U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, January 20, in Washington. Obama focused on the economic gains that he hopes will become his presidential legacy, and he decided to have a little fun, too. "I have no more campaigns to run," Obama said, drawing loud applause from Republicans in the House chamber. But Obama had a quick comeback: "I know, 'cause I won both of 'em."
Smoke and flames rise in Sanaa, Yemen, during heavy clashes between presidential guards and Houthi rebels on Monday, January 19. Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and the country's Cabinet resigned several days later.
The jet exhaust from Air Force One blows the hat off U.S. Marine Cpl. Chaz Sorensen as it departs Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Wednesday, January 21.
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Syrian men carry wounded people after a reported airstrike on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria, on Wednesday, January 21.
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An aerial view of Sydney's Bondi Beach on Saturday, January 17.
Firefighters stand on a ladder while spraying water onto an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey, on Wednesday, January 21. The fire consumed 240 apartments and permanently displaced up to 500 residents, according to Edgewater Mayor Michael McPartland.
Palestinian Salafists, members of an ultraconservative sect of Islam, protest outside the French Cultural Center in Gaza City on Monday, January 19. They were upset that the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo -- the target of a terror attack earlier this month -- published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
Marchers in Selma, Alabama, assemble on the Edmund Pettus Bridge during an event celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 18. Police attacked civil rights marchers on the bridge 50 years ago at a protest that became known as "Bloody Sunday."
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A paramilitary policeman releases a wild goose in Linghai, China, on Tuesday, January 20. About eight wild geese had been found injured, according to local media, and they were set free after being treated.
A waterspout forms above the Mediterranean Sea, off the coastal city of Nice, France, on Monday, January 19.
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The glow from a Noctiluca scintillans algal bloom gives an eerie look to the Hong Kong seashore in this long-exposure photo taken Thursday, January 22. Farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries triggers the luminescence, according to University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye.
A close-up of an elephant's eye at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday, January 18. The Sri Lankan elephant is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
A reveler wearing a demon costume takes part in the traditional Correfoc festival in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Saturday, January 17. During the Correfoc, participants dress as demons and devils and move through the streets scaring people with fire and fireworks.
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Protesters talk with gas masks on as they clash with police Friday, January 16, on the outskirts of Manama, Bahrain. They were demonstrating against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of the banned Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq.
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Work continues Tuesday, January 20, after several hundred tons of concrete fell from an overpass and crashed onto Interstate 75 in Cincinnati. The "catastrophic pancake collapse" occurred the night before as workers were preparing for the demolition of the overpass, the Cincinnati Fire Department said. The collapse killed a worker and injured a truck driver.
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Orthodox Christians near the village of Sretenka, Kyrgyzstan, dip into the icy waters of a lake while celebrating the Epiphany holiday on Monday, January 19. Among Orthodox Christians, the feast of Epiphany celebrates the day the spirit of God descended upon believers in the shape of a dove during Jesus Christ's baptism in the river Jordan.
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Laborers shovel coal onto a truck outside Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, January 19. Each laborer earns an average of $10 per day. Many of them left their families in the northern provinces to find work in the capital.
Two camels wrestle during the Selcuk-Efes Camel Wrestling Festival, which was held in Selcuk, Turkey, on Sunday, January 18. Hundreds of camels competed in the annual event, which is watched by thousands of enthusiasts in western Turkey.
People remove snow from the roof of a hostel in Voss, Norway, on Friday, January 16.
Belgian paratroopers keep guard outside a Jewish school in Antwerp, Belgium, on Saturday, January 17. Security was tightened in many parts of the country after an anti-terror operation in the city of Verviers on January 15.
Veterinarians hold a Eurasian eagle-owl during an X-ray scan at an animal hospital in Shenyang, China, on Tuesday, January 20. The bird was in good condition after having surgery for a bone fracture in its right wing.
Children from the Langata Road Primary School scramble up a bridge to escape tear gas after police attempted to break up a demonstration Monday, January 19, in Nairobi, Kenya. The children were among those protesting against the removal of the school's playground.
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has his eye patched up as he returns to Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, January 20. Reid hurt his eye a few weeks ago while exercising at his home in Nevada. He will have surgery to help him recover his full vision.
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A boy plays with a dog before it is blessed by a priest outside the San Anton church in Malaga, Spain, on Saturday, January 17. Every year, pet owners bring their animals to be blessed on the day of San Anton, Spain's patron saint of animals.
A woman in Baku, Azerbaijan, cries Tuesday, January 20, at the Alley of Martyrs, a cemetery and memorial dedicated to those killed by Soviet troops during the Black January crackdown in 1990.
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Rescue workers in Jingjiang, China, gather at a tugboat that sank in the Yangtze River on Thursday, January 15. At least 21 people died and one more was missing, state media reported.
A Red Cross nurse, left, carries a child while disembarking from the Italian Navy patrol ship Libra, which arrived in Augusta, Italy, on Saturday, January 17. The baby was among more than 300 migrants rescued from unseaworthy vessels.
A boy plays with a kite at the Ramos Pool, an artificial beach in Rio de Janeiro, as temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, January 19.
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A tightrope walker performs during the opening ceremony to launch Plzen, Czech Republic, as a European Capital of Culture on Saturday, January 17. Plzen is one of Europe's rotating culture capitals this year, and it will host various events this year to raise its profile, according to the European Commission.
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Defendant Harun P., a German national accused of being a member of the ISIS militant group, arrives for the start of his trial in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, January 20. See last week in 34 photos