This Week in Pictures: Jan. 3-9

  • A Salvadoran firefighter sprays water at a Las Cascadas shopping mall after a fire broke out inside, in Antiguo Cuscatlan, Jan. 3, 2015. The fire partially destroyed the Las Cascadas shopping mall and 12 people were treated for smoke inhalation. According to local media, firefighters, emergency personnel and policemen worked to control the fire for three hours.
  • Participants covered in colored powder celebrate after running the Color Manila Run in Taguig City, metro Manila, Jan. 4, 2015. Hundreds of runners joined the annual event, which aims to promote a healthier lifestyle.
  • Spectators watch a competitor jump during Day One of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup HS 106 Team Competition on Jan. 3, 2015 in Schonach, Germany.
  • Kashmiri Muslim women pray during the festival of Eid-e-Milad at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar, Jan. 4, 2015. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Sunday morning thronged to the shrine of Hazratbal, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammad, to celebrate Eid-e-Milad or the Prophet’s birth anniversary.
  • Widow Pei Xia Chen reacts while clutching a photo of slain New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu as his casket departs his funeral in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Jan. 4, 2015. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio appealed for reconciliation on Sunday in his eulogy for the second of two police officers murdered last month, two deaths that led to accusations the mayor had contributed to an anti-police climate.
  • A salvage tug lights the hull of the stricken Hoegh Osaka cargo ship after it ran aground on a sand bank in the Solent on Jan. 4, 2015 in Cowes, England. The cargo ship ran aground on Bramble Bank after leaving Southampton bound for Germany. All 25 crew members were rescued overnight.
  • Law enforcement officers stand, with some turning their backs, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on a monitor outside the funeral for NYPD officer Wenjian Liu in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Jan. 4, 2015. Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from across the country gathered on Sunday for the funeral of the second of two New York City policemen killed last month in an ambush that galvanized critics of Mayor de Blasio.
  • People gather at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home for the wake of former Governor of New York Mario Cuomo, in the Manhattan borough of New York, Jan. 5, 2015.
  • Bijayini Satpathy, top, and Surupa Sen perform two duets at the Chennai Dance Festival at the Music Academy in Chennai, India, Jan. 5, 2015. The classical dance idiom of Odissi, which has roots going back 2,000 years, was performed at the weeklong festival by some of the finest dance artists in the world.
  • Geese with Christmas decorations are paraded through the streets in Madrid, Jan. 5, 2015. The traditional parade marks the eve of the Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrating the story of the three wise men believed to have followed a bright star to offer gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem.
  • Stephane Le Foll, ministre de l’Agriculture, Porte parole du Gouvernement, dans la salle des fetes du palais de l’Elysee.
  • A construction worker walks up the staircase of a so-called container village for refugees which is partially under construction in the district of Koepenick in Berlin, Jan. 5, 2015. The containers were built as temporary living quarters for the rising numbers of refugees applying for asylum in the German capital.
  • A child looks out a school bus window as it passes the St. Ignatius Loyola Church during the funeral service for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo in the Manhattan borough of New York, Jan. 6, 2015. Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on Jan. 1 at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.
  • A woman cries as she mourns her relative, a victim of a stampede during the new year celebrations on the Bund, in Shanghai, Jan. 6, 2015. Chinese state media and the public criticized the government and police on Friday for failing to prevent the stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and dented the city’s image as modern China’s global financial hub.
  • Band members of the Indian security forces rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, Jan. 6, 2015. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on Jan. 26.
  • A member of a search and rescue team on board an Indonesian Air Force Super Puma helicopter wears protective clothing while on a search mission for debris and bodies from AirAsia flight QZ8501 off the coast of Central Kalimantan, Jan. 6, 2015.
  • A Palestinian boy looks through nylon sheet covering his family tent in the West Bank Beduin village of Farsiyah,in the northern Jordan Valley, Jan. 6, 2015. With memories still fresh of the Holy Land’s worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday.
  • A woman (C) cries as she mourns her relative, a victim who was killed in a stampede during the new year celebrations on the bund, in Shanghai, Jan. 5, 2015. Chinese state media and the public criticised the government and police on Friday for failing to prevent the stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and dented the city’s image as modern China’s global financial hub.
  • A girl from the shanty town settlement of El Gallinero carries presents she received from the Three Wise Men in a bag after a distribution of donated toys, organised by community advocates, in Madrid, Jan. 5, 2015. Several hundred Romanian gypsies live in precarious conditions, without running water or sewage services, in El Gallinero on the outskirts of Madrid.
  • A worker walks up the stairs on the side of an oil tank at the Total refinery in Grandpuits, near Paris, Jan. 6, 2015. Global oil markets slumped on Tuesday for a fourth straight day, still seeking a bottom with crude prices at their lowest since spring 2009 on mounting worries about a global supply glut.
  • Visitors take pictures while Beluga whales and their trainers present “The heart of Ocean” show at the Harbin Polarland in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Jan. 6, 2015. The polar land themed park combining animal shows and polar land sights has had increased visitors during the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, the park said.
  • A protester, holding a Bahraini flag, confronts a riot police armoured personnel carrier in an attempt to stop it from entering the village of Bilad Al Qadeem south of Manama, Jan. 6, 2015.
  • Former United States President Bill Clinton arrives for Mario Cuomo’s funeral at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York, Jan. 6, 2015. Cuomo, 82, died in his Manhattan home on Jan 1, 2015, hours after his son New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was inaugurated for a second term.
  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (not pictured) administers the oath of office to members of the 114th Congress after being re-elected speaker on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2015.
  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), as he holds the gavel after being re-elected speaker on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2015.
  • People attend a Christmas service at Christ the Savior cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 6, 2015. The Russian Orthodox church celebrates Christmas according to the Julian calendar.
  • New York State Police Troopers stand outside St. Ignatius Loyola Church during the funeral service for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo in the Manhattan borough of New York, Jan. 6, 2015.
  • Fanthawa Sesay of Sierra Leone who is seeking asylum attends a news conference in an abandoned house in Brussels where asylum seekers are squatting Jan. 7, 2015. Asylum seekers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, who fear being sent back to their homelands where they could be at risk of catching the deadly Ebola disease, urged the Belgian government to allow them to stay in the country until the epidemic is over.
  • A person rides a motorbike on a snow-covered street at night on Jan. 7, 2015 in Ankara. Heavy snowfall descended on large parts of Turkey on Jan. 6, snarling road and air traffic and leading to closures of schools, reports said.
  • Cars drive over a bridge during a winter storm in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Jan. 7, 2015. A fierce winter storm lashing the east coast of the Mediterranean led authorities in various countries of the region to take precautionary measures.
  • Russian Cossacks, dressed in a traditional uniform, guard the territory outside the Kazan Cathedral, where an Orthodox Christmas service is held, under a heavy snowfall in Stavropol, southern Russia, Jan. 7, 2015. Most Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar on Jan. 7, two weeks after most western Christian churches that abide by the Gregorian calendar.
  • Customers queue at the entrance to El Corte Ingles department store before the doors are open on the first day of the winter sales on Jan. 7, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish labor market has finally begun to see areas of recovery in 2014.
  • Pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow umbrellas, symbols of the Occupy Central movement, meet journalists after leaving a Legislative Council meeting to boycott the government in Hong Kong, Jan. 7, 2015.
  • An injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting, at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s office, in Paris, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping, police and a witness said. The weekly has previously drawn condemnation from Muslims.
  • People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper’s editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France’s deadliest terror attack in living memory.
  • A sombre French President Francis Hollande arrives at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Jan. 7, 2014 following a shooting that left twelve dead. On the right, wearing glasses, is Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister of the Interior.
  • Giant panda cub “Yuanzai” rests at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Jan. 7, 2014. The cub, born on July 6, 2013, is the first baby of a pair of giant pandas named “Tuan Tuan” and “Yuan Yuan”, who were given as a goodwill gift to Taiwan by China.
  • A storm makes its way across Israel, with strong winds, rain, and snow fall in parts of the country. A person watches as waves crash on the Mediterranean sea in the port of Tel Aviv, on Jan. 7, 2015.
  • French police officers stand guard near the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, Jan. 7, 2015. The office of Paris Prosecutor of the Republic confirmed at least 12 people were killed on Wednesday in a shooting at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper.
  • A woman holds a placard that reads, “I am Charlie”, during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, at Trafalgar Square in London, Jan. 7, 2015. Hooded gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine known for lampooning Islam and other religions, shooting dead at least 12 people, including two police officers, in the worst militant attack on French soil in decades. 
  • A Palestinian Boy Look from the cloth slot at a United Nations (UN) run school sheltering Palestinians, whose houses were destroyed in the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, during a winter storm in Gaza City on Jan. 7, 2014. Hundreds of schools were closed across Israel and the Palestinian territories as a major winter storm gripped the region, with snow expected in Jerusalem later in the day.
  • People gather at Union Square in reaction to the terrorist attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 7, 2015 in New York City. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, after gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo.
  • Members of the media are hit with snow gusts caused by the landing of Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Jan. 7, 2015. President Barack Obama is traveling to the Detroit area to speak to workers at Ford automotive plant.
  • French riot officers patrol in Longpont, north of Paris, France, Jan. 8, 2015. Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. 
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks to her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pelosi discussed legislative priorities for the House Democratic caucus during the press conference. 
  • The view of the sea near the coastal city of Limassol is seen in the background through the fir trees after four-days of heavy snow on Troodos mountain, in Cyprus, Jan. 8, 2015. Cyprus is in the grip of a mid-winter storm bringing heavy rains, low temperatures and snow in the Troodos mountain range. 
  • A security personnel stands guard during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, Jan. 8, 2015. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on Jan. 26. 
  • A woman holding a pencil cries as she gathers in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Jan. 8, 2015 during a minute of silence for victims of the shooting at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday.
  • Armed security forces flew overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, Jan. 9, 2015. French security forces swarmed this small industrial town northeast of Paris Friday in an operation to capture a pair of heavily armed suspects in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper.
  • French police officers gather near a hostage-taking situation at a kosher market, visible in the background, in Paris, Jan. 9, 2015. Terrorists linked to each other seized hostages at two locations around Paris on Friday, facing off against hundreds of French security forces as the city shut down a famed Jewish neighborhood and scrambled to protect residents and tourists from further attacks. 
  • Children waited inside the Henri Dunand school before being moved to a safe location to be picked up by their parents in Dammartin-en-Goele, 19 miles northeast of Paris, France, Jan. 9, 2015. French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris. 
  • A screengrab taken from an AFP TV video shows a general view of members of the French police special forces launching the assault at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on Jan. 9, 2015.
  • Members of the French police special forces evacuate the hostages after launching the assault at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on Jan. 9, 2015.
  • A helicopter flies over Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, where two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in Paris were cornered by police on Jan. 9, 2015. Explosions were heard at the site where the hostage drama unfolded at a printing business in the small town of Dammartin-en-Goele, seven miles from Paris’s main Charles de Gaulle airport, journalists reported. 

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As the week came to a close, Paris continued to be gripped by unprecedented crisis. The two suspects in Wednesday’s deadly shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo were killed after police stormed a building outside Paris Friday. At the same time, paramilitary police raided a kosher supermarket in Paris where a suspected gunman connected to the Charlie Hebdo suspects had taken people hostage. That suspect was also killed, French newspaper Le Monde reported. There was no word on the condition of any of the hostages.

In New York, the 52nd governor of the state, Mario Cuomo, died on the day that his son, Andrew Cuomo, was sworn in for his second term as New York governor. Also laid to rest was the second police officer killed in Brooklyn in December, Wenjian Liu, as rifts between the police department and Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to grow.

The search continued for debris and remains of the victims from the AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea as hope remained that the black boxes – located in the aircraft’s tail which was being recovered on Friday – would be found.

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