Welcome to the week in photos!

The following images tell the story of the most compelling events this week, capturing happenstance moments and monumental occurrences with a single click. The photographs that stopped us in our tracks the past seven days ranged from heavy storms brewing to models strutting their stuff on the runway.

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  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan reacts as she is announced Miss America 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken, AP)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    A model presents a creation by designer Patrick Mohr at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for autumn winter 2013 in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. (Markus Schreiber, AP)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    Hindu devotees bathe in the waters of the holy Ganges river during the auspicious royal bathing day of Makar Sankranti, the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela on January 14, 2013 in Allahabad, India. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Kumbh Mela alternates between the cities of Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years. The Maha Kumbh Mela celebrated at the holy site of Sangam in Allahabad, is the largest and holiest, celebrated over 55 days, it is expected to attract over 100 million people. (Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    A cyclist rides past an over bridge as a camp and festival ground is enveloped in a morning fog at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (Manish Swarup, AP)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    A bull charges towards bull tamers during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu, in Alanganallur, about 530 kilometers (331 miles) south of Chennai, India, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Jallikattu is an ancient heroic sporting event of the Tamils played during the harvest festival of Pongal. (Arun Sankar K., AP)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    A model presents a creation of Austrian designer Lena Hoschek as part of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin for autumn winter 2013 in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (Markus Schreiber, AP)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, two boatmen cross the Yangon River to a jetty to carry passengers in Yangon, Myanmar. (Khin Maung Win, AP)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    A child sleeps on his father's shoulder during the fools parade in Elzach, Germany, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Every three to four years, the 'fools' of that region parade in traditional costumes. (Marc Eich, dpa / AP)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    Relatives of the victims of the sunken Costa Concordia release a lantern into the sky after a minute of silence to mark the exact time the ship crashed, on January 13, 2013 in Giglio Porto, Italy. A year after the sinking of the ship Costa Concordia, relatives of the victims, survivors, island residents, law enforcement and institutions gathered to mark the first anniversary and commemorate the dead. More than four thousand people were on board when the ship hit a rock off the Tuscan coast, killing 32 and leaving two people missing. (Photo by Laura Lezza/Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    An angler casts during the opening of the salmon fishing season on the River Tay January 15, 2013 in Kenmore, Scotland. A procession with a pipe band and anglers made its way through Kenmore at the east end of Loch Tay to mark the start of the 2012 salmon season on the River Tay. (Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    Arkady Shilkloper plays his three-metre long alphorn on the top of the largest sail of the Sydney Opera House as part of the Sydney Festival at the Sydney Opera House on January 16, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a shot on a mirror court at the Adidas by Stella McCartney media launch on January 13, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. To globally launch the first adidas by Stella McCartney collection tennis players Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Kirilenko and Laura Robson played tennis in the world's first mirror court. (Scott Barbour, Getty Images

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    A Brahminy kite (Haliastur indus) locally know as Lawin, swoops down on a prey in the sea inside an enclosure of Ocean park along Manila bay on January 15, 2013, during its launching of birds of prey as part of the park's latest attraction. The Brahminy kite has a pure white head and chest, and feeds on carrion (dead animals), insects, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, and fish. It can be found in India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh and southeast Asia. (Ted Aljibe, AFP / Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    Waves hit the road along the sea near Cayenne on January 15, 2013. The coast of Guyana switched to "red alert" today as several houses of R?mire-Montjoly (10 km from Cayenne) have been "damaged" due to high tides, the prefecture of Guyana said in a statement. (Jody Amiet, AFP / Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    A picture taken on January 16, 2013 in Vatican shows the dome of the Saint Peter Basilica by reflection in a puddle. (Gabriel Bouys, AFP / Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    The London Eye Ferris wheel, located on the South bank of the river Thames, rotates at dusk on January 16, 2013 in London, England. (Oli Scarff, Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    Office workers for IPC Media work into the night in the Blue Fin Building in Southwark on January 16, 2013 in London, England. (Oli Scarff, Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    Horses in a field gallop away from the sound of motorcycles competing in the 9th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Tucuman to Cordoba, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (Victor R. Caivano, AP)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland signs autographs for fans after winning her first round match against Bojana Bobusic of Australia during day one of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Quinn Rooney, Getty Images)

  • Pictures Of The Week Jan. 12-18

    A Rolls Royce is stranded in floodwater in Jakarta's central business district on January 17, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of Indonesians were displaced and the capital was covered in many key areas in over a meter of water after days of heavy rain. (Ed Wray, Getty Imagess)