A man stands in quiet protest outside the War Memorial building in Trenton, New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie is being sworn in today for his second term.
A wildfire burns in the hills north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, California. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of houses at the edge of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains Read more
A worker power-washes the West Wing of the White House in Washington D.C. Read more
The tower of New York’s One World Trade Center pierces a blanket of fog. This photo is taken looking south from the 48th floor at 42nd Street and 11th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Read more
Lightning flashes over the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro.
Twenty Fifth Annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new Toyota FT-1 is announced at the North American International Auto Show, at the Cobo Center. The North American International Auto Show is one of the largest car shows held each year in the United States, and opens to the public 18 January 2014. Read more
Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, over the Legislative Palace, seat of the government in Uruguay, during a thunderstorm
Children play around a man dressed as Batman in the Favela do Metro shantytown, near the Maracanã stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Families living in this area refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the Fifa World Cup begins in June.
North America has been hit by the coldest temperatures in decades after a a polar vortex led to extreme weather conditions. In Baltimore, temperatures remain well below freezing, with ice forming on buildings, cars and roads.
Commuters find refuge in Manhattan’s Grand Central train terminal as temperatures drop below freezing in New York city. Read more