Best Pix of the Week
From ice sculpture gone wild to the most dangerous race on earth, the weeks best images from the worlds of news, sports and entertainment. 


A woman takes picture of the colorful buildings made from blocks of ice during the opening ceremony of the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival in Harbin in northeastern's China's Heilongjiang province, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)


A lenticular cloud forms over the Crazy Mountains Sunday Jan. 1, 2012 as high winds blew over the rugged mountain peaks. Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned perpendicular to the wind direction. (AP photo/James Woodcock, Billings Gazette.)


A monkey sits on a youth's shoulder during an eviction from Uruguay square in Asuncion, Paraguay, Thursday Jan. 5, 2012. A large group of the Ava Guarani ethnic group have been occupying Uruguay square for the last seven months, demanding the right to land. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)


Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin shortly after midnight, greeting the New Year, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Hundred thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2012 in Germany's capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)


Icicles cling to oranges in a small grove just after sunrise Wednesday Jan. 4, 2012, in Seffner, Fla. Temperatures in central Florida dipped into the 20's overnight. Farmers spray water on their crops to help keep them around 32 degrees, protecting them from possible freeze damage. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)


Firefighters and investigative police officers carry the bodies of firefighters who died battling wildfires in a mountain near Carahue, southern Chile, Thursday Jan. 5, 2012. Shifting winds caused flames to sweep over a group of Chilean firefighters Thursday, killing six of them, badly burning two and leaving another missing. Nearly 50 wildfires have sprung up in southern Chile, destroying hundreds of houses, forcing the evacuations of thousands of people and causing millions of dollars in damage to the forestry and tourism industries that fuel the economy in the country's Patagonia region. (AP Photo/Hector Andrade, Agencia Uno) CHILE OUT, NO SALES


Man-made snow coats a ski run but barren ground remains under a chairlift at Shawnee Peak ski area, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Bridgton, Maine. Across much of the Northeast most natural snow has either melted or been washed away by rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)


Fireworks explode in the sky over Bucharest, Romania, at midnight, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, during street celebrations of the new year. Large crowds gathered downtown Romania's capital taking advantage of the dry weather to attend the celebrations.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)


Henrik L'Abee-Lund of Norway shoots during the warm up at the men's 4 x 7.5 km relay at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof, Germany, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Norway placed 5th. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)


Polar swimmers take take part at the new year swim in the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. The Prague Castle is in the background. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)


A layer of protective ice covers a new strawerry blossom in a field Wednesday Jan. 4, 2012, in Dover, Fla. Farmers spray a coating of water over their plants to help keep them from freeze damage. Temperatures in central Florida dipped into the 20's overnight. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)


Toyota's driver Giniel De Villiers, from South Africa, and co-driver Dirk Von Zitzewitz, from Germany, try to push their car after it went off the road during the fifth stage of the 2012 Argentina-Chile-Peru Dakar Rally between Chilecito and Fiambala in Argentina, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jerome Prevost, Pool)


A young fisherman sits in his small boat and watches his line for a bite at Lake Wauburg near Gainesville, Fla. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)


A Filipino family enjoys the last sunset of the year in Manila, Philippines on Saturday Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


A woman walks under snowfall in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, past a graffiti painting on a fence. Snow fell Tuesday across St. Petersburg, while temperatures reached -3 Celsius (26 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)


Italy's Marco Fois dives into the Tiber River from the 18 meter (59 feet) high Cavour Bridge in Rome, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, to celebrate the New Year. (AP Photo / Gregorio Borgia)


Geese fly over the Sauerheber Wildlife Refuge Wednesday evening Jan. 4, 2012, in Henderson, Ky. (AP Photo/The Gleaner, Mike Lawrence)


Russians celebrate the New Year on Red Square in Moscow, with the Kremlin in the background, right, and St. Basil's cathedral in background left, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Tens of thousands of people gathered on the Square to celebrate the new year, and view the fireworks as the clock on the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right, struck midnight. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)


Fireworks explode over the ancient Acropolis Hill with the Parthenon temple during the New Year's celebrations in Athens, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)


Kiyoshi Kimura, president of Kiyomura Co., left, cuts a bluefin tuna in front of his Sushi Zanmai restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. The bluefin tuna caught off northeastern Japan fetched a record 56.49 million yen, or about $736,000, in the first auction of the year at the fish market. The tuna was caught off Oma in Aomori prefecture and just north of the coast that was battered by the March 11 tsunami. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)


Fog descends upon Millennium Park as a lone pedestrian walks in front of a monolith projection at Crown Fountain, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


Pakistani youth enjoy a camel ride as the sun sets in Karachi, Pakistan on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)


Lady Gaga and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, kiss during the 2012 New Year's Eve celebration, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)


A woman waits with her lamb for the start of a protest against the Conga gold and silver mining project in Cajamarca, Peru, Monday Jan. 2, 2012. Although the government says the project will generate thousands of jobs, protesters worry that the $4.8 billion Conga gold mine could taint and diminish their water supply. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)


