Jan. 20, 2013. A French soldier wearing a skeleton mask stands next to a tank in a street in Niono, Mali. Related: See more photos from the unfolding conflict in Mali
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January 25, 2013 10:32 AM EST

From the French intervention in Mali and the Obama daughters enjoying the Inauguration to the surreal, icy aftermath of a fire in Chicago and a headless princess in London, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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