LensThe Week in Photos: January 18, 201401.18.14LensThe Week in Photos: January 18, 2014From Southern California’s wildfires and South Sudan’s violent divide to No Pants Day on New York’s subways, a look at the week’s most compelling images from the past seven days.01.18.14 10:45 AM ETGirish Tewani/AP New York City January 15, 2014 The tower of New York's new World Trade Center rises through a blanket of fog, in this view looking south from the 48th floor at 42nd Street and 11th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Eric Thayer/Reuters New York City January 12, 2014 A man takes part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride. Franck Fife/Reuters Between Calama and Iquique, Chile January 14, 2014 Spain's Jordi Viladoms rides his KTM motorcycle during the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally 2014. Andreea Campeanu/Reuters Bentiu, South Sudan January 12, 2014 An SPLA soldier stands on the back of a pickup truck. South Sudan's army said it had regained the rebel-held town and restored government control of Unity state, where oil production had been halted by fighting. The rebels said they made a "tactical withdrawal" from Bentiu to avoid civilian casualties. Andreea Campeanu/ReutersSudanMinkaman, South Sudan January 15, 2014 Two woman displaced by the fighting in Bor county sit by a mosquito net during the early morning in Lakes state. David Hume Kennerly/GettySanta Monica, Calif. January 14, 2014 Spectators watch a firefighting aircraft dump water on a brush fire alongside the Pacific Coast Highway. More than 160 firefighters battled the 10-acre blaze, which snarled rush hour traffic. Thaer Al Khalidiy/Reuters Homs, Syria January 15, 2014 Smoke rises from buildings after what activists said was shelling from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. Bassam Khabieh/ReutersSyriaDamascus, Syria January 7, 2014 A man carries a baby who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the capital's Duma neighborhood. Baz Ratner/Reuters Southern Israel January 13, 2014 President Shimon Peres lays a wreath during the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon near Sycamore Farm, Sharon's residence. Israel celebrated the military achievements of a man seen as a war hero at home, but as a war criminal by many in the Arab world. Sharon, 85, died Jan. 11 after spending the last eight years of his life motionless in a hospital bed, pitched into a coma by a stroke and far from the public gaze. Fabrizio Bensch/ReutersBerlin January 14, 2014 Models present creations by Augustin Teboul during the Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014. Max Rossi/Reuters Giglio, Italy January 12, 2014 The side of the cruise liner Costa Concordia is pictured during the "parbuckling" operation. Thirty massive tanks filled with air will lift the hulk of the Costa Concordia off the seabed in June so it can be towed away from the Italian island where it capsized two years ago, officials said. The 114,500-ton vessel hit rocks on Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 people. It was hauled upright in September, but still rests where it capsized, just outside the holiday island's small port. Refloating the Concordia will be one more phase in the largest maritime salvage in history. Where the ship will be dismantled—the final step—has yet to be decided. Aijaz Rahi/AP Melbourne, Australia January 16, 2014 Ball boys dry the surface of an outside court after rain delayed play late in the day at the Australian Open tennis championship. Mike Blake/ReutersLeucadia, Calif. January 15, 2014 A surfer heads home after sunset.