Photos of the Week (02/03/19)

A man climbs up an artificial ice wall located in a courtyard in the city of Liberec, Czech Republic.

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Thousands gathered on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to witness the celebrated rodent’s weather prediction. The Groundhog Club president, Bill Deeley, knocks on the door to wake Punxsutawney Phil. Photograph: Alan Freed/Reuters

2) Groundhog Club co-handler Al Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-prognosticating groundhog. Phil’s handlers said the groundhog had forecast an early spring.  Photograph: Gene J Puskar/AP

3) The groundhog did not see his shadow. Photograph: David Maxwell/EPA

4) Ice builds up along the shore of Lake Michigan as temperatures dipped to lows of 20 below zero on January 31, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson / Getty

5) A pedestrian stops to take a photo of the Chicago River, as bitter cold phenomenon called the polar vortex descended on much of the central and eastern United States, in Chicago. Photo: REUTERS/Pinar Istek

6) People walk by trees covered with ice from the mist of the falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Photo: AFP

7) A student is dressed for subzero temperatures while walking to class at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: REUTERS/Eric Miller

8) Frozen pants stand unsupported in St. Anthony Village, Minnesota, on January 30, 2019, in this image obtained from social media. Photo: Pam Metcalf via Reuters

9) Roger Stone, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, arrives at Federal Court in Washington. Stone was arrested in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. Photo: AP

10) A man walks by the walls of a house with no roof after a tornado ripped through a neighbourhood in Havana, Cuba. Photo: REUTERS/Fernando Medina

11) In Jalandhar, India, a leopard attacks a man as others climb a wall to get away from the animal in Lamba Pind area, after a leopard was spotted in a house. Subsequent attempts to capture it led to the animal attacking at least six people, though none was injured seriously, local media said.  Photograph: Shammi Mehra/AFP/Getty Images

12) A girl plays on the glass skywalk on the 78th floor of the King Power Mahanakhon skyscraper, Bangkok’s highest observation deck, Thailand. Photo: AFP

13) A man dressed as a bear accompanies bell-wearing dancers known as Joaldunak, performing a ritual dance to ward off evil spirits and awaken the coming spring, during carnival celebrations in Ituren, northern Spain. Photo: Reuters

14) People enjoy a barbecue as they bathe in a hotpot-shaped hot spring filled with fruits and vegetables, at hotel in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters

15) A duck and a row of moored duck-themed boats are seen in a lake in Beijing, China. Photo: AFP

16) Mykh, a two-year-old Great Gray Owl, sits on the head of ornithologist Daria Koshcheyeva during a training session. It’s part of a project by a local zoo to tame wild animals for further research and interaction with visitors, in the Siberian Taiga forest in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Photo: Reuters

17) Five-day-old Rothschild giraffe is seen with her mother at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo: AFP

AND FINALLY…

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