This Week in Pictures: Feb. 7-13
The conflict in Ukraine continued to ramp up this week, as Russian President Vladimir Putin met with leaders from Ukraine, France and Germany to negotiate an end to fighting between Russian-back separatists and government forces in the eastern Ukraine.
Airstrikes and shelling continued to ravage parts of Damascus, while the family of Kayla Mueller confirmed the death of the American aid worker, and the last-known American hostage held by Islamic State militants.
In the U.S., the capital murder trial of former Marine Eddie Ray Routh began. Routh is charged with murdering Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was credited with the most kills of any U.S. sniper, and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield in 2013.
And on the east coast, people braced for more wintery weather, with frigid temperatures and more snow expected over the weekend.