Photos of the Week: 1/2 - 1/9



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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