Heavy snow fell across large parts of the UK, disrupting travel and closing thousands of schools. South-east England saw its worst snow for 18 years.
Many councils in England and Wales had to ration supplies of the salt used to keep the roads clear of snow and ice as the cold spell continued through the week.
Fashion label 30paarhaende (30 pairs of hands) presented their latest designs during Berlin Fashion week .
A Comic World event in Hong Kong attracted lots of fans who dressed up as their favourite characters.
The zoo in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, received two lions as a gift from circus artists.
A man was arrested for an alleged breach of quarantine rules after getting off a flight to Australia with two live pigeons in his trousers.
A soldier takes up positions in a base once used by the Tamil Tigers. Sri Lanka's key international donors urged the rebels to disarm and discuss ending hostilities in order to avoid more civilian casualties.
Thousands of people joined rallies across Russia protesting against what they described as the government's mismanagement of the economy.