A look at the best news photos from around the world.
People walk past the ice covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in frigid temperatures in Bryant Park in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Schools in Chicago, Boston and other large cities closed on Thursday as sub-zero temperatures and bitter winds gripped central and eastern U.S. for a third day and meteorologists warned there was little relief in sight.
Pope Francis greets Angelina Jolie in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican after screening her film Unbroken to some Vatican officials and ambassadors.
French riot officers patrol in Longpont, north of Paris. Police hunted down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre to make sure they don't strike again.
A seagull swoops at a Sky TV drone covering a cricket match on day five of the second international Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand, Jan. 7, 2015.