This Week in Pictures Jan. 16-22
The Democratic presidential candidates went head to head in Sunday’s NBC News-YouTube debate. A few days later, former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin came out in support of Donald Trump in yet another twist to the front-runner’s campaign.
In Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, won national elections on Monday, defeating the Kuomintang, or Nationalist Party, to become the island’s first female president.
Along the East Coast, many braced for a massive winter storm that is predicted to bring up to a foot of snow to New York City and has already wrecked havoc in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, the city of Flint, Michigan, continues to battle a toxic water crisis that has exposed residents, including thousands of children, to lead poisoning. While the area operates under a state of emergency due to the pollution, the director of the Environmental Protection Agency in the region resigned this week, as officials at various levels of government were called to account for the disaster.