The Week in Pictures: January 15 - 22
Pint-sized Swiss guards await Papal visit, reminders of a historic Selma march, children stand up for a seized playground and more.
An Atlas 5 rocket sent the third in a series of Mobile and User Objective System satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan. 20, 2015. The satellite system, operated by the U.S. Navy, is intended to improve communications for U.S. military forces. It's expected to achieve full operational capability in two more years.
Sutents protesting the loss of their playground push down a fence erected around their school's playground in Nairobi, Kenya on Jan. 19. Police were seen firing at least three canisters of tear gas just outside the Langata Primary School as several hundred tried to knock down a wall surrounding the playground in protest at what they called an illegal "land grab" to turn it into a car park.
Thousands march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge along with members of the cast of the movie "Selma" in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, in Selma, Alabama. In 1965, King led thousands of nonviolent protesters on a march through Selma to the state capitol in a historic civil rights demonstration.
• Gallery: "Selma" Stars Honor MLK by Crossing Infamous Bridge
Schoolchildren dressed as Swiss Guards rest as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis outside the Manila Cathedral on Jan. 16. Pope Francis called on the Philippine government on Friday to tackle corruption and hear the cries of the poor suffering from "scandalous social inequalities" in Asia's most Catholic country.
An athlete competes during Snowboard Slopestyle training for the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships on Jan. 17 in Kreischberg, Austria.
Miners go on strike in the Trepca mine in north Kosovo on Jan. 21. Over 400 employees refused to resurface from the mine on Tuesday demanding the government take over the administration of the Yugoslav-era giant complex to stop it from liquidation. The workers want the government in charge of the complex, which is rich in lead, zinc, silver and gold.
Fearing bankruptcy, Kosovo's new government said last week it would take control of the sprawling Trepca mining complex, but backtracked on Monday following a furious response from Serbia and intense discussions with Western diplomats.
Mourners gather around a coffin bearing Artiam, 4, who was killed in a Ukrainian army artillery strike, during his funeral in Kuivisevsky district on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Jan. 20. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk.
Models present designs by Indonesian fashion designer Meggie Hadiyanto during a fashion show as part of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2015 on Jan. 21.
A paramilitary police officer releases a wild goose in Linghai, in China's Liaoning province, on Jan. 20. About eight wild geese, which were found injured, were set free after having their wounds treated by a team of paramilitary police, according to local media.
Rescued migrants reach out for bottles of water distributed by a soldier in a biohazard suit on the deck of a Maltese patrol boat on Jan. 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued about 80 migrants in a drifting dinghy off the island early on Thursday, but another 20 people were feared to have perished.
A Nepalese opposition politician lifts a chair during a brawl in Nepal's parliament in Kathmandu on Jan. 20. Opposition parties staged a general strike to shut down Nepal on Tuesday as opposition politicians threw chairs and attacked the parliamentary speaker in a bid to block the government from pushing through a draft of a new constitution.
Kashmiri Muslim villagers carry the body of Ishfaq Ahmed Malik, a suspected local militant, during his funeral procession in Arwani, south of Srinagar, India, on Jan. 16. Indian soldiers and police killed five suspected rebels during a fierce gun battle Thursday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said.
Debris fills the destroyed room of a kindergarten after it was shelled in Debaltseve, Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on Jan. 22. The violence in eastern Ukraine surged again amid reports that government troops had given up Donetsk airport after months of fighting against pro-Russian separatists.
Tears stream down the face of a woman during a candlelight vigil on Jan. 19 at the site where Eric Garner died last year after being put in a police chokehold in the Staten Island borough of New York. Tributes to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. were held nationwide on Monday as protests over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement rolled on across the country.
Priests take pictures of Pope Francis as he arrives to lead a mass in Manila on Jan. 16 as part of his five-day visit to the Philippines.
Parents walk students to school amid thick haze in Chiping county, in China's Shandong province on Jan. 16. Air pollution contributed to an estimated 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010.