This Week in Pictures: Dec. 27-Jan. 2
The world rang in 2015 with celebrations across the globe this week. As fireworks splashed across skylines from Sydney to San Francisco, revelers took stock of the past year and made resolutions for the next.
In Shanghai, New Year’s celebrations turned deadly after a stampede killed 36 people. And the families of the passengers and crew on the AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea mourned their loved ones as recovery efforts continued.
Thousands of New York police officers turned out in support of one of their slain comrades at the funeral for Rafael Ramos, who was gunned down while patrolling in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn on Dec. 20. Since the killings, which also claimed the life of NYPD officer Wenjian Liu, Mayor Bill de Blasio has faced harsh criticism from his police force – a sentiment made clear when a number of officers turned their back on him when he spoke at the funeral.