Pictures of the Week: January 4 – January 11

Stephen Shaver—UPI/Landov
Stephen Shaver—UPI/Landov
Jan. 7, 2013. The 14th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, touted as the world's biggest ice and snow festival, opens in Harbin, the capital of the China's northern Heilongjiang Province near Russia.

From wildfires in Australia and riots in Belfast to the one year anniversary of the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia and snow storms in the Middle East, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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