The most compelling images from the week's news:
American Benjamin Milley, 20, from Georgia is gored by a bull during the "Carnaval del Toro" in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain, Feb. 14, 2015.
Milley was recovering in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca after being savagely gored during the bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival.
A police technician examines the scene after Danish police shot and killed a gunman who they believe was responsible for killing two civilians and wounding five police in separate attacks on a synagogue and an event promoting freedom of speech in Oesterbro, Copenhagen, Feb. 15, 2015.
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A reveller prepares for "Bloco da Lama", a mud carnival in Paraty, about 250km south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 14, 2015.
"Bloco da Lama" was started in 1986 by two teenagers playing with mud.
An unhappy snowman face in front of a hotel after the area received several feet of snow in a few weeks expresses winter fatigue as much of the country suffers from a deep freeze and too much snow in Hampton, N.H., Feb. 18, 2015.
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Model Juliana Paesthe (C) of Viradouro samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, Feb. 15, 2015.
Rescuers clear the debris of a passenger train after it derailed on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Bengaluru (previously known as Bangalore), Feb. 13, 2015.
At least nine people were killed and dozens injured after a passenger train derailed in India's Karnataka state.
Danish flags lie next to flowers as people gather for a memorial service Feb. 16, 2015 for those killed Feb. 14 by a 22-year-old gunman, in Copenhagen
Danish police charged two people with aiding the man suspected of shooting dead two people in attacks on a synagogue and an event promoting free speech in Copenhagen at the weekend. The shootings, which Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt called acts of terrorism, sent shockwaves throughout Denmark and were compared to the January attacks in Paris by Islamist militants that killed 17.
Men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians held captive by ISIS kneel in front of armed men along a beach said to be near Tripoli, in this still image from an undated video made available on social media Feb. 15, 2015.
ISIS released the video Sunday purporting to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. In the video, militants in black marched the captives to a beach. The captives were forced down onto their knees, then beheaded. Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by ISIS were dead.
Relatives of Egyptian Coptic men killed in Libya mourn at their house in al-Our village south of Cairo, Feb. 16, 2015.
Thousands of mourners gathered Monday at the Coptic church in the village after the gruesome video released by ISIS showed 21 Christian Egyptian beheaded. Thirteen of the 21 Egyptians came from the impoverished dirt lanes of al-Our. Egypt responded to the killings with airstrikes.
Philadelphia firefighters work the scene of an overnight blaze in west Philadelphia as icicles hang from where the water from their hoses froze Feb. 16, 2015.
Bone-chilling, single digit temperatures have gripped the region.
Vice President Joe Biden's 'lean in' towards Stephanie Carter during her husband Ashton Carter's swearing in as U.S. Secretary of Defense in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 2015 drew significant attention this week. Carter became the 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense.
A group of joggers run across the Humber Bay Arch Bridge during extreme cold temperatures in Toronto, Feb. 16, 2015.
Toronto experienced some of the coldest weather of the year reaching -25C (-13F) Sunday, as Environment Canada lifted its "extreme cold weather alert" Monday when temperatures warmed to -13C (8.6F).
A Palestinian man reacts as he inspects a burnt classroom at a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians, whose houses were destroyed by what witnesses said was Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Biet Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, Feb. 17, 2015.
Palestinian health officials said a Palestinian boy, Izz eldeen Al-Kafarana, 9 months old, died when fire erupted as a result of an electric failure inside the classroom of the U.N.-run school where his family had taken shelter since the end of the summer war between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza Strip. United Nations Relief and Works Agency said 10,200 Gaza displaced residents continued to take shelter in 15 of its schools in Gaza Strip.
Boston Terriers stand in the ring during judging in the non-sporting group during day one of competition at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show in New York City, Feb.16, 2015.
Birds fly across the sky on a polluted day in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, Feb. 16, 2015.
A Palestinian man scuffles with Israeli border policemen as they clear a protest on land that Palestinians said was confiscated by Israel for Jewish settlements, near the West Bank town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem, Feb. 16, 2015.
