Photos Of 2016 Week 04

The burning of a Viking longboat during Up Helly Aa in the Shetland Islands, protests in Moldova, oil drilling rigs laid up in Scotland due to falling prices, nude statues hidden from Iran’s visiting president in Italy, a moonrise behind Toronto, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A sloth holds on to the post of a traffic barrier on a highway, in this handout photo provided by Ecuador's Transit Commission, in Quevedo, Ecuador on January 22, 2016. Transit police officers, who were patrolling the new highway found the sloth after it had apparently tried to cross the street and returned the animal to its natural habitat after a veterinarian found it to be in perfect condition, according to a press release. (Reuters) #
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at Farmington High School, on January 25, 2016, in Farmington, new Hampshire. (John Minchillo / AP) #
The moon rises over the Toronto city skyline as seen from Milton, Ontario, on January 23, 2016. (Mark Blinch / Reuters) #
Gael Monfils of France dives for a forehand in his fourth round match against Andrey Kuznestov of Russia during day eight of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. (Cameron Spencer / Getty) #
French riot police react as straw is blown at them from a straw spreader machine as they guard the entrance to a Carrefour hypermarket, in Le Mans, northwestern France, on January 27, 2016, during a demonstration of farmers against falling prices of dairy and meat products. Farmers unions are demanding distributors and major food companies pay more for produce and livestock. (Jean-Francois Monier / AFP / Getty) #
Plywood panels cover nude statues inside the Campidoglio, Capitol Hill, during a meeting between Italian Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in Rome, Italy, on January 25, 2016. (Giuseppe Lami / AP) #
A man touches the head of a monkey during a performance ahead of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey which falls on February 8, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on January 28, 2016. (Reuters) #
The town hall with the Mangia tower is seen in Siena, Italy, on January 29, 2016. (Max Rossi / Reuters) #
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers bow their heads during prayers for slain comrades at a memorial attended by Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta, Somalia's Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and Nigeria's Muhamadu Buhari, on January 27, 2016, for slain KDF soldiers killed in southwest Somalia's el-Adde region by al-Qaeda linked Somali based Islamists, al-Shabaab. (Tony Karumba / AFP / Getty) #
A lion sculpture installed by National Geographic Wild to highlight the threat to endangered big cats, stands in Trafalgar Square in London, England, on January 28, 2016. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters) #
A Femen activist, Sarah Constantin, hangs from a noose-like rope from a Paris bridge to call attention to the large number of executions in Iran as she stages a protest against visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Paris, on January 28, 2016. (Zacharie Scheurer / AP) #
A Russian Presidential Regiment soldier guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall in central Moscow, on January 27, 2016. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty) #
A Viking longboat burns during the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, on January 26, 2016. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight later in the evening. (Andy Buchanan / AFP / Getty) #
A house sits near the Revel Atlantic City, a casino and resort that opened in 2012 and closed in 2014, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on January 20, 2016. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for a state takeover of distressed gambling hub Atlantic City, according to media reports on January 26, 2016. (Shannon Stapleton / Reuters) #
Fans blow up Aston Villa balloons at the West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa match at the Hawthorns in West Bromwich, Sandwell, England, on January 23, 2016. (Andrew Boyers / Livepic / Action Images / Reuters) #
A malnourished child lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a therapeutic feeding center in a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on January 24, 2016. This child is one of millions of people across countries mired in conflict like Syria, Yemen and Iraq, gripped by hunger, struggling to survive with little help from the outside world. (Hani Mohammed / AP) #
Oil drilling rigs are parked up in the Cromarty Firth near Invergordon, Scotland, on January 27, 2015. Falling prices have reduced demand for drilling work in the North Sea and has led to the laying up of the rigs. (Reuters) #
A reveler dressed as a devil holds a stick with fireworks during traditional "Correfocs" (fire runs) to mark the end of the local festivities in Palma, on the Spain's Balearic Island of Mallorca, on January 24, 2016. "Correfocs" are traditional celebrations in eastern Spain with people dressed as dancing devils while lighting fireworks among crowds of spectators. (Enrique Calvo / Reuters) #
Faithful greet Pope Francis as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, on January 27, 2016. (Tony Gentile / Reuters) #
A child descends one of 10 lanes made for snow tubing at the Campgaw Mountain Ski Area, on January 27, 2016, in Mahwah, New Jersey, (Julie Jacobson / AP) #
A wolverine makes its first public appearance at the Animal Park of Sainte-Croix in Rhodes, France on January 28, 2016. (Frederick Florin / AFP / Getty) #
Sparks of electricity emanating from a Tesla coil are seen during a show, devoted to scientist Nikola Tesla at the Mendeleyevskaya metro station in Moscow, Russia, on January 24, 2016. (Maxim Shemetov / Reuters) #
Carolina Panthers players celebrate during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship football game at Bank of America Stadium, on January 24, 2016. (USA Today Sports / Reuters) #
A man walks under the Manhattan bridge in Brooklyn on the first workday following a blizzard that set a new single-day record for snowfall in both New York and Washington D.C. on January 25, 2016. (Spencer Platt / Getty) #
A man carries a television away from a fire in a slum area next to railway tracks in Kampung Bandan, North Jakarta, Indonesia January 26, 2016. According to local media, the fire destroyed approximately 100 wooden dwellings, built along a busy railway line. No casualties were reported. (Beawiharta / Reuters) #
In this picture taken through a car window, a single-engine plane lies on a highway after an emergency landing near the town of Sergiev Posad, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of central Moscow, Russia, on January 23, 2016. The aircraft made an emergency landing on one of the main highways leading out of Moscow, straddling the rail that separates north- and southbound traffic. No injuries were reported in the Saturday afternoon incident. (Alexey Myakishev / AP) #
Israel's U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon (left) speaks during a press briefing as a reporter holds a doll that Danon brought to the briefing that he said was part of a shipment that Israel recently stopped of "thousands of dolls dressed as terrorists, with stones in hand, destined for children in the West Bank" before a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Middle East at U.N. headquarters in New York, on January 26, 2016. (Mike Segar / Reuters) #
A vendor waits for customers while displaying tropical fish for sale on the roadside of Islamabad's highway, Pakistan, on January 27, 2016. (Anjum Naveed / AP) #
A balloon flies during the 38th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland, on January 23, 2016. For nine days balloonists from 15 countries take part in the ballooning event in the Swiss mountain resort famous for ideal flight conditions due to an exceptional microclimate. (Denis Balibouse / Reuters) #
Palestinians fall from a collapsing shop roof during the funeral of seven Hamas gunmen who were killed when a tunnel collapsed close to the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel in Gaza City, on January 29, 2016. (Suhaib Salem / Reuters) #
A member of the public takes a photograph of one of the three Sperm Whales, which were found washed ashore near Skegness over the weekend, as it lays on the beach on January 25, 2016 in Skegness, England. The whales are thought to have been from the same pod as another animal that was found on Hunstanton beach in Norfolk on Friday. (Dan Kitwood / Getty) #
New York State Police troopers are silhouetted in a glass screen at the State Street entrance to the state Capitol on January 27, 2016, in Albany, New York, (Mike Groll / AP) #
A dog runs on the frozen surface of the Yenisei River in Taiga area, with the air temperature at about minus 28 degrees Celsius (minus 18.4 degrees Fahrenheit), outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, on January 28, 2016. (Ilya Naymushin / Reuters) #
A Moldovan army general watches demonstrators during a large protest in Chisinau, Moldova, on January 24, 2016. More than 15,000 people gathered to protest against the government, demanding early elections in the impoverished East European nation, an action that comes after demonstrators stormed Parliament last week as lawmakers approved a new pro-European government. (Vadim Ghirda / AP) #
Syrian refugee Amneh Hassan, 9, collects wood to be used for heating at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, on January 23, 2016. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) #

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