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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 08: Eiffel Tower is seen after its light were turned off for five minutes for the memory of the victims of the gun attack on the building of French magazine 'Charlie Hebdo', in Paris, France, on January 08, 2015. Gun attack to the magazine's building left 12 people dead on 07th of January in Paris. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JANUARY 02: (CHINA OUT) Citizens mourn the victims of Shanghai New Year Stampede at Chenyi Square on January 2, 2015 in Shanghai, China. At least 36 people were killed and 47 people were injured during a stampede at a New Year's celebration at Chenyi Square in Shanghai's Bund area. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 05: Members of the media photograph and capture food and beverage items as The Beverly Hilton reveals the menu for the 72nd annual Golden Globe awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: A salvage tug lights the hull of the stricken Hoegh Osaka cargo ship after it ran aground on a sand bank in the Solent on January 4, 2015 in Cowes, England. The cargo ship ran aground on Bramble Bank after leaving Southampton bound for Germany. All 25 crew members were rescued overnight. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
SHANDONG, CHINA - JANUARY 07: (CHINA MAINLAND OUT)The fluorescence sea which might caused by glowing microorganisms appears on 07th January, 2015 in Dongying, Shandong, China.(Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
Visitors walks in an ice maze at the China Ice and Snow World on January 4, 2015 on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 16th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Bulgarians dive into the icy waters of a lake to catch a cross in Sofia as part of Epiphany Day celebrations on January 6, 2015. It is believed that the first man to grab the cross, thrown into the water by an Eastern Orthodox priest, will be healthy throughout the year. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - JANUARY 4: Palestinians living in heavy weather conditions amid the ruins of houses destroyed in Israeli attacks, get warm in Gaza's Shejaiya district on January 4, 2015. (Photo by Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A group of Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard at the site of the New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai on January 3, 2015. Dozens of deaths from a crush in Shanghai highlight China's enduring vulnerabilities even as the country races ahead economically, commentators say, with authorities' management outpaced by new buildings and advanced transport. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: (EDITORS NOTE: This images was created using digital filter) Comedian Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)
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By KELSEY DRISCOLL

Happy New Year! After the craziness of the past few weeks, take a moment to relax and look through the best photos from the first days of 2015.

On Thursday, a young Filipino boy was photographed running among trash and flames at a garbage dump in Manila, but the fire doesn't seem to have been an accident. Impoverished scavengers in the Philippines regularly go through dump sites like this looking for anything worth saving and selling. In this situation, electrical wires found in the dump were being burned in order to salvage the copper within, hoping to make a few extra dollars.

Elsewhere around the world, some of the most moving images in this week's roundup of course came from the tragedies in France, beginning with the murders at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and continuing with the hostage situations on Friday. People around the world took to the streets for several nights to show their support for French citizens and the victims of the terrorist attacks. On Thursday, the lights at the Eiffel Tower were turned off for five minutes in memory of those who were killed.

Other newsworthy photos surfaced from the funeral for slain NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu, gay marriage becoming legal in Florida, and the aftermath of the New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai.

Click through the slideshow above to see all of these and more of our favorite shots from the past week, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selections from the next seven days.

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