This Week in Pictures: Jan. 10-16
The world continued to reel in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the offices of the French publication Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people last week. Funerals were held for four Jewish victims killed by a gunman in a kosher supermarket hostage crisis in Paris. French citizens and those around the globe showed solidarity through the now-widespread use of the phrase “Je suis Charlie.”
Greece prepared for snap elections that will take place on Jan. 25. The vote will likely be critical in determining the economic future of the unstable country.
Pope Francis visited the Philippines, the first time the leader of the Catholic church has visited the country since 1995. In California’s Yosemite National Park, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson successfully completed a free climb of the El Capitan rock formation’s Dawn Wall, considered to be the most difficult climb in the world.