Photos Of The 2015 Week 1

This week we have Belarusian wolves, snow-covered Roman ruins in Lebanon, rioting in Bahrain, the shooting and hostage crisis in Paris, scenes from the Dakar Rally, a New Year's fire in the Philippines, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A Hubble telescope photograph of the iconic Eagle Nebula's "Pillars of Creation" is seen in this NASA image released on January 6. By comparing 1995 and 2014 pictures, astronomers noticed a lengthening of a narrow jet-like feature that may have been ejected from a newly forming star. Over the intervening 19 years, this jet has stretched farther into space, across an additional 60 billion miles, at an estimated speed of about 450,000 miles per hour, according to a NASA news release. (Reuters/NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team) #
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South Korea's Army Special Warfare Command (SWC) soldiers aim their weapons in a frozen river during a winter exercise in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on January 8. About 200 SWC soldiers participated in this routine two-week winter drill. (Ahn Young-joon/AP) #
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A waterspout forms over the Mediterranean Sea as a passenger jet descents to land at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut on January 1. (Jamal Saidi/Reuters) #
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Reed stems stand covered with ice due to stormy winds and cold temperatures in Lake Latokep near Debrecen, 226 km east of Budapest, Hungary, on December 29, as sub-zero temperatures have prevailed over the whole country for the last couple of days. (MTI, Zsolt Czegledi/AP) #
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Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on January 6. (Amit Dave/Reuters) #
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A baby Hog Bawean deer playes with her family at Surabaya Zoo on January 9 in Surabaya, Indonesia. In the midst of prolonged internal management conflict over the treatment of animals, Surabaya Zoo starts the new year cheerfully with the presence of two new members, a baby Hog Bawean deer (Axis kuhlii) on January 1 and a baby Common Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) on January 2. (Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images) #
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A relative of a passenger looks out over the waters of the Java Sea near Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan on December 30 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Recovery operations continue for the lost AirAsia flight QZ 8501. Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore, with 162 people on board, lost contact with air traffic control at 7:24 a.m. local time on December 28. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) #
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People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris on January 7. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. (Thibault Camus/AP) #
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A woman holds a placard that reads "I am Charlie" during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, at Trafalgar Square in London January 7. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters) #
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Men jump into the waters of a lake in an attempt to grab a wooden cross on Epiphany Day in Sofia on January 6. Orthodox priests throughout the country bless the waters by throwing a cross into it as worshipers try to retrieve it. It is strongly believed that catching the cross brings health and prosperity to the person who captures it. (Stoyan Nenov/Reuters) #
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Slovenia's Peter Prevc soars during his second jump of the first stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany, on December 29. Prevc placed third. (Matthias Schrader/AP) #
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Members of the press, including NBC's Evan Dixon, face blowing snow caused by the Marine One helicopter as it landed on the South Lawn before picking up U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 7. (Larry Downing/Reuters) #
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Firefighters and residents train their hoses at the burning houses along a creek in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, during an early morning fire on January 1. A huge fire, believed to have been ignited by firecrackers, razed hundreds of shanties in the creekside slum Thursday in one of more than a dozen fires reported across the country as Filipinos welcomed the New Year. (Bullit Marquez/AP) #
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A man, who distributes discount vouchers for a nearby restaurant, wears a hat in the shape of an octopus at the outer part of the Tsukiji fish market, the Jogai Shijo, in Tokyo on January 4. The famous Tsukiji wholesale fish and seafood market, is scheduled to leave its fabled 80-year-old halls to move into bigger, more modern facilities next year ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The outer part of the market, the Jogai Shijo, that caters to the public will stay in its old place, but critics wonder about its chances for survival without the world's biggest fish trading place at its doorstep. (Thomas Peter/Reuters) #
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The cargo ship Hoegh Osaka lies on its side after being deliberately grounded on the Bramble Bank in the Solent estuary, near Southampton in southern England January 5. The vessel was deliberately run aground on Saturday evening after it began to list, according to its owners Hoegh Autoliners. (Peter Nicholls/Reuters) #
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Buggy driver Albert Llovera of Andorra drives during the 2nd stage of the Dakar Rally 2015, from Villa Carlos Paz to San Juan in Argentina on January 5. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters) #
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A man walks through sea foam created by storms, in the town of Portstewart on the Irish Coast on January 9. The foam, known as spume, is caused by dissolved organic matter being agitated by breaking waves next to the shore. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton) #
