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



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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