The Week in Pictures: February 5 - 12
A blushing bride, a masterpiece made for the blind, a selfie at sunset and more.
Pakistani Christian bride Dunya Yacob, 24, is carried by her cousin to her groom's makeshift home to attend her wedding ceremony at a slum home to Christian families on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Feb. 7, 2015.
“Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of the day I would get married and put on a nice dress and have a nice party with a lot of people,” the 24 year old said. “But today, my dream didn’t turn the way I imagined it, but there is nothing I can do about it. This is how our lives look like today and we have to adapt.”
GALLERY: Fearful Christians Form Community Outside Islamabad
Competitors take part in a skikjoering race on Feb. 6 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. In skikjoering, derived from the Norwegian word for 'ski driving,' racers on skis are pulled by horses.
Robert Povilat, left, and Milton Persinger, comfort each other after hearing that for a second day, the Mobile County Probate office won't issue marriage licenses in Mobile, Ala. on Feb. 10.
A federal judge on Thursday ordered a probate judge in Alabama's second-largest county to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The ruling is expected to force other holdout probate judges in the state to give marriage licenses to lesbians and gays.
A man walks past an unexploded rocket in Kramatorsk, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Feb. 11.
Assistant harbormaster Isaac Perry uses a boat to break through a fresh layer of ice covering Marion Harbor on Feb. 12 in Marion, Mass.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (third from left), International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (center), Turkey's Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci (third from right) and Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Ali Babacan (second from right) talk as they prepare to pose for a family photo during the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors at the Finance Ministry in Istanbul, Turkey, on Feb 10.
A blind person feels with her hands a copy of El Greco's 'The Gentleman with his Hand on his Chest' at The Prado Museum on Feb. 10 in Madrid, Spain. 'Hoy Toca el Prado' (Touch The Prado) allows blind or vision-impaired visitors to explore with their hands the copies of six masterworks. The copies were created using a technique called 'Didu' which provides texture and volume to the paintings.
Fisherman Alexander Romantsov looks out of the window of his plywood lodge, placed on the frozen surface of the Yenisei River over an ice hole for fishing, near the village of Anash, in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region on Feb. 7. Some fishermen of the region equip their tiny lodges with miniature coal and firewood-burning ovens and use car batteries to supply electricity, allowing them to fish day and night despite severe temperatures.
Displaced women who fled with their families from the Pakistani tribal area of Khyber due to ongoing operations against militants, wait to receive relief goods at a distribution point in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Feb.10. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society in collaboration with the German Red Cross distributed winterized packages to 480 displaced families.
The Team GB women's endurance team train during a cycling media day at the National Cycling Center on Feb. 9 in Manchester, England.
A Kosovo man carries his baby as he illegaly crosses the Hungarian-Serbian border near the village of Asotthalom on Feb. 6. The European Union is experiencing a steep rise in the number of Kosovo citizens smuggling themselves into the affluent bloc, with 10,000 filing for asylum in Hungary in just one month this year, compared to 6,000 for the whole of 2013. It follows a relaxation of travel rules allowing Kosovars to reach EU borders via Serbia and has coincided with political turmoil and street unrest in Kosovo fuelled by poverty, high unemployment and economically debilitating corruption.
An injured Syrian boy sits in a chair as he awaits treatment at a makeshift hospital following reported air strikes by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the rebel held area of Douma, Syria on Feb. 8. The key rebel bastion on the outskirts of Damascus has been under siege for nearly two years, leading to food and medical shortages.
Young boys sit with their rifles during a ceremony of child soldier disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in Pibor, South Sudan on Feb. 10. UNICEF and its partners have overseen the release of another 300 children from the Cobra Faction armed group of former rebels of David Yau Yau.
Refugee children play in the snow in the suburbs of Ankara, Turkey on Feb. 11. The kids fled Syria with their families because of attacks from ISIS.
The Dutch team celebrates winning the women's Indoor Hockey World Cup final match between Germany and the Netherlands in Leipzig, Germany, on Feb. 8.
A couple takes a selfie as others watch the sunset at an oceanfront in the neighborhood of Miraflores in Lima, Peru on Feb. 9.