February 1, 2019, 8:00 AM GMT+8

An Indian Armed forces contingent marches along the Rajpath in New Delhi on Jan. 26. As India, the world’s largest democracy, celebrated its 70th Republic Day, an all-female contingent from the Assam Rifles took part in the 90-minute parade for the first time in the country’s history.

Photograph by T. Narayan.

A demonstrator holds a Venezuelan flag during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Jan. 30. Thousands of opposition supporters gathered in a second nationwide protest called by National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who is appealing to world leaders—and crucially, Venezuela’s armed forces—to recognize him as the rightful head of state.

Photograph by Fabiola Ferrero.

Pedestrians cross near road markings directing traffic toward Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 30. Malaysia chose Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang state as its new king, weeks after the previous monarch abdicated in an unprecedented move.

Photograph by Samsul Said.

Women perform a traditional dance in the main bazaar as a security officer stands guard in Urumqi, Xinjiang autonomous region, China. President Xi Jinping’s economic ambitions are driving the anti-Muslim crackdown in Xinjiang, China’s most repressive state.


Beachgoers relax in the waters at Blairgowie beach on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 25. Record temperatures as high as almost 50C (122F) have caused electricity outages, sparked raging wildfires, killed as many as a million fish in outback rivers and taken a toll on players in the Australian Open tennis grand slam in Melbourne.

Photograph by Carla Gottgens.

A Deutsche Lufthansa aircraft undergoes power safety tests at Munich International Airport. The carrier was forced to cancel hundreds of flights in January when security staff at eight German airports went on strike.

Photograph by Michaela Handrek-Rehle.

The new, $9.5 billion Sibur Holding PJSC ZapSibNeftekhim site in Tobolsk, Russia, is expected to come online by 2020 and will become the country’s largest modern petrochemical plant.

Photograph by Andrey Rudakov.

Rescue workers attempt to remove a body from the debris of a bus after a mining dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil, on Jan. 28. Vale SA’s dam breach has left at least 60 people dead and 292 missing in Brazil, leading the world’s biggest producer of iron ore to suspend dividends as it braces for the financial fallout of the catastrophe.

Photograph by Victor Moriyama.

Shoppers browse the balconied floors of the Galeries Lafayette SA department store in Paris on Jan. 27. Countered by a surge in exports, the French economy‘s domestic performance at the end of 2018 fell short of expectations as Yellow-Vest protests disrupted consumer spending and investment.

Photograph by Anita Pouchard Serra.

Senator Kamala Harris (center), Democrat from California, mingles with attendees at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Annual Pink Ice Gala in Columbia, South Carolina, on Jan. 25. Harris said she’ll pursue the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, a a potentially history-making candidacy announced with deliberate symbolism on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Photograph by Elijah Nouvelage.

Trucks drive at night past shipping containers at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai on Jan. 30. The U.S. and China launched high-level trade talks in Washington, with little indication that Beijing will bend to U.S. demands to deepen economic reforms in China.

Photograph by Qilai Shen.

Steam rises near a ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago on Jan. 30. Bitter cold has taken hold from the upper Midwest to the Northeast, prompting warnings to stay indoors. The National Weather Service said the temperature in Chicago dropped on Wednesday morning to -19F (-28C), breaking the previous record low for the day set in 1966.

Photograph by Daniel Acker.

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against Amazon.com Inc. outside City Hall in Manhattan on Jan. 30. New York’s City Council held a hearing today to discuss the tax incentives behind Amazon’s HQ2 deal and the potential impact it could have on the city.

Photograph by Sangsuk Sylvia Kang.

Gamers from esports teams Cyclops Athlete Gaming (left), and Rush Gaming play Sony’s PlayStation Call of Duty game during the Tokaigi Game Party Japan esports competition in Chiba, Japan, on Jan. 26.

Photograph by Shiho Fukada.

Train tracks run through the North River Tunnel on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor near New York. Roughly $3.4 billion in improvements are underway to bring faster, more reliable service to the nation’s busiest rail route. Still, the region’s biggest, most important infrastructure project remains unfunded, a failure that threatens service to 820,000 regional and commuting passengers on each workday.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer.

A demonstrator wearing a yellow vest protests in front of an image of the National Assembly in Paris on Jan. 26. French President Emmanuel Macron plans changes in the staff at the Elysee Palace following months of protests from the Yellow-Vests movement, Le Parisien reported, citing government officials it didn’t name.

Photograph by Anita Puchard Serra.