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

Chinese artist Liu Bolin (C) stands during a performance with masks in the lobby of the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel in Mexico City on January 28, 2015.

Photo Credit: Alfredo Estrella, AFP/Getty Images

A syrian child who fled from the civil war, living in Suruc refugee camp is seen in Sanliurfa, Turkey on January 30, 2015. Syrian children will be able to continue their education with the Foreign Students Education Operation System in Turkey.

Photo Credit: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Holocaust survivor Ela Weissberger, aged 84 looks at one of only 70 special candles, and the first in Scotland, commissioned to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2015 in Ayr, Scotland. People across Britain will come together today to remember and honour the millions killed in the Holocaust and mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau.

Photo Credit: Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images

Students lay out in their bathing suits on the Quad, on the campus of Harvard University on January 27, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Boston, and much of the Northeast, is being hit with heavy snow from Winter Storm Juno.

Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer, Getty Images

Pedestrians walk through Times Square on the morning of January 27, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, was hit with heavy overnight snow from Winter Storm Juno.

Photo Credit: Alex Trautwig, Getty Images

A Kurdish fighter walks with his child in the center of the Syrian border town of Kobane, known as Ain al-Arab, on January 28, 2015. Kurdish forces recaptured the strategic town on the Turkish frontier on January 26 in a symbolic blow for the jihadists who have seized swathes of territory in a brutal onslaught across Syria and Iraq.

Photo Credit: Bulent Kilic, AFP/Getty Images

Commandos are seen at Koroglu Mountain during the last day of their 5 day 'Fight with Heavy Snow and Cold Training' in Bolu, northwest of Turkey, on January 27, 2015.

Photo Credit: Mehmet Emin Gurbuz, Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

A flock of coloured pigeons fly during a pigeon-breeding competition in the southern Spanish village of Bollullos de la Mitacion, on January 27, 2015. During competition a single dove is chased by dozens of pigeon cocks resulting winner the male which courts the hen for longer. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

A protestor wearing a globe mask is pictured during an anti-fracking protest at County Hall in Preston, north west England, on January 28, 2015, ahead of a meeting by county councillors to consider plans for two new fracking sites.

Photo Credit: Paul Ellis, AFP/Getty Images



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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