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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Sleeping rough at Capitol and packing up the White House

Record snow in Spain, a second impeachment for Trump, an officer's farewell and more.


Washington, D.C.

Shattered glass from last week's attack on Congress by a pro-Trump mob is seen in the doors leading to the Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 12, 2021.

A court filing in the case of one of the accused Capitol rioters says “strong evidence” suggests that their intent was to capture and assassinate members of Congress.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Washington, D.C.

Troops rest inside the Capitol Visitor's Center on Jan. 13.

The number of National Guard troops coming to Washington to assist with security has so far grown to about 21,000, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told Vice President Mike Pence at a briefing Thursday.

Alex Brandon / AP

Washington, D.C.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark, D-Mass., stand with House impeachment managers, Reps. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., and Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi prepares to sign the article of impeachment after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Jan. 13.

Trump is the first president to be impeached twice.

Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images


Syrian graffiti artist Aziz Al-Asmar, left, finishes his depiction of a rioter carrying Nancy Pelosi's lectern at the U.S. Capitol on the wall of a house destroyed in an airstrike in Binish, Syria, on Jan. 8.

Images of a pro-Trump mob swarming the U.S. Capitol reverberated around the world, where many are used to U.S. lectures about orderly transitions of power, not frenzied bids to overturn American elections.

Ghaith Alsayed / AP

United Arab Emirates

A drone light show at Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Jan. 13.

Giuseppe Cacace / AFP - Getty Images


People enjoy the snow outside the Royal Palace in Madrid on Jan. 9.

Snowstorms across much of Spain left three people dead and caused chaos across much of the country, trapping motorists and closing the capital's air and rail links. 

Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images
Restaurant owners and their staff make noise to protest against restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, outside a restaurant in central Stockholm, Sweden, on Jan. 14, 2021. Serving alcohol at restaurants after 8 pm is not allowed until January 25, and a maximum of four guests are allowed to sit together.


Restaurant owners and their staff make noise to protest coronavirus restrictions outside a restaurant in central Stockholm on Jan. 14.

Serving alcohol at restaurants after 8 p.m. is not allowed until Jan. 25, and a maximum of four guests are allowed to sit together.

Carol-Olof Zimmerman / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Japanese macaques soak in a hot spring at the Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden in Hakodate, Japan


Macaques soak in a hot spring at the Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden in Hokkaido, Japan, on Jan. 12.

Kyodo / via Reuters


Dancers perform with flaming torches at the Kukeri Carnival in Dolna Sekirna, western Bulgaria, on Jan. 13.

The heavy swaying of the main mummer is meant to represent wheat heavy with grain and the bells tied around the waist are intended to drive away evil spirits and sickness.

Nikolay Doychinov / AFP - Getty Images
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Washington, D.C.

Capitol police react after the casket of slain officer Brian Sicknick passed by during a funeral procession on Jan. 10.

Sicknick was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher while struggling with the rioters who swarmed through the halls of Congress. He died from his injuries the next day.

Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP - Getty Images
Image: White House advisor Navarro leaves the West Wing of the White House with a photograph of U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi in Washington

White House

White House advisor Peter Navarro leaves the West Wing on Jan. 13 with a photograph of President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

Erin Scott / Reuters
Image: Workers unload pallets of unfolded boxes at the Executive Office Building on the White House grounds in Washington

White House

Workers unload pallets of unfolded boxes at the Executive Office Building on the White House grounds on Jan. 13.

Stacks of empty boxes were delivered to the White House grounds Wednesday while the clock continues to tick down for the Trump administration.


Erin Scott / Reuters
Image: Hospital Expands Critical Care Capacity In Hard-Hit Czech Region

Czech Republic

Healthcare workers take care of a post-Covid patient in an ICU ward on Jan. 11 in Karvina, Czech Republic.

The hospital has been overwhelmed as confirmed infections reach record highs. The Czech Republic has had over 13,000 Covid-19 deaths.

Gabriel Kuchta / Getty Images
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A Red Cross worker sprays disinfectant around the debris of a Sriwijaya aircraft on Jan. 12 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Flight SJ 182 crashed into the Java Sea minutes after take-off on Jan. 9 with 62 people on board. Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash.  

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Image: Tigrayans Mark Orthodox Christmas At Refugee Camp In Sudan


Tigrayan refugees watch television during the two-hours the electricity is on at a camp in Um Rakuba, Sudan, on Jan. 7.

Conflict erupted in Tigray on Nov. 4 between Ethiopian federal forces and the party ruling the northern region. Thousands have been killed, millions displaced and more than 50,000 refugees have fled to Sudan.

Abdulmonam Eassa / Getty Images

Washington, D.C.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., and Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., deliver pizzas to members of the National Guard gathered at the Capitol Visitor Center on Jan. 13.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP
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A cook at a pizzeria tosses dough in Kyiv, Ukraine on Jan. 11.

The country of 42 million is recording about 9,000 new Covid-19 infections a day and more than 19,500 people have died. 

Efrem Lukatsky / AP

Saudi Arabia

Boys watch a motorcyclist competing in Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally between Sakaka and Neom, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 11.


Franck Fife / AFP - Getty Images


A nurse administers the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a resident at the Icaria nursing home in Barcelona, Spain on Jan. 12.

Spain's rate of infection has shot up to 435 cases per 100,000 residents in the past two weeks, prompting new restrictions as authorities try to bring vaccination up to speed.

Emilio Morenatti / AP


A coffin of someone who died from Covid-19 is stored in a worship room before cremation in Meissen, Germany, on Jan. 11.

Markus Schreiber / AP

British Columbia

Snow geese take to the air at Garry Point Park in Richmond, British Columbia, on Jan. 10.

The geese, which breed in Siberia, migrate along the Pacific coast to spend winter feeding in river estuaries in southern B.C., Washington, and northern California.

Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP


Neighbors enjoy drinks in the middle of the street during a heavy snowfall in Bustarviejo on the outskirts of Madrid on Jan. 9.

A persistent blizzard blanketed large parts of Spain with 50-year record levels of snow, halting traffic and leaving thousands trapped in cars or in train stations and airports. 

Bernat Armangue / AP

South Korea

Traffic passes over a bridge above the frozen Han river in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 10.

Previously: The Week in Pictures: Capitol rampage and hospitals on the brink

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