Photos of the Week: 2/6 - 2/13

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Photos of the Week: 2/6 - 2/13
A couple stands in front of the waves of the Mediterranean Sea at sunset on February 8, 2015 in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 06: The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen on Corcovado mountain on February 6, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city is gearing up to host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEBRUARY 11: Dancers of the Czech National Ballet wish good fortune to each other before beginnig the last performace of Amerikana III at the State Opera on February 11, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Madonna performs 'Living for Love' onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) greets supporters as she leaves celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of the country's independence hero, her father Aung San, in the remote central Myanmar town of Natmauk on February 13, 2015. Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addressed a crowd of thousands in the biggest celebrations honouring her independence hero father in memory, underscoring her legacy months before leading the opposition to momentous elections. AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
ARDAHAN, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 12: Horse drawn sleighs ride on the ice over the 'Lake Cildir', country's eastern Anatolia Region's 2nd largest lake with 123 square kilometers area, as snow falls in Ardahan, Turkey on February 12, 2015. A touristic attraction point Lake Cildir, tectonically formed and has freshwater, freezes with ice approximately 40 centimeters thickness on winter times. (Photo by Günay Nuh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MINAHASA, INDONESIA - FEBRUARY 11: A view of spewing pyroclastic during Mount Soputan volcano eruption, seen from Silian village on February 11, 2015 in Minahasa, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. (Photo by Ronny Adolof Buol/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Natalie Portman attends the 'Knight of Cups' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on February 8, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
A young Muslim girl holds a candlelight during a vigil at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles on February 12, 2015 for the three Muslim students who were fatally shot in North Carolina. The families of three Muslim students shot dead by a white neighbor have reiterated calls for the killings to be treated as a hate crime. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
KOUROU, FRENCH GUIANA - FEBRUARY 11: In this handout photo released by the European Space Agency (ESA),Vega VV04 carrying ESA's experimental spaceplane, IXV, during liftoff from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou on February 11, 2015 Kourou, French Guiana. This IXV mission will test cutting-edge system and technology aspects to provide Europe with an independent reentry capability, and a building block for reusable space transportation systems. It will validate designs for lifting-bodies, incorporating both the simplicity of capsules and the performance of winged vehicles, with high controllability and manoeuvrability for precision landing. (Photo by Stephane Corvaja/ESA via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 10: The Clarion Hotel and Casino is imploded on February 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the first casino implosion in Las Vegas since the New Frontier Hotel & Casino was brought down in 2007. The 12-story Clarion, located just off the Las Vegas Strip, opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn and changed ownership over the years becoming known by several names including the Royal Americana Hotel, The Paddlewheel Hotel Casino, the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel and the Greek Isles Hotel & Casino. The Clarion closed for good in September 2014, and was purchased for USD 22.5 million by Las Vegas developer Lorenzo Doumani who plans to turn the six-acre property into a mixed-use resort. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Visitors to the Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery look at record covers collected by Mexican artist Dr Lakra on February 11, 2015 in London, England. This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Ranging from mass-produced memorabilia and popular collectibles to one-of-a-kind curiosities, rare artefacts and specimens, these collections provide insight into the inspirations, influences, motives and obsessions of artists. Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector opens at the Barbican Art Gallery in London on February 12, 2015 until - May 25, 2015. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery)

It's been a busy week in news, so take a moment to look back on the week's best pictures from the world's biggest stories.

A couple in France last Sunday seemed so mesmerized by the golden sunset over the Mediterranean that they were oblivious to the enormous wave splashing up beside them. Getty photographer Boris Horvat captured the perfect, beautiful moment, though we imagine the pair in the photo weren't quite as calm and happy once the wave crashed down.

More weather-related stories around the world also made headlines this week, with staggering photos coming out of snowy Massachusetts, Russia, and everywhere in-between.

Around the United States, photos in this week's roundup came from the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, the implosion of the Clarion Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and a furry helper unveiling cars at the Chicago Auto Show.

Check out the slideshow above for more of the week's best photos, and make sure to check back next weekend for our selection of images from the next seven days.

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