This Week in Pictures: Jan. 9-15
This week, Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was recaptured after his July escape from Mexico’s Altiplano prison. The story of his recapture gained complexity after it was revealed that actors Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo had been in contact with El Chapo, and that the former had authored an interview with him for Rolling Stone magazine.
On Monday, the world mourned the death of pop legend David Bowie, who died at age 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address on Tuesday. The following day, three people won a Powerball lottery which handsomely exceeded $1 billion dollars.
All the while, our northern hemisphere’s winter season provided some sensational sights, bitterly cold as they may have been.