Photos Of 2016 Week 03

Taiwan’s first woman president, an ice-covered grain silo in Iowa (for ice climbing), migrants continued arrivals in Europe despite harsh weather conditions, a visit to a ski resort in Iran, testing a spacesuit in France, a virtual reality world premiere event in Switzerland, an abandoned Pentagon in China, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A military instructor helps a boy to shoot a weapon loaded with blanks at an exhibition during a military show in St.Petersburg, Russia, on January 17, 2016. (Dmitry Lovetsky / AP) #
An Indian worker paints the hand of a huge clay model of a tribal woman on the Indian state of Karnataka's tableau for Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, India, on January 22, 2016. (Manish Swarup / AP) #
Ice encases a statue at the Fountain of the Place de la Concorde on a cold winter day in Paris, France, on January 20, 2016. (Philippe Wojazer / Reuters) #
An aerial view of Shanghai Pentagonal Mart in Huinan Town of Pudong District on January 20, 2016, in Shanghai, China. A Pentagonal markett in Shanghai, a complex resembling the Pentagon in the US, has become the largest vacant building in Shanghai. Completed in 2009 with a total area of about 500,000 square meters, the Shanghai Pentagonal Mart has been left vacant mainly because of its location and confusing inner structures. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty) #
A jay flies to a corncob in the forest on the outskirts of Novogrudok, 150 km (93 miles) west of the capital Minsk, Belarus, on January 17, 2016. (Sergei Grits / AP) #
A vehicle is blown up during a course on blast scene investigation near Hua Hin, Thailand, on January 17, 2016. (Jorge Silva / Reuters) #
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen talks to the media after she voted in New Taipei City on January 16, 2016. She won the election, beating the nearest candidate by a margin of 25 percentage points, becoming Taiwan’s first female president—an outcome thought to be likely to end eight years of closer China ties. (Philippe Lopez / AFP / Getty) #
A man throws hot water into the air in subzero temperatures, standing on the frozen Songhuajiang River in Harbin, China, on January 21, 2016. (Tao Zhang / NurPhoto / Corbis) #
A member of the Afghan police force takes part in drills during a training exercise at a military training center for border police in Herat on January 18, 2016. (Aref Karimi / AFP / Getty) #
Mechanic I Wayan Sumardana, also known as Tawan, uses what he calls a "robotic" arm he said he made himself, while welding a client's motorbike part at his garage in the village of Nyuh Tebel in Bali, Indonesia, on January 21, 2015. Tawan claimed that he built the device using mostly recycled materials to help him move his left arm after suffering paralysis six months ago. (Nyoman Budhiana / Antara Photo Agency / Reuters) #
A woman rides a horse through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, on January 16, 2016. According to tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires. (Susana Vera / Reuters) #
Participants attend the 'Collisions. A Virtual Reality World Premiere' event at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on January 21, 2016. (Ruben Sprich / Reuters) #
Ice crystals cover the petals of a rose on January 18, 2016 in Cologne, Germany. (Federico Gambarini / AFP / Getty) #
A visitor views pigeons on display during the British Homing World show of the year at Blackpool's Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England, on January 17, 2016. (Andrew Yates / Reuters) #
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz sits in his vehicle and looks at his mobile phone before a campaign rally in Hollis, New Hampshire, on January 20, 2016. (Brian Snyder / Reuters) #
A barn painted with the U.S. flag in a snow-covered field in Kanawha, Iowa, on January 16, 2016. Iowa will be the first state to hold its primary, with both Democratic and Republican events being held February 1, 2016. (Jim Young / Reuters) #
Children wearing monkey costumes play before a performance of "Shehuo" festival, ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year, in Hancheng, Shaanxi Province, China, on January 16, 2016. (Reuters) #
Iranian skiers are reflected in the goggles of a skier at Dizin Ski Resort, 45 miles (72 km) north of the capital Tehran, Iran, on January 15, 2016. Every weekend, the resort in the Alborz mountain range, north of Tehran, draws hundreds of skiers from the capital and other towns. (Ebrahim Noroozi / AP) #
A juvenile Japanese wild monkey known as a "snow monkey" tries to eat snowflakes in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in Yamanouchi town, Nagano prefecture, Japan on January 18, 2016. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP / Getty) #
