This Week in Pictures: Jan. 24-30
The news of the week for many New Yorkers was the superstorm that never was. But farther north in New England, winter storm Juno dumped more than 30 inches of snow in places in Massachusetts Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine.
Two Israeli soldiers were killed along the border of Syria and Lebanon by a missile fired by Hezbollah. In retaliation, Israel fired shells into Lebanon, killing a Spanish aid worker and raising concerns again that the tit-for-tat retaliations will continue.
In Ukraine, the conflict with Russia continued to escalate despite calls for a political solution, threatening to turn the battle for control of eastern Ukraine’s rebel-held cities into all-out war.
In Greece, the left-leaning Syriza party won elections on Sunday as the country seeks a way out of its precarious economic climate.
International heads of state, dignitaries and more than 300 Auschwitz survivors commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops in 1945.