01/09/2014 03:55 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Welcome to "Moving Image," our roundup of the best photos from around the world this week.

The following images tell the story of the past seven days' most compelling events, capturing happenstance moments and monumental occurrences all over the globe.

Our picks for this week are:

  • 1 This mother and daughter in Indonesia.
    A woman carries her daughter in a nearby field as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke on January 4, 2014 in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced persons has increased to 20,000 in Western Indonesia as Mount Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke after several eruptions since September. Eleven deaths have now been recorded as a result of the eruptions with hundreds more falling ill. Officials expect the number of evacuees to rise as volcanic activity remains high. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
  • 2 These sunbathers in Brazil.
    People enjoy Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 4, 2014. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 3 This young worshipper in India.
    A Sikh girl shouts slogans during a religious procession ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Jammu, India, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru, will be marked on Jan. 7 this year. (Channi Anand/AP)
  • 4 These dancers in icy Bulgaria.
    Men perform a traditional dance in the icy winter waters of the Tundzha river in the town of Kalofer as part of the Epiphany Day celebrations on January 6, 2014. As a tradition, an Eastern Orthodox priest throws a cross in the river and it is believed that the one who retrieves it will be healthy trough the year as well as all those who dance in the icy waters. (Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 5 This family in South Sudan.
    One of the few to have a mosquito net, a displaced family who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit under it after waking up in the morning in the town of Awerial, South Sudan Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area "is lined with thousands of people" waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is "is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far". (Ben Curtis/AP)
  • 6 This skier in Austria.
    Thomas Diethart of Austria soars through the air during his qualification jump on day 1 of the 62nd Four Hills Tournament event at Paul-Auflerleitner-Schanze on January 5, 2014 in Bischofshofen, Austria. (Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)
  • 7 This kite in India.
    A participant runs with a large tiger-shaped kite as he prepares to fly it at the International Kite Festival in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Kite-flyers from different countries participated in the day-long festival. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)
  • 8 This scene in Bangladesh.
    Bangladeshi men stand near a fire on the streets of downtown Dhaka during a cold winter morning on January 4, 2014. About a third of Dhaka's 15 million residents live in poverty. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 9 These demonstrators in Israel.
    African migrants sit on top of a Holocaust memorial installation in Rabin's square, after marching in Tel Aviv, demanding work rights and better treatment from the Israeli government, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said about 10,000 migrants marched through Tel Aviv Sunday. Protestors said they are on a three-day strike to protest a crackdown on migrants that can lead to incarceration in a newly built detention facility. (Ariel Schalit/AP)
  • 10 This diver in Brazil.
    A man dives off the rocks at Arpoador during a summer heat wave in the city on January 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Temperatures climbed to 104 in the city with a heat index measured at 122 degrees. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
  • 11 This man and his child in Macedonia.
    A man with a child walks towards the top of Vodno Mountain in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Weather forecasts predict ongoing sunny weather on the mountains with mild temperatures and fog in the lowlands and valleys. (Boris Grdanoski/AP)
  • 12 This foggy portrait of the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
    A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by mid-morning and more on the way. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
  • 13 These firewood-carrying boys in Afghanistan.
    Afghan boys carry firewood in Herat on January 3, 2014. High unemployment and the high cost of living have increased the vulnerability to the weather for large sections of the Afghan population. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 14 This snow covered car in Michigan.
    In an imagge made with a fisheye lens, Marguerite Johnston uncovers her car in Grosse Pointe, Mich., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Michigan residents are preparing for diving temperatures as they dig out from more than 15 inches of snow in places. (Paul Sancya/AP)
  • 15 This victorious team in Alabama.
    Vanderbilt coach James Franklin is doused by linebacker Chase Garnham (36) after they defeated Houston 41-24 in the BBVA Compass Bowl NCAA college football game on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP)

This story appears in Issue 82 of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, January 10.

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