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People walk under the snow in Istanbul on January 6. Heavy snowfall descended on large parts of Turkey on Tuesday, snarling road and air traffic and leading to closures of schools, reports said. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A huge crowd of police fill 65th Street for the funeral of New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn on January 4. New York City police turned out in their thousands on Sunday for the funeral of the second of two officers murdered last month, but in a sign of persistent tensions with Mayor Bill de Blasio, hundreds turned their backs when he delivered his eulogy. (Mike Segar/Reuters) #
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Participants take part in the annual horn sledge (Hornschlitten) race on January 6 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Horn sledges were once used by alpine farmers to transport wood and hey down mountainsides in the winter. Today the race is a spectacle meant more for merriment than competition. (Philipp Guelland/Getty Images) #
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A Molotov cocktail which was thrown by protesters explodes on a riot police armored personnel carrier at a highway in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, Bahrain, on January 9. Several demonstrations calling for the release of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the al-Wefaq Islamic Society, and resulting in clashes with riot police, were held across the country, local media reported. Ali Salman was arrested on December 28. Salman's lawyer Abdulla al-Shamlawi told Reuters he had been formally charged by the public prosecutor with inciting a change of government by force, inciting hatred of a segment of society, inciting others to break the law and publicly insulting the Interior Ministry. (Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters) #
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Ukrainian servicemen sit atop armored personnel carriers (APC) during a ceremony to hand over weapons, military equipment and aircraft to the army at a firing range outside Zhytomyr on January 5. (Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters) #
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Charles Martinez looks over the partially frozen Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, on January 5. (Jim Young/Reuters) #
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Residents enjoy snow in front of the ruins of the Roman Temples of Bacchus at the historical ruins of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon on January 8. A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. (Ahmed Shalha/Reuters) #
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A U.S. soldier from Dragon Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment fires a Javelin missile system during their first training exercise of the new year near operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan on January 1. (Lucas JacksonReuters) #
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Soniya, 6, whose family moved to Islamabad from Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province to look for work, stands outside their house on the outskirts of Islamabad on January 1. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) #
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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" motorcycle rider performs during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi on January 8. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. (Adnan Abidi/Reuters) #
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People are led away from the scene as Police mobilize with reports of a hostage situation at Port de Vincennes on January 9 in Paris. According to reports at least five people were taken hostage in a kosher deli in the Port de Vincennes area of Paris. A huge manhunt for the two suspected gunmen in Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine entered its third day. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #
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French police forcibly stop young people on a scooter at gun point, as they arrive near the scene of a hostage-taking at a kosher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris on January 9. (Youssef Boudlal/Reuters) #
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Members of the French police special forces evacuate the hostages after launching the assault at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on January 9, where at least two people were shot dead that day during a hostage-taking drama at a Jewish supermarket in eastern Paris, official sources told AFP. According to several reports, the hostage takers were killed in the operation. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Fences and fields are covered with frost near the A6 highway, also known as the "Autoroute du Soleil (Highway of the Sun) near Dijon, France, on January 6. (Yves Herman/Reuters) #
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Kashmiri Muslims pray as they look towards a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, being displayed by a priest at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Eid-e- Milad, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet, in Srinagar, India, on January 9. (Dar Yasin/AP) #
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A coyote walks along the runway of a small desert airport during the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally 2015 between Chilecito, Argentina and Copiapo, Chile, as the sun sets on January 7. The race will finish on January 17, passing through Bolivia and Chile before returning to Argentina where it started. (Felipe Dana/AP) #
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A member of a historic club wearing 1812-era French army uniform fires his rifle, during an historic festival to mark the Russian Orthodox Christmas in St. Petersburg on January 7. (Dmitry Lovetsky/AP) #
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Belarusian Sergei Selekh plays with his 6-month-old tamed wolves on the outskirts of the village of Gaina, 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Belarus capital Minsk, on December 31. Selekh owns a farmstead, where sheep, wolves and an ethnographic museum serve as entertainment for guests. (Sergei Grits/AP) #

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