A elderly lady holds onto a lamp post in the strong winds at South Shields, England, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. There is a severe weather warning for gale force winds across the region. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)


Cars creep along Route 422 in near white-out conditions in Bainbridge Twp., Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. More snow is expected today for the region which has already seen up to ten inches of snow fall in some communities in the last 24 hours. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)


A man takes pictures as Toyota driver Abdulla Alheraiz and co-driver Khalid Ahmad, both of the United Arab Emirates, compete in the third stage of the 2012 Argentina-Chile-Peru Dakar Rally between San Rafael and San Juan, Argentina, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Frederic Le Floch,Pool)


Girls hold homemade posters with the image of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez outside the Hospital Austral where Fernandez will undergo surgery for thyroid cancer, in Pilar, Argentina, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2012. The 58-year-old leader has papillary thyroid carcinoma, and her doctors said it was detected before it spread, so her condition should be curable without chemotherapy. Fernandez supporters are calling for a long night's vigil ahead of her surgery. Vice President Amado Boudou will be in charge during the operation on Wednesday and for 20 days as she recovers. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)


Severin Freund of Germany makes an attempt during the training session of the third stage of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)



Janne Happonen of Finland soars during the third stage of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)


A pro-Syrian regime protester kisses a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration in support of their President, in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2012. Activists accused President Bashar Assad's regime on Wednesday of misleading Arab League observers by taking them only to areas loyal to the government and changing street signs to confuse them. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)


Debbie Kostizal of Hamilton, N.J., is bundled against the cold in Trenton, N.J., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, as area temperatures hovered in the teens. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


Schenectady firefighters work from their tower ladder platform at the Avenue B fire as seen from Lenox Road in Schenectady, N.Y., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. All occupants were accounted for, and 3 alarms were sounded to control the blaze. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Peter R. Barber)


Silhouetted against the upper rim of Bennington Lake on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2012 in Walla Walla, Wash., two men walk from open sky into the fire-hued clouds of a blazing, winter sunset. (AP Photo/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Jeff Horner)


Markus Windisch of Italy skis during heavy snow storm at the men's 4 x 7.5 km relay at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof, Germany, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Italy won the competition. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)


ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - In this Jan. 1, 2012 photo, Marise Nelson, 26, and her 9-year-old daughter Saraphina, who were displaced by the 2010 earthquake, stand in their new one-bedroom home in Jalousie, a once posh section southeast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Two years afterwards, more than half a million Haitians are still homeless, and many who have homes are worse off than before the Jan. 12, 2010 quake, as recovery bogs down under a political leadership that has been preoccupied with elections and their messy aftermath. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)


Believers sing and dance in the river Tundzha, as they celebrate Epiphany day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Traditionally, an Eastern Orthodox priest throws a cross in the river and it is believed that the one who retrieves it will be healthy through the year. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)


A shaman performs a ritual for the spiritual punishment of Joran van der Sloot, whose picture is posted on the wall, before Van der Sloot's trial outside San Pedro prison in the Lurigancho area of Lima, Peru, Friday Jan. 6, 2012. Van der Sloot, 24, goes on trial Friday for the 2010 murder of the 21-year-old Stephany Flores, of Peru, nearly seven years after he became the prime suspect in the unsolved disappearance of an American teenager on holiday in Aruba. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)


A daily wage worker bathes from a pipe in a park on a foggy morning in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. India's capital city was blinded by dense fog Thursday morning with visibility falling to near zero level, slowing down traffic on roads and disrupting air and rail traffic, according to a news agency. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)


A firefighter cuts a tree after if fell on a car in Ghent, 50 km (31 miles) west of Brussels, Belgium, Thursday Jan. 5, 2012. Gale force winds caused disruption in Belgium, France, Britain and the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)


Greek Orthodox man Apostolis Oikomoniv holds the wooden cross after he retrieved it from the water during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the water in the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Similar ceremonies to mark Epiphany Day were held across Greece on river banks, seafronts and lakes. Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians threw the cross into the water and swimmers raced to be the first to retrieve it.(AP Photo )


People take a rest under sunshine on la promenade des Anglais in Nice, southeastern France, by a sunny day, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Temperature is 17 degrees Celsius (63 farenheit).(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)


A young girl stands underneath the artificial blossom flowers on display for the upcoming Chinese New Year of the Dragon at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)


UCLA coach Ben Howland, left, talks with Tyler Lamb during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)


LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: A Bactrian camel spits in a zookeepers face during a photocall to promote London Zoo's annual stock take of animals on January 4, 2012 in London, England. The zoo's stocktake takes place annually, and gives keepers a chance to check on the numbers of every one of the animals from stick insects and frogs to tigers and camels. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

Best Pix of the Week

From ice sculpture gone wild to the most dangerous race on earth, the weeks best images from the worlds of news, sports and entertainment. 

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