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A woman takes a selfie in front of a multi coloured sheep installation displayed in a shopping mall for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong on February 18, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep begins on February 19. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
In this Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 file photo, a man covered in oil and soot representing the devil, smokes a cigarette as he gets ready for the carnival in the small village of Luzon, Spain. Preserved records from the 14th century document Luzon's carnival, but the real origin of the tradition could be much older. Carnival festivals are celebrated in their own way around hundreds of villages in Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
In this photo taken with a long exposure photo, a child spins a ball of fire during rituals in celebration of Mesni Zagovezni (Shrovetide) in the village of Lozen near the capital Sofia, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. People in the region believe they can chase away evil spirits by performing fire rituals on Mesni Zagovezni. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Cardinal Timothy Dolan leads Mass on Ash Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catherdral on February 18, 2015 in New York City. Ash Wednesday is the holy day that marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period in the Christian calendar that leads up to Easter. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
People covered in mud walk amid orange smoke during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Legend has it the "bloco" was born in 1986 after local teens hiking in a nearby mangrove forest smeared themselves with mud to discourage mosquitoes and then wandered through Paraty. The party grew year after year, but revelers eventually were banned from parading in the colonial downtown after shopkeepers complained pristine white walls were stained with the hard-to-remove mud. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Ethnic Intha fishermen with their legs wrapped around oars pull up nets in Inle lake, northeastern Shan state, Myanmar, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Intha fisherman are known for a unique style of rowing with one leg wrapped around a single oar instead of using their hands. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
An Afghani woman prepares traditional bread at her home in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Flowers are placed in front of the synagogue where one person was killed in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The alleged shooter was later killed by police who believe he also shot another person Saturday at a cultural center. (AP Photo/Michael Probst).
Hindu devotees, their bodies pierced with lemon and paladai, or bowl with a spout mainly used to feed milk to infants, wait to participate in a procession to mark Shivratri, or the night of Shiva, in Chennai, India, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Such processions are held as an offering and show of devotion by devotees on the day dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)
Kim Taylor, of Norwood, Mass., right, shovels a path in the snow in front of her home Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Norwood. A storm brought a new round of wind-whipped snow to New England on Sunday, threatening white-out conditions in coastal areas and forcing people to contend with a fourth winter onslaught in less than a month. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, Hsu Li-yen, 28, makes prayer offering incense sticks in his family shop to fill huge orders in the run up to the Chinese New Year in New Taipei City, Taiwan. After his mandatory 2-year military service, Hsu chose to learn the family craft from his uncle who currently runs the shop. “People like to go to temples (to pray) for a good start of the new year… they use incense and (fake) paper money to ask for a peaceful year ahead,” He plans to spend time with his family over the holidays and says, “I hope everyone can be healthy, safe, and happy throughout this new year.” (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
Palestinians take photos of each other as the sun sets over the water of the Mediterranean Sea at fisherman's port in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
A girl wearing a traditional hanbok dress stands at a military fence facing towards North Korea at Imjingak park, south of the Military Demarcation Line and Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, on February 19, 2015. South Korean families separated during the Korean war often visit the DMZ to offer prayers to their relatives in the North, on the occasion of the Lunar New Year. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Philadelphia firefighters work the scene of an overnight blaze in west Philadelphia, Monday Feb. 16, 2015, as icicles hang from where the water from their hoses froze. Bone-chilling, single digit temperatures have gripped the region, prompting the closure of all parish and regional Catholic elementary schools in the city of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: 'Alex Chinneck for Vauxhall Motors: Pick yourself up and pull yourself together' for the launch of the Vauxhall Corsa at Southbank Centre on February 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Vauxhall Motors)
A carabinieri gives instructions to migrants before they board a military plane to be transferred on February 17, 2015 at the Lampedusa airport. Italian authorities on the tiny island of Lampedusa were attempting to process more than 1,200 newly-arrived migrants in a reception centre designed for a third of that number. The mainly African migrants were among some 3,800 would-be immigrants to Europe rescued in the Mediterranean since Friday, according to figures compiled by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
A security guard stands near a tree decorated with red lanterns at Ditan Park during a temple fair for a Lunar New Year celebration, in Beijing Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Snow covered ice is seen on the Hudson River outside of Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on February 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: A woman walks through steam on a Manhattan street during frigidly cold weather on February 16, 2015 in New York City. With temperatures in the teens, New York City is under a Winter Weather Advisory as more snow is forecast for the region tonight and tomorrow. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The sun rises above Lake Michigan as ice forms along the shore, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Chicago. Temperatures have dipped to as low as -13 in parts of Illinois with wind chills forecast to fall to between 20 and 30 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. A heavy winter storm descended on parts of the Middle East on Friday, with snow forcing the closure of all roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and sprinkling Israel's desert with a rare layer of white. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: A man takes a nap on the Staten Island Ferry on a frigidly cold day as it heads towards Manhattan on February 19, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the East Coast, has been experiencing unusually cold weather with temperatures in the teens and the wind chill factor making it feel below zero. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A cameraman films as Russian aerobatic team Yakovlev performs at the inaugural function of Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Aviation companies from around the world are participating in the five-day event which runs through Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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It's finally the weekend, so take some time to look back at the best photos from some of the past week's biggest headlines.

The American news this week was dominated once again by stories about the weather, with another round of snow and frigid temperatures battering New England, New York, and the midwest. Around the world, millions celebrated the Chinese New Year, and other events such as Shrovetide in Bulgaria and the "Mud Block" carnival in Brazil.

Click through the slideshow above for photos from all these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the next 7 days.

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