leading her students to a library from school in the Harlem neighborhood of New York (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
Catholic pilgrims attend mass at the baptism site on Jordan River (MUHAMMAD HAMED/REUTERS) #
IMF handout shows International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaking with a boy during a visit to a primary school in Bamako (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
The skyline of New York City is shrouded in fog as boats ply the Hudson river that is choked with ice in Liberty City (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade gives the namaste gesture of greeting next to her father Uttam Khobragade upon her arrival at Maharashtra Sadan state guesthouse in New Delhi (STRINGER/INDIA/REUTERS) #

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