The Week in Photos: January 11, 2014

From Bao Bao the baby panda’s debut in Washington to the depths of America’s deep freeze, a look at the most striking images from the past seven days.

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Mumbai, India

January 8, 2014
A participant flies a tiger-shaped kite during the International Kite Festival.

Binsar Bakkara/AP

North Sumatra, Indonesia

January 4, 2014
Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flow during an eruption. The 8,530-foot volcano has sporadically erupted since September.

Ariel Schalit/AP

Tel Aviv, Israel

January 5, 2014
African migrants sit on top of a Holocaust memorial installation in Rabin Square, after a march to demand employment rights and better treatment from the Israeli government.

Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Innsbruck, Germany

January 3, 2014
Germany's Severin Freund takes off from the ski jump during the first practice session of the third jumping of the four-hills tournament.

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

New York City

January 3, 2014
A worker clears wet snow off a sidewalk with a squeegee in front of a billboard sign in Times Square.

Andre Penner/AP

Sao Paulo, Brazi

January 8, 2014
A model performs dressed as a mermaid at an aquarium. The presentation runs daily as a special event to attract visitors during the January school vacations.

Jesse Washington/AP

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

January 6, 2014
Pizza deliveryman Taras Sushko walks through the ice-crusted door of Nicco's Pizza. As dangerously frigid air swept through this hard-luck Pennsylvania town on Monday night and early Tuesday morning, the few people who ventured outside needed something—mostly gambling, a drink, or cigarettes.

Ahmad Masood/Reuters

New Delhi, India

January 6, 2014
Indian soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning. India will celebrate the annual holiday on January 26.

Lee Jin-man/AP

Seoul, South Korea

January 7, 2014
A visitor stands near LED lighting drums while touring a showroom of Samsung Electronics. Samsung's fourth-quarter operating profit declined 6 percent from a year earlier, the company said Tuesday, underlining the challenges the world's largest smartphone maker faces as sales of mobile devices slow in advanced countries.

Charles Dharapak/AP


January 6, 2014
Bao Bao, a four-and-a-half-month-old giant panda, makes her public debut at an indoor habitat at the National Zoo. Bao Bao, who now weighs 16.9 pounds, was born to the zoo's female giant panda, Mei Xiang, and male giant panda, Tian Tian.

Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

New Delhi, India

January 5, 2014
People ride self-balancing Segway transportation devices past the Indian home ministry.

Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Duma, Syria

January 7, 2014
Men hold up a baby saved from under rubble. The child survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighborhood of Damascus.

Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Dhaka, Bangladesh

January 4, 2014
People work in front of a garage where rickshaws are parked because of a pre-election strike.


Rajshahi, Bangladesh

January 5, 2014
Activists of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party and Bangladesh Nationalist Party attack a supporter (bottom) of the ruling Awami League. The Awami League was poised to win a violence-plagued parliamentary election that was boycotted by the main opposition party. With fewer than half of the 300 seats being contested, voters cast ballots in modest numbers amid heavy security in an election that was seen by international observers as flawed.

Yuya Shino/Reuters

Tokyo, Japan

January 6, 2014
Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association display their balancing skills atop bamboo ladders during a New Year demonstration by the fire brigade.

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London, United Kingdom

January 6, 2014
A model presents a creation from the Bobby Abley MAN Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

New York

January 4, 2014
A single-engine plane sits amid vehicle traffic on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx borough of New York. The aircraft landed on the expressway on Saturday afternoon, according to the city's Office of Emergency Management. Three people were injured but the circumstances surrounding the plane's landing are still unclear, the news sources said.

Brian Snyder/Reuters

Waltham, Massachusetts

January 2, 2014
Snowflakes collect on a car window during a winter nor'easter snowstorm.

Boris Grdanoski/AP

Skopje, Macedonia

January 9, 2014
A man with a child walks towards the top of Vodno Mountain.