A Kurdish fighter and his son walk down a street in the Syrian town of Kobane near the Turkish border, which Kurdish forces recaptured this week in a symbolic blow against the Islamic State militant group.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFPLink
Ukrainian soldiers put their dogs inside their jackets to help keep warm in the city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine. The military conflict between Russia-backed separatists and the government forces in the region has been raging since April, claiming more than 5,100 lives, according to the United Nations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Evgeniy Maloletka / APLink
A couple takes a selfie under a canopy of traditional Chinese lanterns at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joshua Paul / APLink
A man wearing a costume made of hay and reeds meant to represent a bear parades through the village of Krasnoilsk during celebrations of the winter Malanka festival in western Ukraine, which is observed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in accordance with the old Julian calendar. During the festival, participants wearing traditional masks and carnival costumes stroll from house to house singing carols and wishing households good luck, while at the same time playing pranks or performing short plays.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMAN PILIPEY / EPALink
Steve Gonzales offers prayers at a makeshift memorial for crossing guard Abel Flores Castellanos, 76, who was struck and killed by a car Tuesday afternoon in Monterey Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Iain Bell inspects a gas burning street light in central London. Despite nationwide budget cuts that have reduced local services and seen street lights dimmed to save money, 1,500 gas lamps in London are still maintained by hand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFPLink
Residents of Boston's Charlestown neighborhood dig out their cars that were buried when a blizzard dumped about two feet of snow on the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elise Amendola / APLink
Pope Francis greets a group of soldiers as he arrives at the Paul VI hall for his weekly general audience at the Vatican.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENZO PINTO / AFPLink
An Afghan refugee shows his son how to use a slingshot in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / APLink
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