Photos of the Week: 1/28–2/3

Widespread and varied protests in the United States, Romania, England, Mexico, and more, wildfires in Chile, a cat with bionic paws in Bulgaria, a “fire hose of lava” erupting from a Hawaiian sea cliff, Up Helly Aa in Shetland, and much more. [31 photos total]

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Sparks fly as Chinese dragon dancers perform at a fair at a local park on the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year on February 1, 2017, in Beijing, China. China is marking the year of the Fire Rooster. (Kevin Frayer / Getty) #
Pro-life activists gather for the National March for Life rally in Washington, DC, on January 27, 2017. (Aaron Bernstein / Reuters) #
Russian servicemen of the Northern Fleet's Arctic mechanized infantry brigade participate in a military drill on riding reindeer and dogsleds near the settlement of Lovozero outside Murmansk, Russia, on January 23, 2017. (Lev Fedoseyev / Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation / Reuters) #
A displaced Syrian, fleeing from Deir Ezzor city besieged by ISIS fighters, poses for a picture in a refugee camp in al-Hol, located some 14 kilometers from the Iraqi border in Syria's northeastern Hassakeh province, on February 1, 2017. (Delil Souleiman / AFP / Getty) #
An open lava stream pours out of a lava tube exit, approximately 70 feet up on a sea cliff, falling into the ocean below. Lava flowing from Kilauea has been entering the sea in this location since the start of the year, intensifying recently into a "fire hose" of airborne lava this week. The flow has subsided after a collapse on February 2. (Hawaiian Volcano Observatory / USGS) #
A rainbow over the mountains in the West Bank part of the Dead Sea, near the Israeli settlement of Ovnat, on January 28, 2017. (Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty) #
Barrett Martineau of Canada competes during the Men's Skeleton first run of the BMW IBSF World Cup at Olympiabobbahn Igls on February 3, 2017, in Innsbruck, Austria. (Matthias Hangst / Getty For IBSF) #
A US soldier is pictured during a welcome of the US Army's 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division for the inauguration of a bilateral military training of US and Polish Forces in support of the Atlantic Resolve operation in Zagan, Poland, on January 30, 2017. US troops are being deployed in Poland under Operation Atlantic Resolve. (Natalia Dobryszycka / AFP / Getty) #
Waves hit a train during heavy seas and high winds in Dawlish, England, on February 2, 2017. (Toby Melville / Reuters) #
The floral memorial on Bourke Street is removed on January 31, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Six people have now died and 37 were injured after a man deliberately drove his car into pedestrians in Bourke Street Mall on January 20. (Quinn Rooney / Getty) #
A client sits in a hair salon as barber Ramadan Edwan performs a technique that uses fire to straighten his hair, in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 1, 2017. (Mahmud Hams / AFP / Getty) #
Nearly 2,000 people float in a chain, setting a new Guinness world record for the most people floating while holding hands in Lake Epecuen, a salty lake, near Carhue, Argentina, on January 29, 2017. (Prensa Municipio Adolfo Alsina / Reuters) #
Horses run away from wildfires in Chile's south-central regions, in Portezuelo, Chile, on January 30, 2017. (Juan Gonzalez / Reuters) #
Nadiya Volkova, 24, grieves over the body of her mother Katya Volkova, 60, who was killed by shelling at around 7:30am as she walked to the store on February 1, 2017 in Avdiivka, Ukraine. The conflict with Russia-backed rebels has intensified dramatically in the front-line town over the past several days, leaving residents without heat or electricity in frigid temperatures. (Brendan Hoffman / Getty) #
Sima Azimi (center), a trainer at the Shaolin Wushu club, poses with her students after an exercise on a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan, on January 29, 2017. (Mohammad Ismail / Reuters) #
An international traveler arrives after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 30, 2017. (Brian Snyder / Reuters) #
Demonstrators march from the Mound to the Scottish Parliament to protest against President Trump's Muslim travel ban to the USA on January 30, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Mark Runnacles / Getty) #
An inmate looks from behind a cell door, at the Jilava prison, in Jilava, Romania, on January 31, 2017. Romania's government decriminalized official misconduct overnight on February 1, 2017, defying mass protests and warnings from prosecutors and the president that the move will reverse the country's fight against corruption. (Vadim Ghirda / AP) #
Pooh, a one-year-old cat, who lost his hind legs in an accident and has been given bionic paws, walks in a vet clinic in Sofia on January 31, 2017. Pooh, who is thought to have lost his legs in a car or train accident last April, is back on the prowl thanks to Bulgarian veterinary surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov. He is the first vet in Europe to successfully apply the pioneering method of Irish neuro-orthopedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick, who shot to fame in 2009 when making Oscar the first bionic cat by fitting him with new hind legs in Britain. (Nikolay Doychinov / AFP / Getty) #
A bonfire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos burns on Sproul Plaza on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in Berkeley, California, The event was canceled out of safety concerns after protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire. (Ben Margot / AP) #
Aerial view of the ice and snow covered harbor in St Andrae Woerdern, Austria, on February 2, 2017. (Harald Schneider, Helmut Fohringer / AFP / Getty) #
President Donald Trump walks around the Resolute desk during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2017, before the swearing in ceremony of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. (Carolyn Kaster / AP) #
People headed to Ellis Island look out at the Statue of Liberty as it stands in New York Harbor in the snow on January 31, 2017 in New York City. (Spencer Platt / Getty) #
A masked reveller looks out from a car during carnival celebrations in Ituren, Spain, on January 30, 2017. (Vincent West / Reuters) #
Participants make their way to complete the approximately five kilometer distance between Badacsony and Fonyod on the frozen lake Balaton during the Balaton cross slide event near Badacsony, 160 km southwest of Budapest, Hungary, on January 28, 2017. More than one thousand people made the trip by foot, skates, or sled. (Balazs Mohai / MTI via AP) #
Greenpeace activists climb the Golden Victoria monument on top of the Victory Column and install a banner "Breathless through the city" to protest against air pollution in Berlin, Germany, on January 31, 2017. (Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters) #
People attend a vigil in support of the Muslim community in Montreal, Quebec, on January 30, 2017. (Dario Ayala / Reuters) #
Flames are seen reflected in the helmet visor of a firefighter as he works to stop a forest fire in Paso El Leon, in Concepcion, Chile, on January 28, 2017. Emergency services have battled the flames non-stop for days with thousands of firefighters on the ground and helicopters and airplanes in the air. (Esteban Felix / AP) #
Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, inspect a grave of an unknown person discovered in Qanfudah, on the southern outskirts of Benghazi, after retaking it from ISIS fighters on January 28, 2017. Haftar has managed to retake a large part of the eastern coastal city from jihadists since Benghazi came under their control in 2014. But jihadists still control the central districts of Al-Saberi and Souq al-Hout. (Abdullah Doma / AFP / Getty) #
A participant walks between rows of tents lined up in the camping area during the Campus Party in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 1, 2017. Campus Party is an annual week-long, 24-hour technology festival that gathers hackers, developers, gamers and computer enthusiasts. (Andre Penner / AP) #
A farmer works in a rice paddy at sunset in Naypyitaw, Burma, on January 28, 2017. (Aung Shine Oo / AP) #

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