Photos of the week: 12/29 - 1/5

Photos of the week: 12/29 - 1/5
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Photos of the week: 12/29 - 1/5
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: A snow plows Liberty Island next to the Statue of Liberty on January 5, 2018 in New York City. New York City dug out from the 'Bomb Cyclone' under frigid temperatures. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump is seen as he delivers a message during the daily briefing hosted by U.S. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
A baby caresses Pope Francis during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firemen work at an apartment building in the Bronx, New York, U.S. January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A New York City Department of Sanitation worker cleans the streets after the New Year celebrations in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
LITTLETON, CO - JANUARY: Gracie Parrish holding her daughter Evie gets hugs from friends during a candle light vigil for her husband Douglas County deputy sheriff Zackari Parrish at Mission Hills church on January 1, 2018 in Littleton, Colorado. Parrish, 29, was gunned down in an ambush when deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at Copper Canyon apartment complex. Four other deputies and two civilians were injured in the shootout that left the shooter dead. Services for Parrish will be held Friday. He leaves behind his wife Gracie and their 2 daughters Evie and Caroline. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
A boy listens to a prayer before he and other relatives visit the grave of their loved ones, all minors, who were killed a year ago during the government's war on drugs campaign, at the Tala Cemetery in Caloocan, east of Manila on December 28, 2017, as the world commemorates Holy Innocents' Day. Catholics celebrate the biblical passage when King Herodes the great ordered to kill all newborn babies to kill Jesus Christ. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A young visitor interacts with a baby hippopotamus swimming in its enclosure at the Berlin Zoo on January 1, 2018. Tourists and locals flocked to the zoo in the German capital on the unseasonably warm first day of the year. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Ice and water flow over the American Falls, viewed from the Canadian side in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron Lynett
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH AND INJURY Rescue workers work at the scene after a bus crashed with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of Lima, Peru, January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo TEMPLATE OUT.
A man holds a copy of the book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' by Michael Wolff after buying it at a bookstore in Washington, DC on January 5, 2018. The book was rushed into bookstores and onto e-book platforms four days ahead of schedule due to what its publisher called 'unprecedented demand' -- and after Trump's bid to block it failed. The book -- which has sent shockwaves across Washington -- quickly sold out in shops in the US capital, with some even lining up at midnight to get their hands on it. Trump has decried the instant best-seller as 'phony' and 'full of lies.' / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [January 5, 2018] instead of [December 5, 2018]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman uses a mobile phone as members of Sarruga Produccions theater company perform "Beringei" during the Santiago a Mil International Theatre Festival in Santiago, Chile, January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza
Different strands of marijuana are displayed on a table at the MedMen dispensary in West Hollywood, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. California launched legal marijuana Monday, and customers lined up to celebrate the historic moment in San Diego, Sacramento and Oakland -- some of the municipalities given the green light to start sales on January 1. Meantime, in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the state's first- and fourth-largest cities, customers were turned away empty handed.�Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A veterinarian checks a teeth of female orangutan named Dara at Bali Zoo in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia December 30, 2017 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Nyoman Budhiana/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT.
DOVER, DE - JANUARY 03: Snow falls as a U.S. Army carry team moves the transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, January 3, 2018 in Dover, Delaware. Sgt. Golin who was from Fort Lee, NJ., died of injuries sustained from small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in the Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A bulldog walks through the snow during a snowstorm in New York, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Firefighters battle a 7-alarm fire on January 2, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The fire, which started around 5:30 a.m. on a frigid Tuesday, is believed to have started on a first-floor furniture store before overtaking the entire building. There were numerous injuries reported from the morning fire which took over 200 firefighters to control. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A small herd of cows sit on the sand outside a hotel on Nungwi Beach, on the island of Zanzibar, on December 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GULSHAN KHAN (Photo credit should read GULSHAN KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Boys stands near a damaged site after an airstrike on the Eastern Ghouta town of Misraba, Syria, January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An aerial view shows employees working on fishponds for trout and sturgeon at a fish farm owned by Maltat company on the frozen Yenisei River near the Siberian village of Primorsk in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia January 3, 2018. Picture taken January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A girl stands between binoculars that look towards the North, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A passenger plane, with a 'supermoon' full moon seen behind, makes its final landing approach towards Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Students react as water from earthen pitchers is poured on them to take a holy bath during a ceremony organised to resemble the annual month-long Hindu religious festival of Magh Mela, held during the Hindu month of Magh, in Ahmedabad, India, January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Landau TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A surfer wipes out on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Trader Peter Tuchman reacts as the final day of trading for the year draws to a close at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A Palestinian demonstrator hurls stones toward Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the West Bank city of Nablus, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People offer prayers on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Navy personnel of People's Liberation Army (PLA) wave at their brides during a mass wedding at a military base in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, China December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A general view of the restaurants destroyed in a fire in Mumbai, India, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Family belongings pack apartment terraces on January 5, 2018 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. Under frigid temperatures, New York City dug out from the 'Bomb Cyclone.' (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04: JetBlue airplanes wait at the gates outside terminal five at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 4, 2018 in the Queens borough of New York City. A winter storm is traveling up the east coast of the United States dumping snow and creating blizzard like conditions in many areas. (Photo by Rebecca Butala How/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A man feeds a seagull flying behind a ferry on The Bosphorus as the sun shines in Istanbul on January 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 04: In this handout photo released by the South Korean Presidential Blue House, South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets former South Korean sex slave Kim Bok-dong, at hospital on January 4, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by South Korean Presidential Blue House via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A woman reacts with flour over her face while playing a game with cake-making ingredients as part of local festivities marking Myanmar's 70th Independence Day in Yangon on January 4, 2018. The country is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its declaration of independence from British colonial rule. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Indonesian bus passengers watch as Mount Sinabung spews thick smoke in Karo, North Sumatra on January 2, 2018. Mount Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years, after another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since. / AFP PHOTO / IVAN DAMANIK (Photo credit should read IVAN DAMANIK/AFP/Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks illuminate the city's skyline during New Year's Eve celebrations of 2018 on on January 1, 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - An Emirati man walks a camel across the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 2, 2018. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Berliner Seehunde (Berlin Seals) ice swimmers club take a dip in lake Orankesee during their traditional New Year's swimming event in Berlin, Germany, January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A powerful blizzard and blistering cold wreaked havoc on the East Coast and captivated headlines this week.  The wintry weather stretched from Florida to New England -- even parts of South Carolina saw significant snowfall. The storm, which was dubbed the "bomb cyclone," caused more than 1,200 U.S. flights to be canceled.

Other major headlines of the week included Hoda Kotb being named new co-anchor of NBC’s 'Today' show, a bombshell book by Michael Wolf about life inside President Trump's White House and a gunman who opened fire on sheriff's deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call near Denver.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the week.


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