Photos of the Week: 1/23 - 1/30

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Chinese artist Liu Bolin (C) stands during a performance with masks in the lobby of the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel in Mexico City on January 28, 2015.

Photo Credit: Alfredo Estrella, AFP/Getty Images

A Romanian priest puts out candles inside a church built entirely from ice blocks cut from a frozen lake after a blessing religious service at the Balea Lac resort in the Fagaras mountains, Romania, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The blessing was performed jointly by priests from all Christian denominations in Romania and the church, built at an altitude of over 2,000 meters, will host all types of religious events like weddings and baptizing ceremonies as long as the cold weather lasts.

Photo Credit: Vadim Ghirda, AP Photo

A syrian child who fled from the civil war, living in Suruc refugee camp is seen in Sanliurfa, Turkey on January 30, 2015. Syrian children will be able to continue their education with the Foreign Students Education Operation System in Turkey.

Photo Credit: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Holocaust survivor Ela Weissberger, aged 84 looks at one of only 70 special candles, and the first in Scotland, commissioned to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2015 in Ayr, Scotland. People across Britain will come together today to remember and honour the millions killed in the Holocaust and mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau.

Photo Credit: Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images

People look out from office building windows as snow falls in downtown Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down and bundling up against a potentially history-making storm that could unload a paralyzing amount of snow.

Photo Credit: Michael R. Sisak, AP Photo

A man makes his way through Portland, Maine in near-whiteout conditions, Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, in downtown Portland, Maine. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Gray have said that much of southern Maine will see 12 to 18 inches of snow, while small bands of intense snowfall will increase those totals in localized areas.

Photo Credit: Robert F. Bukaty, AP Photo

A Holocaust survivor wipes her eye while standing outside a detention block of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Some 300 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz for the 70th anniversary of the death camp's liberation by the Soviet Red Army in 1945, down from 1,500 who attended the event 10 years ago.

Photo Credit: Alik Keplicz, AP Photo

A Pakistani boy sits near a fire inside his family's makeshift tent to warm himself from the early morning cold, in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Photo Credit: Muhammed Muheisen, AP Photo

Students lay out in their bathing suits on the Quad, on the campus of Harvard University on January 27, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Boston, and much of the Northeast, is being hit with heavy snow from Winter Storm Juno.

Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer, Getty Images

An old nonoperational Israeli tank sits in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military said. The fire comes after an airstrike last week in Syria attributed to Israel that killed six members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and an Iranian general. Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the country has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in the alleged Israeli airstrike.

Photo Credit: Ariel Schalit, AP Photo

Pedestrians walk through Times Square on the morning of January 27, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, was hit with heavy overnight snow from Winter Storm Juno.

Photo Credit: Alex Trautwig, Getty Images

A Kurdish fighter walks with his child in the center of the Syrian border town of Kobane, known as Ain al-Arab, on January 28, 2015. Kurdish forces recaptured the strategic town on the Turkish frontier on January 26 in a symbolic blow for the jihadists who have seized swathes of territory in a brutal onslaught across Syria and Iraq.

Photo Credit: Bulent Kilic, AFP/Getty Images

Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of Staff Sergeant Dor Chaim in Moshav Shtulim, southern Israel, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said that Iran is to blame for a deadly flare-up along the Israeli-Lebanese border the previous day, the deadliest escalation in the disputed zone since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.

Photo Credit: Tsafrir Abayov, AP Photo

Commandos are seen at Koroglu Mountain during the last day of their 5 day 'Fight with Heavy Snow and Cold Training' in Bolu, northwest of Turkey, on January 27, 2015.

Photo Credit: Mehmet Emin Gurbuz, Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Israeli border police officers stand guard during the memorial ceremony of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, on the 1st anniversary of his death at his grave site, in Havat Shikmim southern Israel, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
A flock of coloured pigeons fly during a pigeon-breeding competition in the southern Spanish village of Bollullos de la Mitacion, on January 27, 2015. During competition a single dove is chased by dozens of pigeon cocks resulting winner the male which courts the hen for longer. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman resident passes by a burning house in Mariupol, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A crowded open-air market in Ukraine's strategically important coastal city of Mariupol came under rocket fire Saturday morning, killing at least 10 people, regional police said. Heavy fighting in the region in the autumn raised fears that Russian-backed separatist forces would try to establish a land link between Russia and Crimea. Pro-Russian separatist forces have positions within 10 kilometers (six miles) from Mariupol's eastern outskirts.

Photo Credit: Sergey Vaganov, AP Photo

A protestor wearing a globe mask is pictured during an anti-fracking protest at County Hall in Preston, north west England, on January 28, 2015, ahead of a meeting by county councillors to consider plans for two new fracking sites.

Photo Credit: Paul Ellis, AFP/Getty Images

The shadow of Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem is cast on a wall as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits to greets him during their meeting in Athens, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Dijsselbloem is in Athens for talks with Greece’s new left wing government after it promised to renege on key bailout commitments required for repayment of a 240 billion euro ($270 billion) rescue package.

Photo Credit: Petros Giannakouris, AP Photo

Flowers lie on a concrete slab of the Holocaust Memorial to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Photo Credit: Markus Schreiber, AP Photo



It's the end of the week and the beginning of a new month, so take some time to look back on the most moving images from the final news stories of January.

Chinese artist Liu Bolin demonstrated just how dedicated he is to his craft this week, as he painted himself to blend in with a wall of colorful masks during a performance in Mexico City. This isn't the first time Bolin has painted himself into his environment, and you can see more of his work including photography and sculpture on his website.

Several photos in this week's roundup came from Winter Storm Juno and the various cities that were affected by it - from the light dusting in Philadelphia and New York City to the heavier hit areas around New England. A priest in Romania also spent some time out in the cold, as he and other priests in the region performed a blessing for a fully-functioning church built entirely of ice.

People around the world spent time on Tuesday paying their respects and somberly remembering the events of the Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Specifically, many Holocaust survivors made the trip to Auschwitz to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the camp's liberation.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from these stories and more, including anti-fracking protests in England, and a soft father-son moment captured among the continuing fighting in Syria. Be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the days to come.

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