Striking Images From Around The World This Week

Fatimah Mazhar
Here are our Striking Images from around the world this week.


Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal of Spain cries after being defeated in the men's singles final match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal during their Spanish first division soccer match against Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

Bilal Eweda

Palestinians carry the body of Bilal Eweda, who medics said was shot by the Israeli troops near the border with Israel, during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip January 24, 2014. Israeli troops killed Eweda on Friday and wounded another in a cross-border confrontation with protesters in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army and Palestinian hospital officials said.

Syrian refugee girl

A Syrian refugee girl plays with her doll outside a tent at Quru Gusik refugee camp on the outskirts of Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region

snow-covered road

A man walks on a snow-covered road during a snowfall in Bucharest January 25, 2014. A powerful snowstorm hit southern Romania causing traffic and heating problems in the Balkan country.

burning motorbike

A man strikes a burning motorbike with a machete after it was set ablaze in Avenue Bonganda in the Lakouanga district of the capital Bangui January 25, 2014. The landlocked former French colony descended into chaos last March when the Muslim rebel Seleka coalition marched into the capital, unleashing a wave of killing and looting.

priest prays

A priest prays in front of riot police during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev January 25, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, in what appeared to be an offer of concessions to the opposition amid violent protests against his rule, pledged on Friday to reshuffle the government next week and to amend sweeping anti-protest laws.

Folsom Lake

A visitor walks near the receding waters at Folsom Lake, which is 17 percent of its capacity, in Folsom, California January 22, 2014. California Governor Jerry Brown last week declared a drought emergency, and the dry year of 2013 has left fresh water reservoirs with a fraction of their normal water reserves.


Residents look through debris at an area damaged by what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Salehin neighbourhood in Aleppo.

outskirts of Islamabad

A girl washes her face as her mother washes the daily laundry in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.