This Week in Pictures (January 26 - February 2)

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From Rihanna's performance at the Grammys and the near-apocalyptical snowfall in Moscow to the Venice carnival, Angelina Jolie's visit to Jordan and the super blue blood lunar eclipse: we've got this week's most striking images lined up for you in Sputnik's photo gallery.

As January turned its last page, we take a look at some of the most important and spectacular events of the week captured by photographers around the world.

© Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov / Go to the photo bankSoyuz-2.1a rocket carrying devices for remote Earth sensing "Canopus-B" #3 and #4 along with nine other commercial space devices, launches from a site at Vostochny. February 1, 2018.
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Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying devices for remote Earth sensing "Canopus-B" #3 and #4 along with nine other commercial space devices, launches from a site at Vostochny. February 1, 2018.
© Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolskyi / Go to the photo bankVladimir Putin at a meeting with members of the Russian National Olympic team, where he was awarded a custom hockey jersey by team captain Pavel Datsyuk. January 31, 2018.
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Vladimir Putin at a meeting with members of the Russian National Olympic team, where he was awarded a custom hockey jersey by team captain Pavel Datsyuk. January 31, 2018.
© AFP 2022 / StringerIndia's Jyoti Amge (R), the world's shortest woman poses for a picture with Sultan Kosen of Turkey, the world's tallest man, at the site of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on January 26, 2018, with the Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khafre (also known as Chephren) seen in the background.
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India's Jyoti Amge (R), the world's shortest woman poses for a picture with Sultan Kosen of Turkey, the world's tallest man, at the site of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on January 26, 2018, with the Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khafre (also known as Chephren) seen in the background.
© AP Photo / Eduardo VerdugoA demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister as riot police prevents opposition supporters from approaching the National Stadium during the swearing-in ceremony of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, January 27, 2018.
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A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister as riot police prevents opposition supporters from approaching the National Stadium during the swearing-in ceremony of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, January 27, 2018.
© AFP 2022 / Timothy A. ClaryRihanna performs during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show on January 28, 2018, in New York.
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Rihanna performs during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show on January 28, 2018, in New York.
© AP Photo / SOS Mediterranee/Laurin SchmidIn this photo taken on January 27, 2018 people on a partially submerged dinghy boat ask for help in the Mediterranean Sea.
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In this photo taken on January 27, 2018 people on a partially submerged dinghy boat ask for help in the Mediterranean Sea.
© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSThis self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars, taken on Jan 23, 2018, rover shows the vehicle on Vera Rubin Ridge, which it's been investigating for the past several months.
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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars, taken on Jan 23, 2018, rover shows the vehicle on Vera Rubin Ridge, which it's been investigating for the past several months.
© AFP 2022 / Ander GilleneaA masked participant carries a burning matress during the ancient carnival of Zubieta, in the northern Spanish Navarra province on January 30, 2018.
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A masked participant carries a burning matress during the ancient carnival of Zubieta, in the northern Spanish Navarra province on January 30, 2018.
© AFP 2022 / Mladen AntonovTourists take photographs in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral on the snow covered Red Square during a heavy snowfall in Moscow on January 31, 2018.
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Tourists take photographs in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral on the snow covered Red Square during a heavy snowfall in Moscow on January 31, 2018.
© Photo : NASA/Bill IngallsInternational space station flies by the Moon during the full moon on January 30, 2018.
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International space station flies by the Moon during the full moon on January 30, 2018.
© AP Photo / Raad AdaylehThe UN refugee agency's special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie kisses a Syrian child during her visit to the Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp, in Mafraq, Jordan, January 28, 2018.
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The UN refugee agency's special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie kisses a Syrian child during her visit to the Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp, in Mafraq, Jordan, January 28, 2018.
© AFP 2022Indian police rescue people after a bus accident at the Ghogra Canal in Murshidabad district, around 187 miles from Kolkata on January 29, 2018.
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Indian police rescue people after a bus accident at the Ghogra Canal in Murshidabad district, around 187 miles from Kolkata on January 29, 2018.
© REUTERS / Pablo SanhuezaA demonstrator confronts riot police during a rally in defense of the nationalization of lithium reserves in the country, in Santiago, Chile, January 29, 2018.
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A demonstrator confronts riot police during a rally in defense of the nationalization of lithium reserves in the country, in Santiago, Chile, January 29, 2018.
© AFP 2022 / Raul ArboledaA cat is seen during a bullfight at the La Santamaria bullring in Bogota, Colombia, on January 28, 2018.
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A cat is seen during a bullfight at the La Santamaria bullring in Bogota, Colombia, on January 28, 2018.
© Sputnik / Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankSt. Petersburg was celebrating the anniversary of full withdrawal of the Siege of Leningrad.
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St. Petersburg was celebrating the anniversary of full withdrawal of the Siege of Leningrad.
© REUTERS / Manuel SilvestriVenetians row during the masquerade parade on the Grand Canal during the Carnival in Venice, Italy, January 28, 2018.
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Venetians row during the masquerade parade on the Grand Canal during the Carnival in Venice, Italy, January 28, 2018.
© AP Photo / Bullit MarquezThe super blue blood moon, behind volcanic ash cloud, sets before dawn as lava cascades down the slopes of Mayon volcano during a sporadic mild eruption as seen from Sto. Domingo township, Albay province around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, February 1, 2018.
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The super blue blood moon, behind volcanic ash cloud, sets before dawn as lava cascades down the slopes of Mayon volcano during a sporadic mild eruption as seen from Sto. Domingo township, Albay province around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, February 1, 2018.
© AFP 2022 / Arif AliPakistani children play football at a slum in Lahore on January 30, 2018.
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Pakistani children play football at a slum in Lahore on January 30, 2018.
© REUTERS / Baz RatnerA man wears a mask among fellow supporters as Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not pictured) takes a symbolic presidential oath of office in Nairobi, Kenya, January 30, 2018.
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A man wears a mask among fellow supporters as Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not pictured) takes a symbolic presidential oath of office in Nairobi, Kenya, January 30, 2018.
© AP Photo / Hussein MallaSupporters of Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri ride a scooter past a road block, during a protest against Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, January 29, 2018.
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Supporters of Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri ride a scooter past a road block, during a protest against Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, January 29, 2018.
© AP Photo / Leo CorreaRevelers dressed in Spider-Man costumes strike a pose during the 'Desliga da Justica' block party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 27, 2018.
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Revelers dressed in Spider-Man costumes strike a pose during the 'Desliga da Justica' block party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 27, 2018.
© AFP 2022 / Geoffroy Van Der HasseltSwedish jockey Bjorn Goop of Readly Express celebrates with champagne after winning the Grand Prix d'Amerique horse race on January 28, 2018 at the Vincennes Hippodrome de Paris in Paris.
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Swedish jockey Bjorn Goop of Readly Express celebrates with champagne after winning the Grand Prix d'Amerique horse race on January 28, 2018 at the Vincennes Hippodrome de Paris in Paris.
© AFP 2022 / Javier SorianoA model has her make up done before the Hannibal Laguna show during the Madrid Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2018 in Madrid on January 26, 2018.
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A model has her make up done before the Hannibal Laguna show during the Madrid Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2018 in Madrid on January 26, 2018.
© Sputnik / Julien Mattia / Go to the photo bankWater level in river Seine has been going up due to heavy rainfalls, and reached a critical point on January 29, 2018.
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Water level in river Seine has been going up due to heavy rainfalls, and reached a critical point on January 29, 2018.
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