An armed policeman stands guard at the entrance of Belgium’s federal prosecutor office in Brussels on Friday. Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight
Ukrainian servicemen are seen near a billboard with social advertising in central Kiev. Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east
French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of “Vigipirate” security plan after last week’s Islamic attacks in Paris on Wednesday. France deployed 10,000 soldiers on home soil and posts almost 5,000 extra police officers after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week
A crashed car sits at the side of a road after heavy snowfall near the village of Carndonagh in Ireland on Tuesday
French municipal Police officers react as they attend a national tribute for the three officers killed during last week’s terrorist attacks, in front of Paris Prefecture on Tuesday. The three police officers were killed in terror attacks at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and in the streets of Montrouge, outside the French capital
Placards which read “I am Charlie” are placed on the desks of members of the European Parliament ahead of a debate on the Italian presidency of the EU for the last six months, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the economy in Nottingham, central England.
Armed police gather near the scene of a hostage situation in Port de Vincennes in Paris, France. According to reports, at least five people were taken hostage in a kosher deli.
Armed security forces fly overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. French forces swarmed this small industrial town on Friday in an operation to capture the two heavily armed suspects of the deadly storming of the satirical newspaper
A visitor poses as she views Song for Coal, a large-scale kaleidoscopic projection inside St. Bartholomews Chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, England. The new work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson explores the physical and cultural properties of coal and its history in the formation of Yorkshire, the landscape and it’s people.
General Secretary of the Elysee Palace Jean-Pierre Jouyet and the Elysee Palace staff observe a minute of silence for victims of the shooting at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. France began a day of mourning for the journalists and police officers shot dead on Wednesday morning by black-hooded gunmen using Kalashnikov assault rifles. The slogan reads “I am Charlie”.
People gather at Union Square in reaction to the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo late on Wednesday in New York City. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, after gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French weekly publication
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a reception for Sternsinger (carol singers) at the Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday. Merkel annually receives children who take part in the Sternsinger project, collecting money for charity programs that help children in need around the world
Armed gunmen face police officers near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday during an attack on the offices of the newspaper which left eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation
Horse riders wave to the crowd during the Epiphany parade in Malaga, southern Spain. Traditionally, Spanish children receive their presents delivered by the Three Wise Men in the morning of January 6 (Twelfth Night) during the Christian day of Epiphany
Pedestrians walk through snow in temperatures of zero Celsius at a park in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Monday.
A child from from Dofteana, northern Romania wearing a bear fur, lies on an office building’s steps while taking a break from performing a holiday season ritual in Bucharest, Romania. In pre-Christian rural traditions, dancers wearing colored costumes or animal furs, tour house to house in villages singing and dancing to ward off evil. In recent years following the economic downturn in Romania, a European Union member since 2007, the tradition has moved to Romania’s cities where dancers travel to perform the ritual for money during the Christmas and New Year’s period.
A man known as Marcello Di Finizio stands on the ledge of St Peter’s facade to protest against the so-called Bolkestein directive on Monday at the Vatican. The Bolkestein directive is an EU directive aimed at opening up Europe’s services sector to cross-border competition
A king penguin looks over at a man dressed as Santa Claus who wears a scuba mask as he poses in their tank at the Marineland animal park in Antibes
Sailors on board Russian Navy frigate Smolny as the ship leaves the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, in Saint-Nazaire, western France. A ship carrying the sailors, who have been training for months on a French-built Mistral helicopter carrier, left the port on Thursday, with it still unclear whether Paris will finally deliver the ship to Moscow.