Photos: The Week in Pictures: Feb. 4 - 11

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  1. Congress on ice

    Snow falls on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol as a blizzard blankets Washington on Feb. 6. The monster storm dumped 2 to 3 feet of snow on the nation's capital. A few days later, another blizzard roared up the East Coast, paralyzing much of the region and breaking seasonal snowfall records for Baltimore and Washington. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Cleaning up

    Esther Beaucicaut, 8, whose family lost their home in the deadly Jan.12 earthquake, looks on after bathing in a tent city constructed for quake survivors, Feb. 4 in Port-au-Prince. As many as 3 million Haitians were left homeless or injured in the earthquake. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Unidentified foundering object

    Looking like an orbiting spaceship, a stingless jellyfish swims just under the surface of a remote lake in Surigao, Philippines, on Feb. 3. The creatures, which vary in color from a bright yellow to a bluish white, are found in only a few places in the world including this lake and another in Micronesian Palau. It is believed that the species became cut off from the sea and their natural predators, possibly by volcanic activity, many thousands of years ago. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. A call to arms

    Palestinian security cadets train with fake guns during a drill at a training base in the West Bank city of Jericho on Feb. 8. The Palestinian government in the West Bank has announced plans to hold municipal elections on July 17. It will be the first election in the Palestinian territories since the Islamic extremist group Hamas gained control of Gaza in 2007. (Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Journey into space

    Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Feb. 8. Endeavour is on a 13-day mission to deliver the last major construction parts to the International Space Station. (Jon Bahr / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Toothy dispute

    Survivors of Haiti's earthquake fight near the main square in downtown Port-au-Prince on Feb. 9. The Jan. 12 quake that struck Haiti has led to scenes of chaotic food handouts amid the ruins of the capital. (Ivan Alvarado / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Birds of a feather

    A group of spectacled teals fly over the Lake of Geumgang in Gunsan, about 168 miles south of Seoul, South Korea, in this photo released on Feb. 8. (Office Of Gunsan City / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. No place to call home

    A 4-month-old child sleeps in the ruins of his grandfather's house on Feb. 7 in Suining, Sichuan province, China. The house was destroyed by a powerful earthquake on Jan. 31. (Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Going down?

    Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda, left, rides an elevator after meeting with Japan's transport minister in Tokyo on Feb. 9. The automaking company's executives are under pressure to explain about problems that led to the recent recall of millions of vehicles. (Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Water bug

    A partially submerged taxi is seen on a flooded street in the Arenal neighborghood of Mexico City. Heavy rains swelled a canal, causing the wall to collapse. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Bright lights, big airplane

    A new Airbus A380 airliner leaves the paint shop hangar at the Airbus facility in Finkenwerder near Hamburg, Germany, on Feb. 5. The first A380 aircraft for Lufthansa will be delivered later this year. (Christian Charisius / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. In mourning

    Mourners react as hearses carrying the coffins of two British soldiers are driven through the streets of Wootton Bassett in southern England on Feb. 5. Cpl. Liam Riley, who trained alongside Britain's Prince Harry, and Lance Cpl. Graham Shaw, both of the 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, were killed on duty near Malgir in Afghanistan. (Toby Melville / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Holy water

    A Hindu devotee holds on to a security chain after he slipped in the strong waters during his bath in the Ganges River during the Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in the northern Indian town of Haridwar on Feb. 10. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus take part in the religious gathering at the banks of the Ganges. The festival is held every 12 years in different Indian cities. (Reinhard Krause / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Something's afoot

    A woman crosses a street under heavy rain in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Feb. 5. (Juan Mabromata / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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