TOPSHOT - A sledding dog is covered in ice after spending the night in the open air with his musher at the polar base of Val-Cenis, as they ready for the next stage of the 12th edition of 'La Grande Odyssee' sledding race across the Alps on January 17, 2016 in Val Cenis Lanslevillard. / AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - The Silberhorn mountain casts its shadow during a foggy day on January 16, 2016 above the resort of Wengen, Swiss Alps. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Youth take part in a snow battle in Kiev on January 17, 2016. / AFP / YURIY KIRNICHNY (Photo credit should read YURIY KIRNICHNY/AFP/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 18: (CHINA OUT) Workers help to clean near Beijing News Plaza as the hot water pipes burst here on January 18, 2016 in Beijing, China. The pipes burst at nearly 9:00 pm, dispersing heavy steam clouds over the area. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Japanese wild monkeys known as 'snow monkeys' bathe in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in Yamanouchi town, Nagano prefecture, Japan on January 18, 2016. The park attracts more foreign tourists every year and the number of visitors has increased about 20 percent compared to the same period of the last year. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JANUARY 17: People ride on the new Avenida Niemeyer bicycle lane which hugs the Atlantic coastline on the day it was inaugurated on January 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio has the most extensive system of urban bike lanes in Latin America and is attempting to finish construction on other lanes linking more parts of the city to the area where the Olympic Park is located. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin in August. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Snow covers the landscape near Braunschweig, central Germany, on January 18, 2016. / AFP / dpa / Julian Stratenschulte / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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This week in the United States, headlines were dominated by the coming of Winter Storm Jonas, as well as the ongoing campaigning by the 2016 presidential candidates. Elsewhere, we saw the birth of an endangered gorilla at an Amsterdam zoo, the beginning of the Australian Open, and the celebration of the Epiphany by Orthodox Christians.
Click through the slideshow above for photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the next seven days.