A view of a sports hall destroyed by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa on January 19, 2016. (Khaled Abdullah / Reuters) #
A man makes traditional candy "Matang" in preparation for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yuqing County, Zunyi, Guizhou Province, China, on January 18, 2016. (Reuters) #
Orthodox believers plunge in icy water in the Dnipro River during the celebration of the Epiphany in Kiev, Ukraine, on January 19, 2016. Orthodox believers celebrate the holiday of the Epiphany on January 19, and traditionally bathe in holes cut through thick ice on rivers and ponds to cleanse themselves with water deemed holy for the day. (Efrem Lukatsky / AP) #
Alleged ISIS fighters stand handcuffed while being presented to the media at a police headquarter in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, on January 20, 2016. Afghan police said they arrested four alleged Islamic state fighters and two Taliban militants with their weapons during an operation in Behsood district of Nangarhar province. (Noorullah Shirzada / AFP / Getty) #
Arnaud Prost, an aeronautics and space engineer at France's Compagnie Maritime d'Expertises, or Comex, tests the "Gandolfi 2" underwater training suit for spacewalks, on January 20, 2016 in the Calanques region of Marseille. The underwater suit, developed with the European Space Agency, is designed for training astronauts underwater to simulate microgravity for the astronaut's extravehicular activities, (Boris Horvat / AFP / Getty) #
An ice climber swings from a rope while descending from a silo covered in ice in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on January 17, 2016. The owners have connected hoses to the top of the silo and spray it with water in winter months to freeze the exterior for climbing. (Jim Young / Reuters) #
A man stands inside an incomplete mud house built with disposable plastic bottles at the Developmental Association of Renewable Energies' project site in Sabon Yelwa near Jaji, on the outskirts of Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna, on January 20, 2016. (Akintunde Akinleye / Reuters) #
A specialist fumigates the Nueva Esperanza graveyard in the outskirts of Lima on January 15, 2016. Health officials fumigated the largest cemetery in Peru and second largest in the world, seeking to control mosquitoes—carriers of the Chikunguya and Zika viruses, which affect several South American countries. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP / Getty) #
A woman photographs the snow-covered summit cross on Grosser Arber mountain near Bayerisch Eisenstein, Germany, on January 21, 2016. (Armin Weigel / Corbis) #
Migrants walk along a road after crossing the border from Macedonia, at Miratovac, Serbia, on January 17, 2016. Refugees and migrants continue to make the perilous journey to Europe from Africa and the Middle East, despite the colder, harsher winter weather. (Marko Djurica / Reuters) #
A Kashmiri Muslim demonstrator throws a stone towards Indian police (unseen) during a protest in Srinagar on January 21, 2016. Clashes between Indian police and Kashmir Muslim demonstrators broke out after a protest which was organised by the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a Kashmiri separatist party, to mark the anniversary of the killings of at around 50 people allegedly by Indian security forces during a protest on January 21, 1990, demonstrators said. (Danish Ismail / Reuters) #
A snowy soccer match during the Ladbrokes Scottish Championship in Glasgow’s Ibrox Stadium in Scotland, on January 16, 2016. (Graham Stuart / Action Images / Reuters) #
A man holding an infant stands on the balcony of a damaged house, after curfew ended in the southeastern Turkish town of Silopi on January 19, 2016. Turkey is waging an all-out offensive against the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), with military operations backed by curfews aimed at flushing out rebels from several southeastern urban centers. (Ilyas Akengin / AFP / Getty) #
Saleh Futhi, 35, from Iraq, swims towards a Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship operating off the Greek island of Agathonisi, Dodecanese, southeastern Agean Sea, after he toppled from a raft en route to Greece overnight on January 16, 2016. He was among 48 migrants and refugees rescued near Agathonisi Island. (Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP / Getty) #
A dog rushes at a horse as it slips on the icy road during the Kolyada holiday celebrations in the village of Martsiyanauka, Belarus, on January 21, 2016. (Sergei Gapon / AFP / Getty) #
A member of the Taiwanese honor guard takes part in a change of duty ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, on January 15, 2016. (Ng Han Guan / AP) #

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