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Jan 4. 2015. A salvage tug lights the hull of the stricken Hoegh Osaka cargo ship after it ran aground on a sand bank Cowes, England.
Jan 4. 2015. A salvage tug lights the hull of the stricken Hoegh Osaka cargo ship after it ran aground on a sand bank Cowes, England.Peter Macdiarmid—Getty Images
Jan 4. 2015. A salvage tug lights the hull of the stricken Hoegh Osaka cargo ship after it ran aground on a sand bank Cowes, England.
Jan. 4, 2015. Tears shed by widow Pei Xia Chen fall onto the frame of a portrait of her slain husband, New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu, as his casket departs his funeral in New York.
SuicideJan. 5, 2015. People leave the scene of a suicide bomb attack that targeted the vehicle belonging to the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan. bomb attack targeted EUPOL vehicle in Kabul
Jan. 5, 2015. Sumatran tiger cubs and their parents walk around their enclosure at London Zoo, London.
Jan. 7, 2015. People gather to pay respect for the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris, Jan. 7, 2015.
Jan, 2, 2015. A door rests on the floor of a dismantled tent at the Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province of Afghanistan. The base is being shrunk by demolishing large swaths of housing in order to hold roughly 13,000 foreign troops.
Jan. 7, 2015. Pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow umbrellas, symbols for the Occupy Central movement, leave in the middle of a Legislative Council meeting as a gesture to boycott the government in Hong Kong.
Jan. 5, 2015. A construction worker walks up the staircase of a so-called container village for refugees which is partially under construction in the district of Koepenick, Berlin,
Jan. 2, 2015. Caskets containing the remains of AirAsia QZ8501 passengers recovered from the sea are carried to a military transport plane before being transported to Surabaya, Indonesia.
Jan. 3, 2015. Afghan refugee girls playing with a doll in a slum that hosts Afghan refugees and internally displaced Pakistanis from tribal areas on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Jan. 8, 2015. A member of India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" performs during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi.
Jan. 5, 2015. Visually impaired students of a school for the blind fight for the ball during a soccer match inside their school in New Delhi, India.
Jan. 6, 2014. A man stands on top of a building destroyed in the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants during a winter storm in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighborhood.
Jan. 4, 2015. Severin Freund of Germany during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria.
Jan. 7, 2015. Russian Cossacks guard the territory outside the Kazan Cathedral, where an Orthodox Christmas service is held, under heavy snowfall in Stavropol, Russia.
Jan. 8, 2015. A Syrian refugee girl stands behind a door at a makeshift settlement in the village of Ketermaya, south of Beirut.
Jan. 6, 2015. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo comforts his mother Matilda outside the St. Ignatius Loyola Church after a funeral service for his late father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, in New York.
Jan. 4, 2015. Finalists wait backstage before their performances during the annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Convention in Birmingham, England.
Jan. 7, 2015. Forest officials carry an injured leopard after it was tranquilized in the bedroom of a building in the center of the city in Gauhati, India.
Jan. 7, 2015. People hold posters with the words "Je Suis Charlie" (I Am Charlie) outside the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 6, 2015. Members of a traditional firefighting preservation group perform ladder stunts during the annual New Year's Fire Brigade Review in Tokyo.
Jan. 7, 2015. Members of the press, including NBC's Evan Dixon, face the blowing snow caused by Marine One as it landed on the South Lawn before picking up U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 4, 2015. Dover Athletic supporters applaud their team from trees outside the ground that overlook the pitch during their English FA Cup third round soccer match against Crystal Palace at Crabble Athletic Ground in Dover, England.
Jan. 5, 2015. The mother of Maria Francesca, who died of sudden infant death syndrome, cries in front of the coffin of her baby during the funeral in Wissous, outside Paris.
Jan. 8, 2014. A fisherman works aboard a trawler passing House Island in Casco Bay of Portland, Maine, where the temperature at dawn was minus-9 degrees.
Jan. 5, 2015. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope, NASA has revisited the famous Pillars of Creation, revealing a sharper and wider view of the structures in this visible-light image.
Jan 4. 2015. A salvage tug lights the hull of the stricken Hoegh Osaka cargo ship after it ran aground on a sand bank
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The Best Pictures of the Week: Jan. 2 – Jan. 9.

Jan 09, 2015

From the deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris to the funeral of police officer Wenjian Liu in New York and the Hubble Space Telescope revisiting the iconic "Pillars of Creation" image to counting the animals at London Zoo, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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