The Week in Pictures: February 4 - 11
Carnival kicks off, a skier stumbles, an elephant goes to town and more.
Young revelers joke with each other as they lay on the shade during the "Burial of the Mosquito" carnival block parade in Olinda, Pernambuco state, Brazil, on Feb. 5, 2016. The parade that happens every year during carnival informs residents and tourists about the dangers of the Aedes aegypti and teaches them how to combat the mosquito.
U.S. skier Martin Lentz falls as he rides the wild face of "l'Aiguille Pourrie" during a stage of the Swatch Freeride World Tour on Feb. 5, 2016 in Chamonix, France.
Bystanders watch as a wild elephant struck with a tranquilizer dart in its back side walks along a street in Siliguri, India on Feb. 10, 2016. A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was tranquilized to be returned to the forest. As the frightened elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes, crowds of people gathered to watch from balconies and roof tops. Some followed from a distance as the elephant moved through the streets.
Emergency personnel help a child rescued at the site where a 16-story apartment building collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on Feb. 6, 2016. The Weiguan Golden Dragon complex was the only building to collapse during Saturday's magnitude-6.4 earthquake, which otherwise caused limited damage in the southern city of Tainan. The death toll from the earthquake reached 59, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of the residential building.
A Palestinian demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister that was fired by Israeli troops during a demonstration calling for the release of Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qeq, outside Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Feb. 11, 2016. Al-Qeq has refused food for over 70 days to protest his six-month imprisonment without trial or charges, an Israeli practice known as administrative detention.
During the worst street clashes since pro-democracy protests in late 2014, an unidentified injured man is escorted by riot police at Mongkok in Hong Kong on Feb. 9, 2016. Riot police used batons and pepper spray early on Tuesday to quell fights after authorities tried to move illegal street vendors from a working-class Hong Kong district. It is not known whether the injured man was a protester.
Firefighters arrive to the scene where a 565-foot-tall crane toppled and flipped upside down, stretching along nearly two city blocks in downtown Manhattan in New York on Feb. 5, 2016. The massive construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan during a swirling snowstorm on Friday, killing one person and crushing a line of parked cars in the first accident of its kind in New York City since 2008.
President Barack Obama receives a standing ovation before addressing the Illinois General Assembly on Feb. 10, 2016, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Obama returned to Springfield, the place where his presidential career began, to mark the ninth anniversary of his entrance in the 2008 presidential race.
Notre Dame’s Steve Vasturia (32), center left, celebrates on the court with fans following his team's 80-76 win against North Carolina in an NCAA college basketball game on Feb. 6, 2016, in South Bend, Ind.
Mount Bromo spews volcanic materials into the air as seen from Ngadisari, East Java, Indonesia, on Feb. 7, 2016. Bromo is one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, an archipelago prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," a series of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.
Revelers of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the first night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Feb. 8, 2016.
Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton reacts during a press conference after the Denver Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on Feb. 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif.
A woman and young girl sit inside a car as firecrackers and fireworks explode celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Beijing just before midnight on Feb. 7, 2016.
A boy carries an injured girl as he runs towards a safe area a few minutes after the suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, on Feb. 6, 2016. A suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing some people and wounding many.
Waves crash against a lighthouse as the wind blows at around 62 mph, in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, on Feb. 7, 2016.
A gust of wind blows away Pope Francis' skullcap during his weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on Feb. 10, 2016.
Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Hassan Youssef, 27, have their wedding pictures taken in a heavily damaged building in the war ravaged city of Homs on Feb. 5, 2016. A Syrian photographer thought of using the destruction of Homs to take pictures of newly wed couples to show that life is stronger than death.
Great-grandfather Wilson, 77, kisses his great-grandson Juan Pedro who is 2-months old and born with microcephaly, as his mother Daniele Santos, 29, holds him on a street in front of their house in Recife, Brazil, on Feb. 9, 2016. The mosquito-borne virus, which is widespread in Brazil and has been linked to birth defects, has prompted concern among athletes and sports officials around the world as they prepare for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to enter Chez Vachon for breakfast in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016. Clinton lost the first democratic primary held in New Hampshire to Senator Bernie Sanders.