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A university student of Jilin Agricultural University splashes water to the air while it freezes to ice quickly on January 25, 2016 in Changchun, Jilin Province of China. Affected by the cold snap throughout the country, most parts in China provinces encountered cold weather and heavy snow recently. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, right, talk after a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Taiwan's "frogmen" Marines perform covert landing drills just a few kilometers from mainland China on the outlying island of Kinmen, Taiwan, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Taiwan is holding small-scale military drills on an island it controls just off the Chinese coast. The head of Kinmen's defense command says the beach landing exercise and simulated attack by the navy's elite "frogman" commandos Tuesday were to show the ability of the armed forces to provide security in the Taiwan Strait ahead of next month's Lunar New Year holiday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
This picture taken on January 26, 2016 shows a monkey waiting to put on a costume before a performance at a monkey training school in a zoo in Dongying, eastern China's Shandong province. A dozen monkeys are being trained at the school as part of festivities for the upcoming Year of the Monkey which begins on February 8. (WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
A man works on a fence amidst a cloud of insecticide as city workers fumigate to combat the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus, at the San Judas Community in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Worries about the rapid spread of Zika through the hemisphere has prompted officials in El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil to suggest women stop getting pregnant until the crisis has passed. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
A member of the Greek Red Cross waits for migrants and refugees to arrive on a beach of the Greek island of Lesbos Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. More than 850,000 people, most fleeing conflict in Syria and Afghanistan, entered Greece by sea in 2015, according to the UNHCR, and already in 2016, some 35,455 people have arrived despite plunging winter temperatures.(AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center right, meets with attendees during a campaign stop at the Radisson Hotel, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
BITLIS, TURKEY - JANUARY 27: A dog is seen in Bitlis province of Turkey on January 27, 2016 as extreme winter conditions continue to hit Turkey. Roads were closed in at least 150 residential areas due to heavy snow and poor weather conditions. (Photo by Sener Toktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
In this Jan. 26, 2016 photo, Daniele Ferreira dos Santos holds her son Juan Pedro, who was born with microcephaly, outside her house in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Santos was never diagnosed with Zika, but she blames the virus for her sonâs defect and for the terrible toll it has taken on her life. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
An investor looks at his mobile phone near an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Asian stock markets sank Tuesday, led by a plunge in the Shanghai index, after a renewed slump in the price of oil kept investors on edge about the global economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Sotheby's employees adjust a painting by Pablo Picasso called 'Tete de Femme' at the auction rooms in London, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. The painting is estimated at 16-20 million pounds (US$23-29 million) when it goes up for auction in London on Feb. 3. in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
People stroll alongside one of the hills of the Tio Pio park in Madrid, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. The park is a high viewpoint frequented mostly by locals due to its view of the Spanish capital skyline. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
People walk in snowfall from an eternal flame to the Motherland monument to put flowers at the Piskaryovskoye Cemetery where most of the Leningrad Siege victims were buried during World War II, in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. People gather to marked the 72nd anniversary of the battle that lifted the Siege of Leningrad. The Nazi German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg, was broken on Jan. 18, 1943 but finally lifted Jan. 27, 1944. More than 1 million people died mainly from starvation during the 900-day siege. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
TOPSHOT - A Health Ministry employee fumigates a home against the Aedes aegypti mosquito to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, in Soyapango, 6 km east of San Salvador, on January 27, 2016. Health authorities have issued a national alert against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of the Zika virus which might cause microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. (MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man uses cross country skies as he goes down M Street NW in the snow, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 in the Georgetown area of Washington. A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation's capital and its largest city. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A man enters the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp through the gate with the phrase 'Arbeit macht frei' (work sets you free) at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Oranienburg, about 30 kilometers, (18 miles) north of Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A gull stands on the ice of the Maschsee lake in Hannover on January 25, 2016. (JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images)
