A university student of Jilin Agricultural University splashes water to the air while it freezes to ice quickly on January 25, 2016 in Changchun, Jilin Province of China. Affected by the cold snap throughout the country, most parts in China provinces encountered cold weather and heavy snow recently. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
This picture taken on January 26, 2016 shows a monkey waiting to put on a costume before a performance at a monkey training school in a zoo in Dongying, eastern China's Shandong province. A dozen monkeys are being trained at the school as part of festivities for the upcoming Year of the Monkey which begins on February 8. (WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
BITLIS, TURKEY - JANUARY 27: A dog is seen in Bitlis province of Turkey on January 27, 2016 as extreme winter conditions continue to hit Turkey. Roads were closed in at least 150 residential areas due to heavy snow and poor weather conditions.
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A gull stands on the ice of the Maschsee lake in Hannover on January 25, 2016. (JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman decorates a snowman in Times Square as all cars but emergency vehicles are banned from driving on the road on January 23, 2016 in New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have been reported as the storm moves up the coast. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
French riot police react as straw is blown at them from a straw spreader machine as they guard the entrance to a Carrefour hypermarket, in Le Mans, northwestern France, on January 27, 2016 during a demonstration of farmers against falling prices of dairy and meat products. Farmers unions are demanding distributors and major food companies pay more for produce and livestock. (JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
FLINT, MI - JANUARY 26: Matt Hopper holds and comforts Nyla Hopper, age 5 of Flint, after she has her blood drawn to be tested for lead on January 26, 2016 at Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. Free lead screenings are performed for Flint children 6-years-old and younger, one of several events sponsored by Molina Healthcare following the city's water contamination and federal state of emergency. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: (EDITORS NOTE: Image conveted from color to Black and White) Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at LA Art Show And Los Angeles Fine Art Show's 2016 Opening Night Premiere Party Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
A man suffering from hereditary blindness looks on in Paran, 4 hours from Lima, a town that is in the mountains, a rural community of 360 people, of which about 60 men suffer from hereditary blindness on January 27, 2016. Retinitis pigmentosa, a progressive disease of vision loss from outside to inside. Retinitis pigmentosa, is a progressive disease of vision loss from outside to inside, a phenomenon known as tunnel vision. The disease that has definitive no cure, manifested in boys from age 7, who see with difficulty in the day and at night almost nothing. There are five generations who are blind by retinitis pigmentosa in the village, which was founded by seven families who are brought the disease. In the midst of the Andes at 3000 meters high, 75% of people do not see. (Photo by Sebastian Castaneda/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Civil Defence workers use a boat to evacuate people from a flooded area following heavy rainfall in Rafah, Gaza on January 26, 2016. (Photo by Ali Hassan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
One of three Sperm Whales, which were found washed ashore near Skegness over the weekend, lays on a beach on January 25, 2016 in Skegness, England. The whales are thought to have been from the same pod as another animal that was found on Hunstanton beach in Norfolk on Friday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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As we reach the end of the month, take some time to look back at this past week's biggest stories through the photos that captivated us all. Winter Storm Jonas created dramatic scenes up and down the East Coast, including citizens skiing down streets in Washington, DC and building snowmen in Times Square. We also saw the increasing severity of the current Zika outbreak in the Americas, as well as continued preparation for the Iowa Caucuses.
Click through the slideshow above for photos from these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming seven days.