A look at the best news photos from around the world.
French soldiers patrol near the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security plan after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo.
Flowers are seen scattered on a broken pencil sand sculpture made by an artist in tribute to the victims of the shooting by gunmen at the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, at a beach in Mumbai, India.
A man watches the street from a window as icicles hang from the roof of his house in the Hacibayram district of Ankara, Turkey. Storms this week brought blizzards, rain and plummeting temperatures to the Middle East.
Devotees carry the Black Nazarene at the start of an annual procession in Manila. More than a million barefoot devotees joined the parade ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines next week. The Black Nazarene, a life-size wooden statue of Jesus Christ carved in Mexico and brought to the Philippines in the 17th century, is believed to have healing powers in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.