Photos of the Week: 1/7–1/13

The Wolf Moon rises over England, Ballroom dancing in Tokyo, President Barack Obama bids farewell in Chicago, protests during senate confirmation hearings in Washington, DC, the Dakar Rally in Argentina, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A runner with his face covered with hoarfrost competes during the traditional half Marathon amateur competition marking the Orthodox Christmas Day festivities, with the air temperature at about minus 24 degrees Celsius (minus 11.2 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on January 7, 2017. (Ilya Naymushin / Reuters) #
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Workers stand by a flood-damaged train line in Bang Saphan district in Prachuap Khiri province, Thailand, on January 11, 2017 (Reuters) #
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A man dressed as a tree takes part in 'La Vijanera', a winter masquerade at the beginning of carnival season in Europe, in Silio, northern Spain, on January 8, 2017. (Vincent West / Reuters) #
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A full moon rises behind U.S. Border Patrol agent Josh Gehrich as he sits atop a hill while on patrol near Jacumba, California, on November 14, 2016. Photo released by Reuters on January 11. (Mike Blake / Reuters) #
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A multiple exposure image of Sverre Lunde Pedersen of Norway, competing in the 10000m Mens Allround Race on Day Three of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships held at the Thialf on January 8, 2017, in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty) #
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Rats drink milk donated by Hindu devotees inside the Karni Mata temple, where thousands of rats are fed, protected and worshipped throughout the year, in Deshnoke near Bikaner, in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, India, on January 13, 2017. (Himanshu Sharma / Reuters) #
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Ice floes float in the water of the River Danube nearby the parliament building of Budapest on January 10, 2017. (Attila Kisbenedek / AFP / Getty) #
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President Barack Obama awards Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a tribute to Biden at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty) #
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First lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during a ceremony honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year in the East Room of the White House on January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. These were the last public remarks by the first lady during her husband Barack Obama's presidency. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty) #
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President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he delivers his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, on January 10, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) #
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A so-called wolf moon rises over Glastonbury Tor on January 11, 2017 in Somerset, England. In some parts of the world, the January full moon is nicknamed the wolf moon, which dates back to the days when native American tribes gave names to each month's full moon to help keep track of the seasons. (Matt Cardy / Getty) #
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Drummers pose after performing "A Flourish of Hundreds Drums" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 8, 2017. In the event, a total of 388 drummers performed together the 24 Festive Drums, a popular performance in Malaysia in which groups of drummers beat 24 drums that represent 24 solar terms in the lunar calendar. (Lim Huey Teng / AP) #
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Law enforcement officers move in to verify the identity of people in this field just outside the airport perimeter following a shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on January 6, 2017. (Andrew Innerarity / Reuters) #
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An Indonesian policeman buys a drink as he stands guard near a razorwire barrier outside a court at the blasphemy trial of Jakarta's incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 10, 2017. (Beawiharta / Reuters) #
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A mud-covered boy catches his breath after wrestling in the fields for the hessian Hood during the junior Haxey Hood game at Haxey Village on January 6, 2017 in Doncaster, England. The origins of the ancient game of Haxey Hood goes back hundreds of years to the 14th century. Lady de Mowbray was out riding towards Westwoodside on the hill that separates it from the village of Haxey, when her silk riding hood was blown away by the wind, farm workers in the field rushed to help and chased the hood eventually it was caught by one of the men, but being too shy to hand it back to the lady, he gave it to one of the others to hand back to her. She thanked the farm worker who had returned the hood and said that he had acted like a Lord, whereas the worker who had actually caught the hood was a Fool. The act of chivalry and the resulting chase amused her so much she donated 13 acres of land on condition that the chase for the hood would be re-enacted each year. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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A man climbs an artificial wall of ice in the city of Liberec, Czech Republic, on January 12, 2017. (David W Cerny / Reuters) #
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Humanoid robot Jia Jia, created by a team of engineers from the University of Science and Technology of China, is carried by workers following a presentation at a conference in Shanghai on January 9, 2017. Jia Jia can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily life-like robot heralds a future of cyborg labour in China. (Johannes Eisele / AFP / Getty) #
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A picture taken on January 8, 2017 shows a vortex ring of smoke rising after a car bomb exploded in eastern Mosul, Iraq, during an ongoing military operation against ISIS militants. Elite Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul reached the Tigris River that splits the city in two for the first time, a spokesman said. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP / Getty) #
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A protester shouts, "No Trump, No KKK, No fascist USA" as he is hauled out of the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next U.S. Attorney General in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, on January 10, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty) #
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The Parthenon temple is seen atop of the snow-covered Acropolis hill in Athens, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Snow closed schools in the capital, as added pressure on the government to speed up winter preparations for thousands of refugees living in camps around the country. (Antonis Nikolopoulos / Eurokinissi via AP) #
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Milan Engel of the Czech Republic and KTM rides a 450 Rally Replica KTM bike in the Classe 2.1 : Super Production during stage three of the 2017 Dakar Rally between San Miguel de Tucuman and San Salvador de Jujuy on January 4, 2017 in Argentina. (Dan Istitene / Getty) #
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Shinto believers of the Teppozu Inari Shrine pray as they bath in cold water to purify their souls and bodies during a New Year's event in Tokyo on January 8, 2017. Some 100 Shinto believers took part in the annual new year purification event. (Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty) #
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Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire missile toward ISIS militants during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in Somer district of eastern Mosul, Iraq, on January 11, 2017. (Alaa Al-Marjani / Reuters) #
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People hold candles during the procession of "Lumineri" on January 7, 2017 in the harbor of Cannobio, on Maggiore Lake, Italy. The "night of the Lumineri" is a traditional religious procession, started in 1522, dedicated to the Passion of Jesus Christ. (Marco Bertorello / AFP / Getty) #
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Palestinians show their skills on the beach during sunset in Gaza City on January 10, 2017. (Mahmud Hams / AFP / Getty) #
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A North Korean traffic police woman dressed in winter uniform stands on duty at a road intersection on January 10, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Wong Maye-E / AP) #
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A tanker battles through heavy seas as it enters the River Mersey near Liverpool, England, on January 11, 2017. (Phil Noble / Reuters) #
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Iraqi security forces detain a suspected ISIS fighter during a military operation on the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, on January 12, 2017. (Khalid Mohammed / AP) #
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Palestinian children play marbles in a street in Gaza City on January 11, 2017. (Mohammed Abed / AFP / Getty) #
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A commercial airliner flies over Kuwait City on January 11, 2017, after taking off from Kuwait's International Airport. (Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP / Getty) #
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Turkish police officers point their weapons at a man lying on the ground after they shot him outside a Turkish police station in Gaziantep on January 10, 2017. A man suspected of trying to force his way into a Turkish police station in a city near the Syrian border was shot dead on january 10, local officials said. An officer was lightly wounded in the shootout at a security checkpoint outside the police headquarters in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the governor's office said in a statement. (AFP / Getty) #
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A picture shows wind turbines as the sun sets in Nantes, France, on January 6, 2017. (Loic Venance / AFP / Getty) #
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A man practices ballroom dancing during a lunch break in Tokyo's business district on January 11, 2017. (Shuji Kajiyama / AP) #
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Mourners attend the funeral of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjanii on January 10, 2017, in Tehran, Iran. Rafsanjani, who was 82, was a pivotal figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979, served as president from 1989 to 1997. (Majid Saeedi / Getty) #
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A Theyyam artiste dressed as the Hindu goddess Nagakali is seen backstage before a performance during a tourism promotion event in Bengaluru, India, on January 12, 2017. (Abhishek Chinnappa / Reuters) #

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