The week in images
Here is a selection of the most arresting images from the past seven days. Enjoy!
The war at home
Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle in Somer district of eastern Mosul, Iraq.
Bouquet of winter
A man climbs up an artificial ice wall in Liberec, Czech Republic. Central Europe has been hit by unusually freezing weather in recent days.
A space hero
Steam rises from chimneys of a heating power plant near a monument of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, in Moscow, Russia.
Life imitating art
The buildings of the banking district are seen through thousands of rain drops on a glass railing in central Frankfurt, Germany.
The timber-frame houses at the Roemerberg square are reflected in water in Frankfurt, central Germany.
U.S. Honda biker Ricky Brabec races during stage 8 of the Dakar Rally between Uyuni, Bolivia and Salta, Argentina.
A man and his dog stop to look at a mural depicting Princess Leia from the film Star Wars played by Carrie Fisher in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Forensic doctor Daniel Munoz shows the skull of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, at the school of medicine of Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The morning after
People walk through the slush in Istiklal Avenue, the city's main shopping road, in Istanbul.
The face of malaria
A woman, 60, suffering from malaria rests in her house on Idjwi island in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She died a few days later.
An Indian man enters a train through an emergency window in Hyderabad, India.
Ice covers vegetation at the main Kosovo power plant in the town of Obilic.
Victoria Huff of Costa Mesa works on her painting on the Balboa Peninsula near the Wedge as storm clouds begin to roll into Orange County.
Honor and pride
Members of the military wait for an Army carry team to move a transfer case containing the remains of Spc. Isiah L. Booker at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
Sunset in Madrid
A couple cross a bridge as the sun sets at the King Juan Carlos public park in Madrid.
Ready and set
High-speed trains at a maintenance station wait to set out in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.
U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he arrives to deliver his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.