Here are the most moving pictures from the first week of 2016.
A silhouetted woman watches fireworks just after New Years at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1st, 2016.
Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP / Getty Images
Participants enter the water during the Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s annual New Year’s Day swim at Coney Island in the Brooklyn, New York.
Andrew Kelly / Reuters
People dressed up wait to perform before the traditional Epiphany parade in Malaga, Spain. Children in Spain traditionally receive their Christmas presents delivered by the Three Wise Men on the morning of January 6th, during the Christian holiday of the Epiphany.
Jon Nazca / Reuters
A tear swells in President Barack Obama’s eye as he speaks about the youngest victims of the Sandy Hook shootings, while speaking on Tuesday about the steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence.
Jacquelyn Martin / AP
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