Pictures of the Week: January 3 – January 10

Men hold up a baby saved from under rubble, who survived an airstrike in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus
Bassam Khabieh—Reuters
Jan. 7, 2014. Men hold up a baby who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus.

From the polar vortex freezing over much of North America and the crisis escalating in South Sudan to a massive volcano erupting in Indonesia and the welcoming of newborn pandas in Washington and Taipei, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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