Pictures of the Week: January 25 – February 1

Portugal Surf McNamara
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Jan. 28, 2013. US surfer Garrett McNamara rides a wave off Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal, McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught this wave reported to be around 100ft, off the coast of Nazare.

From a deadly nightclub fire in Brazil and French soldiers in Timbuktu, to Superbowl preparations in New Orleans and koala bears in China, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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