This Week in Pictures: Jan. 16-23
The U.S. started the work week off with a holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., and President Barack Obama addressed the nation in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. Controversy embroiled the NFL after a report revealed that 11 out of 12 footballs in a championship game were under-inflated, making them easier to handle in the game’s inclement weather. The team that won, the New England Patriots, will head to the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.
Around the world, Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to the Philippines, where he greeted multitudes of devoted Catholics. Meanwhile, tensions escalated in Yemen, as rebels overtook the presidential palace. Conflict also continued in Ukraine, as well as between Israel and Palestine.