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The Week in Photos: January 25, 2014

From a controversial dolphin hunt in Japan to explosive rage on the streets of Kiev, a look at the most compelling pictures from the past seven days.

Kiev, Ukraine

January 25, 2014
Violence rages on in Kiev after protesters reject a deal with Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich that would have released prisoners detained since last Sunday and convened parliament to discuss new laws limiting free speech and assembly.

Jacques Brinon/AP

Paris
January 20, 2014

A model wears a creation for Schiaparelli's spring-summer 2014 haute-couture fashion collection.

Binsar Bakkara/AP

Jeraya, Indonesia
January 20, 2014

Mount Sinabung spews lava and gas during its eruption, as seen from North Sumatra. The volcano has been erupting since September, forcing more than 20,000 people who live around its slopes to flee their homes for temporary shelters.

Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Kiev, Ukraine
January 22, 2014

A man plays a musical instrument near burning tires set ablaze by pro-European Union protesters during clashes. Ukraine opposition leaders said there had been no concrete results from their talks with President Viktor Yanukovych to end weeks of street unrest.

Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 22, 2014

Cristina Fernandez waves to supporters after a government ceremony. The Argentine president spoke in public for the first time since Dec. 10. Her 42-day silence had been feeding speculation about her health in the wake of brain surgery in October. Some opponents have questioned who is running the country.

Siegfried Modola/Reuters

Bangui, Central African Republic
January 20, 2014

A man listens to a live broadcast of the proceedings of the parliamentary elections at the national assembly. Central African Republic's transitional parliament elected Catherine Samba-Panza, the mayor of Bangui, as interim president. She is tasked with ending months of sectarian killings and guiding the country to full elections.

Jerome Delay/AP

Boali, Central African Republic
January 23, 2014

A Muslim man sleeps inside the St. Pierre Church, where he and hundreds of other Muslims have sought refuge. Clashes erupted between Anti-Balaka Christians and Seleka militias and thousands of Muslims have tried to flee the looting of their neighborhoods. This photo was taken on the day of the inauguration of Central African Republic's interim president, Catherine Samba-Panza.

Siegfried Modola/Reuters

Bangui, Central African Republic
January 22, 2014

People gather their belongings on a truck during a road repatriation to Chad. Central African Republic's new interim president said she would hold talks with armed groups in an effort to restore order to the former French colony, where at least seven more people were killed in sectarian violence in the north.

Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/AP

Bor, South Sudan
January 19, 2014

A South Sudanese government soldier is seen through a broken window at the airport. Leaders for warring sides in South Sudan's monthlong internal conflict say they are close to signing a cease-fire. A South Sudanese military spokesman said army forces had retaken Bor, defeating 15,000 rebels.

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

London
January 23, 2014

Artist Virgile Ittah's wax sculpture, Dreams Are Guilty, Absolute and Silent by Fire, is displayed at the New Order II: British Art Today exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. The exhibition features a collection of new work from the cream of Britain's emerging artists.

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Edinburgh, Scotland
January 29, 2014

A young girl looks at flowers and candles laid by members of the public near the house where 3-year-old Mikaeel Kular was reported missing last Thursday in the town of Kirkcaldy. Rosdeep Kular, 33, the mother of Mikaeel, has been charged in the death of her son.

Adrian Mylne/Reuters

Taiji, Japan
January 20, 2014

Fishermen in wetsuits hunt dolphins in a cove in western Japan. In an unusual move, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has expressed deep concern over the traditional dolphin hunt, in which local fisherman corral dolphins in a secluded bay before killing many for meat. The annual hunt in Taiji has long been a source of controversy and was the topic of The Cove, an Oscar-winning documentary.

Oded Balilty/AP

Tel Aviv, Israel
January 22, 2014

African migrants cover their mouths with tape during a protest in front of the U.S. embassy demanding asylum and work rights from the Israeli government. About 60,000 African migrants, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have trekked through Egypt and other Muslim countries to reach Israel in recent years. Some are fleeing violence or oppression in their home countries, while others are seeking better economic opportunities in Israel.

Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Kathmandu, Nepal
January 20, 2014

A migrant laborer from India balances himself as he walks on bamboo scaffolding while constructing the Vaishno Devi Temple, measuring 79 feet high, at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple.

Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Paris
January 20, 2014

Models present creations by designers Yassen Samouilov and Livia Stoianova as part of their haute couture spring/summer 2014 fashion show for On Aura Tout Vu.

Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

Aleppo, Syria
January 19, 2014

Residents look for survivors amid damaged buildings after what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in the Al-Ansari neighborhood.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Arlington, Va.
January 23, 2014

An Army honor guard escorts the caisson carrying the coffin containing the remains of Army Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, during burial services at Arlington National Cemetery. According to the Defense Department, Bohler, 29, of Willow Springs, N.C., died Dec. 19, 2013 in Now Bahar, Afghanistan from injuries suffered in a helicopter crash.

Chris Wattie/Reuters

Ottawa, Canada
January 21, 2014

A skater casts a shadow on the Rideau Canal. Environment Canada predicted a high of -20 Celsius for the nation's capital, which felt like -32 Celsius with the wind chill.