Pictures of the Week: January 3 – January 10

Villagers Evacuated As Mount Sinabung Eruptions Continue
Ulet Ifansasti—Getty Images
Jan. 4, 2014. A boy wears a plastic bag to cover his face from ash following a further eruption of the Mount Sinabung in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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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