Pictures in the News | January 23, 2015

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in the Middle East, where mourners gather around the grave of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah at the Al-Oud cemetery in Riyadh. Foreign leaders gathered in the Saudi capital for the funeral of the ruler of the world’s top oil exporter.

Sanaa, Yemen: An armed member of the Shiite Huthi movement shouts slogans during a demonstration to support the movement’s uprising, which resulted in militants taking control of Sanaa, the Yemeni capital.

Central Coast: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin suit up in tactical gear before a training exercise at dusk during a patrol mission along the Central Coast of California. Read story

Havana, Cuba: Musicians walk along the streets of Havana. Cuban officials and the highest-level U.S. delegation to visit Havana in 35 years held landmark talks on reopening embassies, but both sides warned that normalizing ties would take time.

Dresden, Germany: A  360-degree panorama display depicts the city of Dresden in the aftermath of the Allied firebombing during World War II. On February 13, 1945, only months before the end of the war, British and U.S. bombers obliterated the historic city center, killing at least 25,000 people.

Myitkyina, Myanmar: People attend a funeral service for two schoolteachers who activists said were raped and murdered by government troops. The battered bodies of the two women, ages 20 and 21, were found in a remote village in Shan state, where they were teaching children.

Melbourne, Australia: Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts during his third-round match against Andreas Seppi of Italy at the Australian Open tennis tournament.