Pictures of the Week: January 31 – February 7

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Feb. 5, 2014. Members of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) lynch a man suspected of being a former Séléka rebel in Bangui, Central African Republic.

From the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi and mourning the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman to fighting horses in China and the world’s largest baby Jesus, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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