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REWIND: Best moments from the month that was

February 02, 2015 09:15 IST

Some of the best photographs, clicked across the globe in the month of January.

 

A girl kisses her father, a conscript, after a ceremony marking enrolment for new conscripts in the Ukrainian army. Ukraine’s parliament voted on January 15 to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

 

Charles Martinez looks over the partially frozen Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

 

A man holds a giant pencil as he takes part in a hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris. French citizens were joined by dozens of foreign leaders, in a march in an unprecedented tribute to the victims following the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the killing of a police woman in Montrouge, and the hostage taking at a kosher supermarket at the Porte de Vincennes. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

 

An activist kicks the shields of the military police officers during a demonstration in the military zone of the 27th infantry battalion in Iguala, Guerrero. Activists and relatives of the 43 missing trainee teachers from Ayotzinapa's teacher training college broke into the military zone, located less than a mile from where the students went missing, in an attempt to look for the missing students. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

 

Glasses that belonged to people brought to Auschwitz for extermination are displayed at the former German Nazi concentration and extermination campAuschwitz in Oswiecim. Ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp took place on January 27, with some 300 former Auschwitz prisoners taking part in the commemoration event. The Germans built the Auschwitz camp in 1940 as a place of incarceration for the Poles. From 1942, it became the largest site of extermination of the Jews from Europe. In Auschwitz, the Nazi Germans killed at least 1.1 million people, mainly Jews, but also Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war and prisoners of other ethnicities. Photograph: Pawel Ulatowski/Reuters

 

Tears stream down the face of a woman during a candlelight vigil at the site where Eric Garner died in July last year after being put in a chokehold, during a Martin Luther King Day service in the Staten Island borough of New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

 

Glow-in-the-dark blue waves caused by the phenomenon known as harmful algal bloom or ‘red tide’, are seen at night near Sam Mun Tsai beach in Hong Kong. Algal blooms occur when there is a sharp growth in algae population in a water system, and are considered harmful when resulting in negative impacts on other organisms. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets members of the Yazidi minority in Khanke internally displaced person camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq. Jolie paid a visit to the Kurdish refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq and said the international community should ‘step up’ and increase funding to the UNHCR. Photograph: UNHCR/Andrew McConnell/Reuters

 

Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic drive a tank on the outskirts of Donetsk. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

 

French President Francois Hollande welcomes Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives at the ElyseePalace before the solidarity march (Rassemblement Republicain) in the streets of Paris. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

 

A worker takes a nap during lunch break, at a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

 

Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi King Abdullah following his burial in Riyadh. 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 after a short illness, was buried in an unmarked grave in keeping with local religious traditions. Photograph: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters

 

Amandine Marbach from Strasbourg, France, takes part in a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting, by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

 

US President Barack Obama hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi. In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, Obama landed in New Delhi for a highly symbolic visit and to nurture friendship with Modi, a prime minister who a year ago was persona non grata in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

 

Visitors use kaleidoscopes which are displayed with ice sculptures ahead of the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters