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The Week in Pictures | Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

Travel bans were lifted in New York City, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut earlier this week after a storm that had been forecast as a crippling, city-crushing monster veered east and unleashed its wrath on New England. More photos

Los Angeles: Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight turned himself in to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured. Read story.

Los Angeles: Coverage of the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards backstage and on the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium.

San Francisco: Firefighters fight a four-alarm fire at 22nd and Mission streets, where one person died and at least four were injured in the city’s Mission District.

Oswiecim, Poland: An Auschwitz survivor walks out the gate with the sign saying “Work makes you free” after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the “death wall” execution spot on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp.

Mexico City: Rescuers work amid the wreckage caused by an explosion that ripped through a children’s hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing scores of people and injuring dozens, including 22 children. Read story.

Kobane, Syria: A Kurdish marksman stands atop a building as he looks at the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane. Kurdish forces recaptured the town on the Turkish frontier in a symbolic blow to the jihadists who have seized large swathes of territory in their onslaught across Syria and Iraq.

Donetsk, Ukraine: A Ukrainian woman begs for a stop to bombing in Donetsk after a shell hit the neighborhood where she lives, killing two civilians in Donetsk’s Kyibishevsky district.

Sydney, Australia: More than 2,000 Australians, led by local musicians, gathered in Sydney in a plea for mercy for two drug convicts facing execution in Indonesia.

Add stops in Germany, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Ukraine to round out the report.