The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016

Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 14:07 IST
  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    People take part in the DC Snowball Fight on Dupont Circle in Washington. Snowball fights have become a tradition after every major snow storm in the Nation's Capital. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    An Aedes Aegypti mosquito is photographed on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) in Cali, Colombia. CIDEIM scientists are studying the genetics and biology of Aedes Aegypti mosquito which transmits the Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue and Yellow Fever viruses, to control their reproduction and resistance to insecticides. The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana presents a creation for Ralph & Russo during the 2016 spring/summer Haute Couture collection fashion presentation in paris. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    A child strapped with his mother walks with other migrants and refugees after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia, near the village of Miratovac. More than one million migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015, nearly half of them Syrians, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. The International Organisation for Migration said las week that 31,000 had arrived in Greece already this year. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Belz Hasidim take part in the celebration of the Jewish feast of 'Tu Bishvat' (or Tree New Year) in Jerusalem. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    An Indian Army personnel looks through the barrel of a rocket launcher at the display of arms and equipment at the Bison Polo Ground in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    Anti-riot policemen arrive as taxi drivers block the traffic with a fire during a demonstration against the VTC (transport vehicle with chauffeur) on the ringroad (peripherique) at porte Maillot in Paris. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    Matheus Lima, 22, holds his son Pietro, 2 month, suffering from microcephalia caught through an Aedes Aegypti mosquito bite, at his home in Salvador, Brazi. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    Indian government are seen lit up by lights after the Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi. The ceremony is a culmination of Republic Day celebrations and dates back to the days when troops disengaged themselves from battle at sunset. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 25-31, 2016
    A Libyan fireman stands in front of smoke and flames rising from an oil storage tank at an oil facility in northern Libya's Ras Lanouf region after it was set ablaze earlier in the week following attacks launched by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to seize key port terminals. Firefighters battled the blaze at the oil facility for a third day, an official said, after an assault by jihadists aiming to seize export terminals. Pic/AFP
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