Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Republicans debate in South Carolina

Six candidates take to the stage for the ninth debate between rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

Jellyfish from the deep

Shapes and colors of these ethereal, free-floating sea creatures.

Best of Berlinale

Highlights from the International Film Festival in Berlin.

The Zika babies

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil.

Libya: 5 years since the Spring

The Libyan uprising, that was sparked by clashes in Benghazi and escalated into a rebellion that spread across the country, marks its fifth anniversary.

Oregon militant standoff ends

A look back at the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon that ended after 41 days with a dramatic surrender.

Greek farmers protest

Greek riot police fired tear gas at farmers protesting against pension reform plans.

Mrs. Trump

The lady behind the Republican front-runner.

Nepal's month-long festival

Images from Swasthani Brata Katha celebrations in Nepal.

Starlings in the sky

The highly social bird in unusual flock formations.

REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Begging for help in Damascus

A Syrian father who developed diabetes when the war began is forced to have a foot amputated due to a lack of insulin.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Tunisia: five years after the "Arab Spring"

Returning to where Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in a suicide protest over unemployment and police abuse that spread revolt across the Arab world.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Anna Filipova

Snow, science, solitude

A Norwegian chain of Arctic islands is seeking to turn numbing cold and total winter darkness into a draw for tourists.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Haiti slaughterhouse

The market of Croix des Bossales, an area that once held a slave market, stands among impoverished Haiti's interim parliament compound, shipping ports, and downtown Port-au-Prince.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Death in San Salvador

El Salvador is racked by drug-fueled violence and gang warfare, turning the Central American country into one of the most violent in the world.  Full Coverage