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The Week in Pictures: Jan. 16 - 23
Violent clashes in Kiev, a moment of poor sportsmanship, a fiery ride for Saint Anthony, a Naked Cowboy braves the snow and more.
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Riot police officers gather as they clash with protestors in the center of Kiev on January 22, 2014. Ukrainian police today stormed protesters' barricades in Kiev as violent clashes erupted and activists said that one person had been shot dead by the security forces. Total of two activists shot dead during clashing. The move by police increased tensions to a new peak after two months of protests over President Viktor Yanukovych's failure to sign a deal for closer ties with the EU. AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII BOIKOANATOLII BOIKO/AFP/Getty Images— Anatolii Boiko / AFP
KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 19: Protestors suround two police officers during a mass action of opposition at Independence Square against laws recently accepted by the Verkhovna Rada that toughen requirements to carrying out mass meetings and restrict journalists activity, on January 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. The Ukrainian opposition collects National Veche for the ninth time. (Photo by Vladislav Sodel/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***— Kommersant Photo / Kommersant
Clash in Kiev
Protesters throw rocks at police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. City health officials and police said that two people died of gunshot wounds during the clashes Wednesday morning. But the opposition charges that as many as five people have died. The mass protests in the capital of Kiev erupted after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spurned a pact with the European Union in favor of close ties with Russia, which offered him a $15 billion bailout. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)— Efrem Lukatsky / AP
A Northern Cardinal sits on a tree branch in falling snow in the New York City suburb of Nyack, New York January 21, 2014. A fast moving winter storm was forecast to dump as much as a foot of snow on the northeastern United States on Tuesday with winter storm warnings and advisories issued from the central Appalachian Mountains north to southern New England. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)— Mike Segar / X90033
Eyes on the homeless— Jae C. Hong / AP
Sjinkie Knegt (R) of the Netherlands' team gestures next to Victor An (L) of the team of Russia celebrating after Russia won the men's 5000m relay final race of the ISU European Short Track speed skating Championships in Dresden, eastern Germany, on January 19, 2014. Russia won the race ahead of the Netherlands (2nd) and Germany. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT MICHAELROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images— Robert Michael / AFP
A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, about 100 km west of Madrid, Spain on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day, hundreds ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the "Luminarias," a tradition that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)— Emilio Morenatti / AP
Baring the elements
Robert Burck (L), also known as the original 'Naked Cowboy', performs in a snow storm on the streets of Times Square, New York January 21, 2014. A winter storm packing snow and Arctic cold slammed the northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding 3,000 flights, shutting down governments and schools and making travel a potential nightmare for millions. Burck, who started performing in Times Square in 1998, claims to make up to $150,000 a year in tips alone. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY CITYSCAPE ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)— Darren Ornitz / X03226
Anti-Balaka fighters pose at their base in the Boeing district of the Central African Republic's capital Bangui January 16, 2014. An anti-balaka spokesman on Thursday said that his group of around 15,000 Christian militia might again resort to violence if the country's transitional assembly (CNT) is not reworked to boost its members and reduce the number of Seleka representatives. Picture taken January 16,2014. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)— Stringer / X80002
Ray of light
The sun illuminates windblown snow as a man walks under elevated train tracks, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)— Matt Rourke / AP