The Week in Pictures: Jan. 29 - Feb. 5
Skaters line up, a blaze in Brooklyn, starlings take shape and more.
Musa, a 25-year-old Kurdish marksman, stands atop a building as he looks at the destroyed Syrian town of Kobani on Jan. 30, 2015. Kurdish forces recaptured the town on the Turkish frontier on January 26, in a symbolic blow to the ISIS militants who have seized large swathes of territory in their onslaught across Syria and Iraq.
TransAsia Flight GE235 clips an overpass and hits a taxi before crashing into a river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport on Feb. 4. The plane had 58 passengers and crew on board.
Rescued passengers wait to be transported to land from the wreckage of the TransAsia plane outside Taipei on Feb. 4. Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration said 15 people survived. At least 35 people were killed, though rescuers continue to search for missing passengers.
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Firefighters work to extinguish a large fire in a warehouse in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Jan. 31. The 7-alarm fire destroyed the warehouse storing healthcare records in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the city.
Skaters participate in the 124 miles speed skating race in Techendorf, Austria on Jan. 30. Techendorf hosted the Alternative Eleven City Races Weissensee, a traditional Dutch series of speed skating events for both professionals and amateurs with some 5,000 participants.
New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler makes an interception as he collides with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette during the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 1.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll defended the decision to call a pass from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl's closing seconds which resulted in the Patriots winning the game 28-24.
A female fighter of the Kurdish People's Protection Units goes back to her place after receiving her military card at a military camp in Ras a-Ain, Syria on Jan. 30.
Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan falls into a row of fans during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, on Jan. 31 in San Antonio.
A man dressed in Red Army World War II uniform walks toward the monument to Motherland during ceremonies marking the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, on Feb. 2. The city, which was known as Stalingrad during World War II, suffered six months of intensive fighting that ended with the Red Army's defeat of the Nazis, which marked a decisive turn in World War II.
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A body of a civilian killed when a mortar shell landed near a bus stop, lies on the ground in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Jan. 30. Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed at least 12 civilians on Friday afternoon, the city hall in the rebel stronghold said, as fighting intensified between pro-Russia separatists and government troops.
Mothers bring their sick children for treatment at Redemption Hospital, formerly an Ebola holding center, on Feb. 2, in Monrovia, Liberia. Life is slowly returning to normal for many Liberians, and most hospitals and clinics have re-opened as the Ebola epidemic wanes. The Ebola epidemic virus has killed at least 3,700 people in Liberia alone, the most of any country, and nearly 9,000 across West Africa.
Italy's new President Sergio Mattarella arrives to inspect a guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony, as the Presidential Guards' mascot dog sits on the red carpet, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, on Feb 3.
A Palestinian girl sleeps on a mat at her destroyed home in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on Jan. 30. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday that it cannot afford to repair Gaza homes damaged in last year's war with Israel because donors have failed to pay and cutting subsidies to displaced residents now renting alternative accommodation could force large numbers back to UN schools and centres which are already sheltering 12,000 people.
A flock of starlings is seen as they perform their traditional flight before going to sleep as the sun sets near Rahat, in the northern Israeli Negev desert, on Feb. 2.