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As billionaire Warren Buffett predicted a "bad ending" for cryptocurrencies, ethereum hit a record high. The highest bid for a bluefin tuna reached 36.5 million yen ($320,000) at Tokyo Tsukiji fish market's first auction of the year. It was surfboards on the promenade at Manly Beach in Sydney, with temperatures in Australia set to rise until 2050, and snow fell in Tehran as questions were asked about economic mismanagement. After about 11 hours of talks at Peace House in the Demilitarized Zone at Paju, South Korea, the two Koreas agreed in a joint statement to hold military talks and further high-level dialogue.

Pedestrians pass a flower mural in Tehran on Jan. 7. A wave of bad loans from unregulated lenders has rocked Iran's banking sector, and oil prices have averaged less than $60 a barrel for the past three years, draining the country of key revenue.

Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

A pedestrian carries an umbrella while walking through the Boston Common during a snowstorm in Boston on Jan. 4. A fast-moving winter storm growing stronger by the hour grounded 3,000 flights, delayed rail travelers in the busy Northeast Corridor and closed schools in New York and Boston. 

Photographer: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg

A visitor looks toward the North Korean village of Gaepung-Gun from the Ganghwa Peace Observatory on Ganghwa Island, South Korea, on Jan. 9. North Korea said it would send a high-level delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month while expressing a desire to resolve issues on the divided peninsula through dialogue and negotiations.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

A buyer inspects frozen tuna prior to the first auction of the year at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Jan. 5. The iconic site held its final, pre-dawn New Year's auction before closing down for relocation, with the highest bidder paying 36.5 million yen ($320,000) for a 405-kilogram (892-pound) bluefin tuna, local media reported.

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Ri Son Gwon, chairman of North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland (seated third from left), and Cho Myoung-gyon, South Korea's unification minister (seated third from right), and other delegates attend a meeting at the Peace House in the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone at Paju, South Korea, on Jan. 9. After about 11 hours of talks, the two Koreas agreed in a joint statement to hold military talks and continue high-level dialogue.

Photographer: KPPA/Pool via Bloomberg

Coin tokens representing bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum cryptocurrencies.  "I can say, almost with certainty, that they will come to a bad ending," Chief Executive Officer Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said of cryptocurrencies in an interview with CNBC on Jan. 10. 

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A trader wears a "Dow 25,000" hat while working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on Jan. 4. It's a new year and an old pattern in equities, with the Dow Jones industrial average sailing past 25,000 for the first time while the bull market rages. 

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Spectators react during a Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Co. (CMLL) match at Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Today, the CMLL is the oldest active wrestling federation in the world and—together with the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co. (NJPW)—one of the world's biggest wrestling organizations. The CMLL and NJPW will kick off the Eighth Annual Fantastic Mania (FM) lucha festival, an eight-day tour, in Japan on Jan. 12.

Photographer: Lujan Agusti/Bloomberg

Wang Yi, chief executive officer and founder of Liulishuo, poses for a photograph in Shanghai on Jan. 4. Wang's popular English teaching app Liulishuo, or LingoChamp, raised $100 million in July, putting him in the growing ranks of successful Silicon Valley alumni lured back to China by the promise of a brighter future.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A man carrying a surfboard walks along the promenade at Manly Beach in Sydney on Jan. 5. Temperatures in Australia are set to rise until around 2050 due to greenhouse gas emissions already in the atmosphere, according to the country’s weather bureau.

Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Barclays Plc CEO Jes Staley gestures as he arrives in Downing Street on Jan. 11, as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May met a group of City financiers to discuss safeguarding London's financial services in any trade deal with the European Union following Brexit.

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Traders use fixed-line phones on the trading floor of the open outcry pit at the London Metal Exchange Ltd. (LME) in London on Jan. 11. Trading volumes on the LME rose last year for the first time since 2014, a sign that sweeping reforms at the world’s biggest industrial-metals bourse are starting to pay off.

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

A customer watches television in a barber's shop in Harare, Zimbabwe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said his new administration will woo investors and embark on an “all-out business initiative” to revive an economy that has halved since 2000 and now provides jobs for just one in 10 Zimbabweans.

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the annual American Farm Bureau Federation conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on Jan. 8. Trump said lower taxes and deregulation will rev up the rural economy in a partisan speech geared toward a much broader audience than the farmers gathered to hear him.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

An attendee gestures while using Realmax's augmented reality glasses "Realmax Qian" at the ShowStoppers event during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Jan. 9. Electric and driverless cars will remain a big part of this year's CES, as makers of high-tech cameras, batteries and AI software vie to climb into automakers' dashboards. 

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg