This Week in Pictures: Jan. 23-29
Over the weekend, a massive blizzard blanketed much of the East Coast in record-breaking amounts of snow and several states declared a state of emergency.
In the Americas, Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes and causes conditions including birth defects in children to paralysis in adults, has spread at an alarming rate. The World Health Organization announced on Thursday that it would convene an emergency meeting on how to handle the outbreak.
Flint, Mich., is in a state of emergency, searching for short-term fixes and long-term answers to a man-made lead crisis.
The remaining Republican candidates vying for the GOP nomination - minus Donald Trump - took the stage in the final debate before the Iowa caucuses, while Trump held his own event at Iowa’s Drake University.
A standoff in Oregon between government officials and people who were part of an occupation of a wildlife refuge turned deadly this week, and the FBI released a video of the shooting death of one of the occupiers, LaVoy Finicum, on Thursday.
In Burundi, 17 people including two photojournalists, Phil Moore and Jean Philippe Remy were arrested in a late night raid in the city’s capital, Bujumbura.
In Paris, taxi drivers disrupted traffic in a protest against Uber the same week the city hosted Fashion Week.