Shark ecologist and boat captain Juan Oliphant signals to tourists that a lot of sharks are approaching them on a cageless shark dive tour in Haleiwa, Hawaii Feb. 16, 2015.
Shark tours are a renowned form of eco-tourism in Hawaii and diving with sharks without a cage is becoming increasingly popular as well.
A model swings her purse at photographers as she gets into a limo following the Tory Burch Fall/Winter 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week, Feb. 17, 2015.
Moe Kyaw Than, 45, a volunteer with the Myanmar Red Cross Society reacts after he was wounded when the convoy he was in was fired upon by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), according to the Myanmar army, between the capital of Kokang, Laukkai, and Chinshwehaw, Feb. 17, 2015.
Thousands of people have been forced to flee Myanmar into the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan following fighting between Myanmar's army and insurgents, the Chinese government said, repeating a call for restraint.
A wounded Ukrainian soldier looks through a window as he arrives at a hospital in Artemivsk, Ukraine, Feb. 18, 2015.
Government forces started pulling out of a town in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday after a fierce assault by Russian-backed separatists which Europe said violated a crumbling ceasefire.
A partially frozen American Falls in subfreezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario Feb. 17, 2015.
Temperature dropped to 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 Celsius) on Tuesday.
A view seen through the scope of a weapon belonging to a sniper and rebel fighter shows a building where forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are stationed, as seen from a rebel-controlled area in the northwestern Homs district of Al Waer, Feb. 18, 2015.
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Orhan Duzgun falls down as lawmakers from his party and the ruling AK Party (R) scuffle during a debate on legislation to boost police powers at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, Feb. 19, 2015.
The legislation, which would bolster the powers of the authorities to control protests, has been widely condemned by the opposition, who accuse the AKP of trying to create a police state in the NATO member nation.
Boys play basketball in the facilities of Belarus' Republican Clinic of Speleotherapy within a salt mine, as part of their treatment, near the town of Soligorsk, south of Minsk, Feb. 19, 2015.
According to the state clinic, more than 7,000 children and adults seek medical treatment for respiratory illness each year in the subsurface chambers of its facilities, located 420 meters (1300 feet) underground between layers of potassium and stone salts in an operational salt mine.
A man selling food for pigeons sits in a cubicle, near Yeni Cami, in Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 19, 2015.
Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, has been hit by a storm that dumped up to a 60 centimetres (24 inches) of snow in some areas since Tuesday, wreaking havoc on roads.
Rescue workers carry two children as migrants arrive on the Italian navy ship Orione at Porto Empedocle in Sicily Feb. 17, 2015.
Some 640 migrants, rescued by Italian authorities, arrived on the ship.
Revellers wearing masks participate in carnival festivities in Portugal's northeastern village of Podence, Feb. 17, 2015.
A woman is reflected in mirrors, decorated with sea shells and put up for sale, as she walks along Karachi's Clifton Beach, Feb. 18, 2015.
The ball comes out from the hug during the annual Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne, central England Feb. 17, 2015.
The aim of the teams, the Up'ards and the Down'ards, is to score by tapping the ball three times on stone goal plinths three miles apart on the banks of the River Henmore. The game dates back to the 17th century.
Texas Ranger Michael Adcock holds a .308 caliber rifle with the lettering 'American Sniper' etched on the side as he answers questions from defense attorney R. Shay Isham during the capital murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville, Texas, Feb. 17, 2015.
Prosecutors finished calling witnesses on Tuesday in the murder trial of Routh, who is charged with fatally shooting Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper." Over several days of witnesses' testimony, prosecutors reconstructed the day two years ago when they say Routh, 27, killed Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield at a gun range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth, stole Kyle's pickup truck and was taken into custody following a high-speed car chase.
A Chinese boy uses sparklers during celebrations of the Lunar New in Beijing, Feb. 19, 2015.
The Chinese Lunar New Year of Sheep (or Goat or Ram), also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.