Municipal workers pause to refill the insecticide sprayer during an operation to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus at the Imbiribeira neighborhood in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Brazil's health minister Marcelo Castro said that nearly 220,000 members of Brazil's Armed Forces would go door-to-door to help in mosquito eradication efforts ahead of the country's Carnival celebrations. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A woman decorates a snowman in Times Square as all cars but emergency vehicles are banned from driving on the road on January 23, 2016 in New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have been reported as the storm moves up the coast. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
Paramedic Pete Amato, left, talks with Stony Brook University Hospital patient Melanie Chirichella in her room, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Stony Brook, N.Y. Amato navigated through whiteout conditions during Saturday's blizzard to take her nearly 20 miles to the hospital to receive a kidney transplant which she had been waiting for for nearly a year and a half. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
French riot police react as straw is blown at them from a straw spreader machine as they guard the entrance to a Carrefour hypermarket, in Le Mans, northwestern France, on January 27, 2016 during a demonstration of farmers against falling prices of dairy and meat products. Farmers unions are demanding distributors and major food companies pay more for produce and livestock. (JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian girl looks through the window of her family zinc sheet house in the Bedouin village, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Heavy rains caused widespread flooding in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday placing further strain on run-down infrastructure and power supplies in the blockaded Palestinian territory. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
FLINT, MI - JANUARY 26: Matt Hopper holds and comforts Nyla Hopper, age 5 of Flint, after she has her blood drawn to be tested for lead on January 26, 2016 at Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. Free lead screenings are performed for Flint children 6-years-old and younger, one of several events sponsored by Molina Healthcare following the city's water contamination and federal state of emergency. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
A campaign bus for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is reflected in the window as Sanders speaks at a campaign event, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Tyler Ridge, left, Evan Oakes, and Stephen Biggs, relax in a snow fort in the median of Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A massive winter storm buried much of the U.S. East Coast in a foot or more of snow by Saturday, shutting down transit in major cities, stranding drivers on snowbound highways, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A woman walks along Broad Street during a snowstorm, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
A national police officer fires birdshot at demonstrators during a street protest after it was announced that the runoff Jan. 24, presidential election had been postponed, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. The Provisional Electoral Council in Haiti has postponed the election amid escalating protests by the opposition, which claims the first round was marred by fraud in favor of a government-backed candidate. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: (EDITORS NOTE: Image conveted from color to Black and White) Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at LA Art Show And Los Angeles Fine Art Show's 2016 Opening Night Premiere Party Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
A man suffering from hereditary blindness looks on in Paran, 4 hours from Lima, a town that is in the mountains, a rural community of 360 people, of which about 60 men suffer from hereditary blindness on January 27, 2016. Retinitis pigmentosa, a progressive disease of vision loss from outside to inside. Retinitis pigmentosa, is a progressive disease of vision loss from outside to inside, a phenomenon known as tunnel vision. The disease that has definitive no cure, manifested in boys from age 7, who see with difficulty in the day and at night almost nothing. There are five generations who are blind by retinitis pigmentosa in the village, which was founded by seven families who are brought the disease. In the midst of the Andes at 3000 meters high, 75% of people do not see. (Photo by Sebastian Castaneda/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Civil Defence workers use a boat to evacuate people from a flooded area following heavy rainfall in Rafah, Gaza on January 26, 2016. (Photo by Ali Hassan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
One of three Sperm Whales, which were found washed ashore near Skegness over the weekend, lays on a beach on January 25, 2016 in Skegness, England. The whales are thought to have been from the same pod as another animal that was found on Hunstanton beach in Norfolk on Friday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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As we reach the end of the month, take some time to look back at this past week's biggest stories through the photos that captivated us all. Winter Storm Jonas created dramatic scenes up and down the East Coast, including citizens skiing down streets in Washington, DC and building snowmen in Times Square. We also saw the increasing severity of the current Zika outbreak in the Americas, as well as continued preparation for the Iowa Caucuses.

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

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