King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died at the age of 90 on early Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 according Saudi state TV.
Located in Stratton's Sun Bowl, the Ice Castle features giant archways, winding mazes, ice thrones and tunnels—crafted by hand using only icicles and water. The Ice Castle began construction in late November and opened to the public on January 17. It will be open through March 2015, weather permitting.
United States President Barack Obama delivered his seventh State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2014.
Millions filled Manila's main park and surrounding areas for Pope Francis' final Mass in the Philippines on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 braving a steady rain to hear the pontiff's message of hope and consolation for the Southeast Asian country's most downtrodden and destitute.
The separatist stronghold, Donetsk, Ukraine, was shaken by intense outgoing and incoming artillery fire as a bitter battle raged for control over the city's airport Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.
Pope Francis traveled to the jungles of war-torn northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a deeply symbolic show of solidarity with the victims of the country's 25-year civil war and to urge Sri Lankans as a whole to forgive one another "for all the evil which this land has known."