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A forensics team collects evidence after a shootout left two suspects dead in an anti-terrorism operation in the eastern Belgian city of Verviers. Belgian police also arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight, smashing a plot to kill police officers "in public roads and in police stations," they said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN THYS / AFP/Getty Images

French police, some in plainclothes and others in riot gear, take up positions outside a post office northwest of Paris where an armed man was holed up with two hostages. The man later surrendered and no one was hurt. There was no known link with last week's terror attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP/Getty Images

A man buys a copy of Charlie Hebdo in a French bookstore in London where customers queued up early in the morning to buy the first edition of the French satirical magazine to be published since 12 people were killed last week in an attack on its offices.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carl Court / Getty Images

Musicians play after the funeral for Charlie Hebdo editor and cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier in his hometown of Pontoise, France. Charbonnier, known as "Charb," was among 12 killed in last week's terrorist attack on the satirical magazine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aurelien Meunier / Getty Images

A reflection shows a member of La Fura dels Baus performing during a general rehearsal for Carl Orff's opera "Carmina Burana" at the Canal theatre in Madrid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANI POZO / AFP/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates the first hole-in-one of his professional career on the par-three 15th hole during the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images

The Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James embrace in a meeting of superstars after the Cavs defeated the Lakers, 109-102, at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Luca Matteotti of Italy, from left, leads Nate Holland of the U.S. and Kevin Hill of Canada during the men's snowboarding final at the Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lars Baron / Getty Images

Pope Francis sits for a photo with children at an event in Manila. Francis called on leaders in the Philippines to end "scandalous social inequalities," lamenting corruption in a nation where tens of millions of Catholics live in poverty.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OSSERVATORE ROMANO / AFP/Getty Images

Filipino children wearing Swiss Guard costumes rest while waiting for the arrival of Pope Francis at the Manila cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPA

Relatives of victims of a massive earthquake that struck Kobe, Japan, in 1995 light candles in a park on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the quake. The magnitude 7.3 Hanshin earthquake struck before dawn of Jan. 17, 1995, and killed more than 6,400 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIJI PRESS / AFP/Getty Images

Kashmiri Muslim villagers carry the body of a suspected militant, Isaaq Ahmad, during his funeral in the village Arwani, the summer capital of Kashmir. Ahmad was one of five militants who were killed in a gunfight with Indian troops in the Shopian forests on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPA

Neighborhood residents Olga Chacon and daughter Jade, 5, visit a sidewalk memorial to Andrew Ung outside his family's doughnut shop at Florence Avenue and South Broadway in South Los Angeles. Ung was stabbed to death during an apparent robbery while working at the shop.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Europe, where a forensics team gathers evidence after police shot dead two suspects in a gun battle during an antiterror operation in the eastern Belgian city of Verviers. Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight.

Manila: Pope Francis sits for a photo with children in the Philippine capital, where he called on leaders to end “scandalous social inequalities” and criticized corruption in a nation where tens of millions of Catholics live in poverty.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring a hole-in-one on the par-three 15th hole during the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Los Angeles: Kobe Bryant of the Lakers hugs LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers after their game at Staples Center.

Add stops in France, England, Spain, Germany and Japan to round out the report.

 

 

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