It's finally the weekend, so take some time to look back at the best photos from some of the past week's biggest headlines.
The American news this week was dominated once again by stories about the weather, with another round of snow and frigid temperatures battering New England, New York, and the midwest. Around the world, millions celebrated the Chinese New Year, and other events such as Shrovetide in Bulgaria and the "Mud Block" carnival in Brazil.
Click through the slideshow above for photos from all these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the next 7 days.
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