The Week in Pictures | Feb. 3-9, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Russia was in the spotlight as it kicked off the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a theatrical opening ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium. More photos

Burbank: Jay Leno chats with comic Billy Crystal during a commercial break in Leno’s final appearance as host of “The Tonight Show.”

Wellesley, Mass: A sculpture titled “Sleepwalker” on the campus of Wellesley College has prompted an online student petition to have it removed due to its edgy nature.

Seattle: Fans celebrate after the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl in franchise history, prompting fans to jump on cars, take over intersections and torch couches.

Philadelphia: Icy conditions have knocked out power to more than 200,000 electric customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and prompted school and legislative delays as well as speed reductions on major roadways.

Aleppo, Syria: Children exit a building after an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces. More photos

Istanbul, Turkey: A man leaves the court behind the police shields at the gate of Istanbul’s Anatolian side courthouse, where people gathered to support 19-year-old Mehmet Ayvalitas, who died during the Gezi Park protests last summer in Istanbul.

Rio de Janeiro: A TV cameraman is hit by an unknown explosive device during protests against the rising cost of transportation.

Bangui, Central African Republic: Chadian nationals and others from other Muslim countries shelter under a derelict aircraft  at the Bangui air force base awaiting their evacuation to Chad.

Pingxi, Taiwan:  Taiwan people release sky lanterns during the annual Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. Taiwan and foreign tourists released about 10,000 sky lanterns into the sky to pray for peace and happiness.

Add stops in France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Thailand, New Zealand and the Netherlands to round out the report.