January 22 – 30, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 2

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The frame of a car with a text that reads in Portuguese “Welcome to the desert of Cantareira”, written on its side, is revealed by the receding waters of the Atibainha reservoir, part of the Cantareira System that provides water to the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, in Nazare Paulista, Brazil, Thursday, January 29, 2015. The southeastern Brazil is suffering the worst drought in more than eight decades and authorities put Sao Paulo in a state of alarm when the water utility director said that rationing could be implemented in a dramatic five days-off, two days-on. (Photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo)

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Rosetta, the European Space Agency’s cometary probe with NASA contributions, is seen in an undated artist’s rendering. Scientists using Europe’s comet-orbiting Rosetta spacecraft have discovered that the complicated ancient body is coated with surprisingly simple organic molecules and surrounded by a changing cloud of gases, according to new research released on January 22, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/ESA/NASA)

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Coins in a cash-box of Danish crowns are pictured in a pub in Copenhagen, January 22, 2015. The Danish central bank cut its key policy rate on Thursday for the second time this week to defend the crown’s peg to the euro after the European Central Bank unveiled a stimulus package that weakened the single currency. (Photo by Fabian Bimmer/Reuters)

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A person walks by statues of “The Actor” in preparation for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California January 22, 2015. The Awards will be given out in Los Angeles on January 25. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

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An Iran fan takes a selfie photo before the Asian Cup quarter-final soccer match between Iran and Iraq at the Canberra stadium in Canberra January 23, 2015. (Photo by Tim Wimborne/Reuters)

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An Iraq fan waits in the rain for the start of their Asian Cup semi-final soccer match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 26, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)

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Iraq’s fans wait in the rain for the start of their Asian Cup semi-final soccer match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 26, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)

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A man speaks on a mobile next to Telefonica’s tower in Barcelona in this January 30, 2013 file photo. Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to 10.25 billion pounds ($15.4 billion), as Asia’s richest man makes his boldest bet yet to revamp his European telecoms business. (Photo by Albert Gea/Reuters)

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A girl reads a book on her balcony as smoke rises from chimneys of a steel plant, on a hazy day in Quzhou, Zhejiang province in this April 3, 2014 file photo. China’s manufacturing growth stalled for the second straight month in January and companies had to cut prices at a faster clip to win new business, adding to worries about growing deflationary pressures in the economy, a private survey showed. The HSBC/Markit Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) hovered at 49.8 in January, little changed from December’s 49.6 and just below the 50-point mark that separates contraction from growth on a monthly basis. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Horses and riders perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s cantata “Davide penitente” in Salzburg January 20, 2015. Salzburg’s annual Mozart Week has something new this year. Along with the usual performances of music by Austria’s most famous composer, it’s got a ballet. Danced by horses. A dozen horses from the equestrian academy at Versailles performed in a sandy arena in front of rough stone arcades carved into a mountain side that sheltered an orchestra and choir. Led by the French horse choreographer Bartabas – the only name he uses – they improvised circular ballet movements to the music of Mozart. Picture taken January 20, 2015. (Photo by Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters)

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Horses and riders perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s cantata “Davide penitente” in Salzburg January 20, 2015. (Photo by Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters)

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Workers unload oranges at Thiriminglar fruit, vegetable and flower wholesale market in Yangon January 23, 2015. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

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A passenger boat moves across the water while people onboard feed seagulls at Botahtaung Jetty in Yangon January 22, 2015. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

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A man prepares to wear longyi as he sells bananas at Thiriminglar fruit, vegetable and flower wholesale market in Yangon January 23, 2015. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

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A man sells bananas at Thiriminglar fruit, vegetable and flower wholesale market in Yangon January 23, 2015. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

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Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi King Abdullah following his burial in Riyadh January 23, 2015. Saudi King Salman pledged on Friday to maintain existing energy and foreign policies then quickly moved to appoint younger men as his heirs, settling the succession for years to come by naming a deputy crown prince from his dynasty’s next generation. King Abdullah, who died early on Friday after a short illness, was buried in an unmarked grave in keeping with local religious traditions. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Members of the media try earphones and a headset used for virtual reality at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 23, 2015. The content is viewed on a wraparound-style headset that project a 360-degree panorama, giving viewers the feel of being in the action. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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An expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0 is left behind after a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way, as seen in this undated NASA handout image released January 23, 2015. Multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays from Chandra, in blue. The outer edge of the explosion (red) and stars in the field of view are seen in visible light from the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo by Reuters/NASA/CXC/SAO)

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The HVB banking tower of the German HypoVereinsbank is illuminated with the title “Green Building” by German artist Philipp Geist in Munich, January 23, 2015. The installation with the motto “HVB – The Tower to inspire” is part of the Munich’s “long night of architecture” festival and runs seven days. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)

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Anthony “Rumble” Johnson of the U.S. poses on the scale during the weigh-in for Saturday’s UFC light heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, January 23, 2015. (Photo by Henrik Montgomery/Reuters/TT News Agency)

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Goalkeeper Silvio Heinevetter (L) and Steffen Weinhold of Germany are seen during a desert trip with their team during the men’s Handball World Championship 2015, outside Doha January 23, 2015. Picture taken January 23, 2015. (Photo by Axel Heimken/Reuters)

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A woman walks through a winter snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 24, 2015. Up to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall over parts of the Northeast this weekend, and a wintry mix could make for a messy Monday morning commute in New York, Boston and other cities, the National Weather Service said on Friday. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

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Finnish Orthodox Archbishop Leo attends the opening ceremony for the ice structure of Sagrada Familia in Juuka, January 24, 2015. The ice structure, which is made from a mixture of wood fibres and ice, is based on the design of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and built by students from the Eindhoven University of Technology. (Photo by Timo Hartikainen/Reuters/Lehtikuva)

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Dogs wait for the beginning of the dog sled race “On the land of Sampo” in Petrozavodsk January 24, 2015. (Photo by Vladimir Larionov/Reuters)

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Members of the “Avalon” team wearing 14th century knight costumes fight against each other on the bank of the Yenisei River during the regional amateurs tournament of clubs of historical reconstruction, “The Battle of the Nations 2015. Siberia”, in Krasnoyarsk January 24, 2015. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

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Brazilian artist Paulo Ito uses graffiti to create a mural highlighting the issue of severe water shortages in Sao Paulo, January 24, 2015. Sao Paulo, Brazil’s drought-hit megacity of 20 million, has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves, officials say. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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A fisherman arrives in Puerto Momotombo town after fishing in Xolotlan Lake, in front of the Momotombo volcano January 24, 2015. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)

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A girl writes on the wall of the Saraswati temple to mark the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu, January 25, 2015. Children are given their first writing and reading lessons at the temple during this festival in the belief that the goddess of education Saraswati will help them excel in education. People worship Goddess Saraswati to attain enlightenment through knowledge and to rid themselves of lethargy, sluggishness and ignorance. In terms of its cultural significance, the festival has been compared to Chinese New Year and the Christian Candlemas, with the subsequent 40-day stretch between Vasant Panchami and Holi compared to the Christian Lenten season. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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In Monday, January 26, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (Photo by Troy Bradley/AP Photo/Two Eagles Balloon Team)

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