Pictures of the Week, January 27 – February 3

Lightbox January 29, 2012
Bikas Das — AP
January 29, 2012. Hundreds of under­privileged children in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata dress up as Mohandas Gandhi in honor of the national hero 64 years after his death. The event broke the Guinness World Record for most people dressed as Gandhi.

From deadly clashes in Syria and Egypt, to the first anniversary of the Tahrir square uprising and the walk-up to this year’s Super Bowl, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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