Photos of the Week (01/07/18)

1) A visitor pushes her stroller on the frozen reflecting pool, outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Photo: AP

2) Children from the Hoffman and Lynns families build a snowman on the public basketball courts in Forsyth Park … in Savannah, Georgia. Photo: AP

3) Alora Freeman, 8, watches as ice builds along a downtown water fountain in Atlanta. Photo: AP

4) A coin operated binocular is covered with snow on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Photo: AP

5) Water squirts from a frozen fountain near downtown in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: AP

6) In Shiyan, China, a man shows a stone featuring the likeness of a giant panda, which won second prize during an exhibition of marvellous stones. A collector wanted to buy the stone for 10,000 yuan (£1,100), but the owner refused. Photograph: Imaginechina/Rex/Shutterstock

7) A nutria walks away from a swan at a small lake in Moerfelden near Frankfurt. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP

8) A New York City police officer celebrates the New Year with a kiss in Times Square. Times Square had the second-coldest New Year’s Eve celebration on record and coldest in 100 years with temperatures dropping to nine degrees as the ball dropped. Photo: Amr Alfiky / Reuters

9) A city sanitation worker cleans the streets after the new year celebrations in Times Square in New York.  Photograph: Amr Alfiky/Reuters

10) In Le Cap d’Agde, France, people take part in a traditional skinny dip to mark the end of the year. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images

11) “Polar Bear” swimmers take part in the L Street Brownies New Year’s Day Swim in Dorchester Bay in Boston. According to L Street officials, the air temperature was -2 degrees Farenheit degrees and the water temperature was 28 degrees Farenheit. Photo: CJ Gunther / EPA

12) Swimmers in costumes stand in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the annual Loony Dook Swim in South Queensferry in Scotland. Photo:  Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

13) Swimmers in Santa hats suffer the cold during the annual Loony Dook Swim in the Forth river in Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

14) A kissing couple joins about 1,000 other New Year’s swimmers in front of the Forth Bridge. Photo: Getty Images

15) Visitors look at a 115ft x 330ft snow sculpture at the International Ice and Snow festival in Harbin, China.  The annual winter event runs for three months. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

16) A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the point at which the moon’s orbit is closest to Earth making it appear larger in the sky. This moon is also called the Wolf Moon. The first supermoon of the new year rises above the Vegas Strip. Photo: Richard Brian / Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP

17) A January ‘wolf’ moon, the first supermoon of the year, rises behind Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. Photograph: Stephen Spraggon/Alamy Live News

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