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The Week in Pictures: January 21 - 28

Blizzard blasts the East Coast, Zika virus scares, a sloth is rescued and more.

A man walks along a street covered by snow during a winter storm in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23, 2016. A winter storm dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on the suburbs of Washington, D.C., on Saturday before moving on to Philadelphia and New York, paralyzing road, rail and airline travel along the U.S. East Coast.

Gallery: Blizzard Blasts East Coast

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Japan's Economics Minister Akira Amari bows during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Jan. 28, 2016. Amari said on Thursday he was resigning to take responsibility for a political funding scandal that has rocked the government, but denied having taken bribes. YUYA SHINO / Reuters
A man carries a television away from a fire in a slum area next to railway tracks in Kampung Bandan, North Jakarta, Indonesia on Jan. 26, 2016. According to local media, the fire destroyed approximately 100 wooden dwellings, built along a busy railway line. No casualties were reported. BEAWIHARTA / Reuters
People stroll alongside one of the hills of the Tio Pio park in Madrid, on Jan. 25, 2016. The park is a high viewpoint frequented mostly by locals due to its view of the Spanish capital skyline. Francisco Seco / AP
Family members gather around a photograph of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Ty L. Hart, 21, of Aumsville, Ore., during a memorial service for the 12 Marines who died when their helicopters crashed off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, on Jan. 22, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses Friday to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission. Military members and families gathered for the memorial service at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe after the status of the dozen missing Marines changed to deceased following five days of searching. Caleb Jones / AP
Birds flock to a feeder as snow falls on Jan. 22, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States started dumping snow in Virginia, Tennessee and other parts of the South on Friday as millions of people in the storm's path prepared for icy roads, possible power outages and other treacherous conditions. Mark Humphrey / AP
Switzerland's Roger Federer stretches for a shot during his third round match against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, on Jan. 22, 2016. JASON REED / Reuters
A transit police officer kneels next to a sloth holding on to the post of a traffic barrier on a highway in Quevedo, Ecuador on Jan. 22, 2016. Transit police officers, who were patrolling the new highway found the sloth after it had apparently tried to cross the street and returned the animal to its natural habitat after a veterinarian found it to be in perfect condition. Ecuador Transit Commission via Reuters
A migrant uses his sleeping blanket to keep warm as he walks after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia, near the village of Miratovac, on Jan. 22, 2016. Time is running out to solve Europe's refugee crisis with the unity of the continent hanging in the balance, said top officials at the elite World Economic Forum in Davos on January 22. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP - Getty Images

Gleyse Kelly da Silva holds her daughter Maria Giovanna as she sleeps in their house in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, on Jan. 27, 2016. Brazilian officials still say they believe there's a sharp increase in cases of microcephaly and strongly suspect the Zika virus, which first appeared in the country last year, is to blame. The concern is strong enough that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month warned pregnant women to reconsider visits to areas where Zika is present.

Gallery: Brazil Grapples With Devastating Effects of Zika Virus

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A seagull sits on a thin layer of ice on Maschsee lake in Hanover, Germany, on Jan. 25, 2016. JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPA
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army Marine Corps train at a military training base in Bayingol, China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, on Jan. 20, 2016. This photo was release by Reuters on January 27. Reuters
Soldiers carry the coffins of the six French Foreign Legionnaires who died following an avalanche in the Alps during a ceremony in their honor in Saint-Christol on Jan. 26, 2016. The troops were taking part in a training exercise near the resort of Valfrejus, when they were swept away by the snowslide on January 18. ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP - Getty Images
An Indian worker paints the hand of a huge clay model of a tribal woman on the Indian state of Karnataka's tableau for Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 22, 2016. Security has been tightened around the Indian capital as well as across the country ahead of Republic Day celebrations, held each year on Jan. 26. Manish Swarup / AP