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The week in pictures
 


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Filipino children evacuees lie inside a makeshift shelter two days after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc in Philippines, claiming at least 35 lives. Scores of people are still missing.


Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
In the Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, India, a polling official marks the index finger of a woman voter with indelible ink before she casts her vote. Residents voted this week in the second phase of the seven-phase local election that will have major repercussions for the nation.


Al Bello/Getty Images
New York Giants fans hold a Victor Cruz sign as ticker tape drops during a victory parade held for the football team in the middle of New York City. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.


MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/REUTERS
Anti-government protesters display slogans written on their arms during a march calling for Yemeni participation in the upcoming presidential election in Sanaa. Yemenis are due to go to the polls on February 21 to vote for a president to replace Ali Abdullah Saleh.


Sinan Hussain/AP
Maldives soldiers, left, clash with police officers, right, in Male, Maldives. Unrest has rocked the archipelago after Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed presented his resignation earlier in the week.


Eric Gay/AP
A supporter buys buttons to support Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum during a rally. The GOP hopeful captured headlines earlier this week by winning the races in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado.


SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS
Egyptian demonstrators took to Tahrir Square in a protest demanding the army hand power to civilians in Cairo. The waves of protests marked the anniversary of former president Hosni Mubarak's resignation exactly one year ago.


STR/EPA
Nigerian boys sift through the remains of the Gamboru market after multiple explosions claimed three lives in attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram. The group has claimed responsibility for a number of recent bomb attacks across northern Nigeria that have killed hundreds.


FAROOQ KHAN/EPA
Unidentified relatives comfort the sister of Ashiq Hussain during his funeral procession in Kashmir, India. Massive demonstrations erupted in the region against the killing of a youth allegedly by Indian army soldiers.


Matthias Schrader/AP
A boat makes its way through floating ice on the river Elbe in Hamburg, northern Germany. A cold spell has been paralysing Europe with temperatures plummeting far below zero.


Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
A protester wearing a Greek flag sits in front of riot police. The leaders of Greece's coalition government called on their deputies Saturday to back legislation that calls for harsh new austerity measures, which are a prerequisite for the country to get a new bailout deal.


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To look at the pictures of the week from January 23 - 29, click here.


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