Barack Obama
10 January 2017: US President Barack Obama sheds a tear as he speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, IllinoisJoshua Lott/Getty Images
Joe Biden
12 January 2017: US Vice President Joe Biden gets emotional after President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of FreedomNicholas Kamm/AFP
Paul Ryan
7January 2017: House Speaker Paul Ryan reacts during the counting of the electoral votes from the 2016 presidential election, during a joint session of Congress in Washington, DC. It was confirmed that Donald Trump won the election with 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 227Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Trump protest
10 January 2017: A protester shouts, 'No Trump, No KKK, No facist USA' as he is hauled out of the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next US attorney generalChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Angela Merkel
11 January 2017: German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts during a cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, GermanyFabrizio Bensch/Reuters
Wolf Moon
11 January 2017: A so-called wolf moon rises over Glastonbury Tor in SomersetMatt Cardy/Getty Images
Czech ice
12 January 2017: A man climbs an artificial wall of ice in the city of Liberec, Czech RepublicDavid W Cerny/Reuters
winter weather Europe snow
The Parthenon temple on the Acropolis is seen following a rare snowfall in Athens, GreeceAntonis Nikolopoulos/Eurokinissi/Reuters
Hungary
10 January 2017: Ice floes float in the water of the River Danube nearby the parliament building (L) of BudapestAttila Kisbenedek/AFP
snow London
13 January 2017: A member of the Household Cavalry guard the entrance to Horse Guards as snow falls over LondonChris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
Snow britain
12 January 2017: Snow dusts the Commando Memorial in Spean Bridge, ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Moscow
9 January 2017: Steam rises from chimneys of a power plant in Moscow, near a monument of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, with the temperature at about minus 17 degrees CelsiusMaxim Shemetov/Reuters
Gaza City sunset
10 January 2017: Palestinians make jumps on the beach during the sunset in Gaza CityMahmud Hams/AFP
Migrants Serbia
8 January 2017: Migrants warm themselves by a fire inside a derelict customs warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia where the temperature dropped to as low as minus 11 CelsiusSrdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images
Scotland New Year
11 January 2017: Clavie King carries the Clavie, a burning barrel packed with tar soaked sticks fixed on the top of a pole, is carried to the Doorie Hill in Burghead, Scotland. People welcome in the New Year with the fire ceremony which has ancient roots dating back to the 1750’s, when the Julian calendar was reformed in Britain. It is believed to bring good luck for the coming year.Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Swasthani Brata Katha festival
12 January 2017: Hindu women sit around fires to keep warm before taking holy baths at Saali River during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival at Sankhu in Kathmandu, NepalNavesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Philippines
9 January 2017: Devotees join the annual procession with the religious icon of the Black Nazarene in Manila, PhilippinesNoel Celis/AFP
No Pants Subway Ride 2017
8 January 2017: A woman obeys the instruction printed on a guy's undies on the Berlin underground during No Pants on the Subway DaySteffi Loos/Getty Images
Tube Strike
9 January 2017: Commuters queue for buses at Victoria Station during the tube strike in LondonCarl Court/Getty Images
Parkes Elvis Festival
13 January 2017: An amateur rugby player dressed as Elvis Presley drinks from the Memphis Mug trophy after the match between the Blue Suede Shoes and the Reddy Teddies at the 25th annual Parkes Elvis Festival in the rural Australian town of Parkes, west of Sydney, AustraliaJason Reed/Reuters
La Vijanera
8 January 2017: A man dressed as a 'Trapajon' wearing tree bark poses for a portrait during the Vijanera festival in Silio, Cantabria province, SpainPablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
Panda cubs
11 January 2017: Researchers hold giant panda cubs during an event to celebrate China's Lunar New Year in a research base in Ya'an, Sichuan province, ChinaChina Daily/Reuters
polar bear
12 January 2017: A male polar bear cub has his first medical examination at Tierpark Berlin. The unnamed cub was born on 3 November 2016 and weighs 4.6 kgTierpark Berlin/Reuters
Owl
12 Janaury 2017: An owl is pictured in Hannover zoo, GermanyJulian Stratenschulte/AFP
Peacock
11 January 2017: A peacock is seen inside its enclosure at Jurong Bird Park in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/AFP
Ostrich
9 January 2017: Curious ostriches watch the photographer making pictures of them at the Opelzoo zoo in Kronberg near Frankfurt am Main, western GermanyFrank Rumpenhorst/AFP
ISU European Speed Skating Championships
8 January 2017: Image taken using multiple exposures – Sverre Lunde Pedersen of Norway competes in the 10000m Mens Allround Race on Day Three of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships held at the Thialf in Heerenveen, NetherlandsDean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Dakar Rally
9 January 2017: France's Adrien Van Beveren falls down with his Yamaha during the Stage 7 of the Dakar Rally 2017 between La Paz and Uyuni, Bolivia Franck Fife/AFP
Tehran
10 January 2017: Iranian women attend the funeral ceremony of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the capital TehranAtta Kenare/AFP
Houthi fighters
12 January 2017: Newly recruited Houthi fighters ride on the back of a pick-up truck as they parade before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces, in Sanaa, YemenKhaled Abdullah/Reuters
Mosul
8 January 2017: A mushroom cloud in the sky after a car bomb exploded in eastern Mosul, during an ongoing military operation against Islamic State (IS) group militantsDimitar Dilkoff/AFP