Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures

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This week we take you to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to visit the conference in 18 years, making his government’s presence felt with a large delegation of cabinet secretaries and top White House aides. The Alpine town also had to contend with near-record snow, the heaviest in the annual meeting’s 48-year history. We also look at a sarin attack drill in Chiba, Japan, and one year after Trump’s inauguration, we chart the 2018 Women’s March on Washington, where thousands of people gathered to protest for equal rights.

Donald Trump arrives to deliver a special address on the closing day of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, Jan. 26. “When the United States grows, so does the world,” the president said in his speech. “American prosperity has created countless jobs around the globe, and the drive for excellence, creativity and innovation in the United States has led to important discoveries that help people everywhere live more prosperous and healthier lives.”

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Kia Motors Corp. vehicles bound for export are driven onto a cargo ship in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Monday, Jan. 22.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

A demonstrator holds a sign that reads “I’m a Woman, What’s Your Superpower?” while standing on the ice of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool during the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 20. One year after the inauguration of President Trump, thousands of people gathered at the march to protest for equal rights.

Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview on Thursday, Jan. 25, the third day of the World Economic Forum. Trump’s reiteration of what’s known as the “special relationship” between the U.S. and the U.K. may help May thaw her frosty relationship with the president. Relations with the U.K., one of America’s oldest and closest allies, have been tested over the past year with arguments over anti-terror measures, intelligence leaks and Trump’s social media clashes with the mayor of London.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Women carry containers of cow dung on their heads at a village in Palwal district, Haryana, India. Time is running out for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shore up the support of rural voters who underpinned his rise to power in 2014, when he won the country’s biggest mandate in three decades. The budget on Feb. 1 will be Modi’s last opportunity to announce significant fiscal measures that could win back villagers.

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Media members photograph the Ohio Clock as it strikes midnight outside the Senate Chamber at the Capitol building in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 20. The U.S. government officially entered a partial shutdown early Saturday as Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans blocked a House-passed bill to fund the government after the two parties failed to break their deadlock over immigration. 

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Employees work on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class chassis assembly line at the company’s factory in Sindelfingen, Germany, on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Mercedes will respond to burgeoning demand for sport-utility vehicles by introducing new models, most likely in the fast-growing compact segment.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Members of the Chiba City Fire Department participate in a sarin attack drill in Chiba, Japan, on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said earlier this month that North Korea has created the worst security situation for Japan since World War II. He vowed to strengthen defenses to meet the country’s real needs rather than continuing on past lines.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

A soldier stands guard during an environmental land protection event with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the Loma Seca Military Base in Codazzi, Cesar Department, Colombia, on Saturday, Jan. 20. Santos signed an order protecting the lands inside the region’s paramo, a unique northern Andean ecosystem that serves as a source of the country’s major rivers, from activities such as mining, agriculture and other high-impact actions that jeopardize its water supply.

Photographer: Nicolo Filippo Rosso/Bloomberg

Heavy snow blankets a bus stop in Davos on Monday, Jan. 22. The World Economic Forum was disrupted by the heaviest snowfall, 1.75 meters (5.7 feet), in the annual meeting’s 48-year history. The town was put on the second-highest avalanche warning level by the Davos-based Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

A cryptocurrency-mining rig sits on a desk in Singapore on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The volatile and mysterious world of cryptocurrencies is now a shopping mall away, at least in Singapore. Ready-made computing machines used to facilitate transactions in Bitcoin and other digital currencies have appeared on the city-state’s shop shelves even as its central bank sounds a note of caution.

Photographer: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg Inc. employees shop at the Amazon Go store in Seattle. After more than a year of testing with an employee-only focus group, Amazon Go opened to the public in downtown Seattle, putting to the test the online retailer’s technology that lets buyers grab what they want and leave without paying a cashier.

Photographer: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont participates in a panel debate at Copenhagen University on Monday, Jan. 22. Puigdemont appealed to Danish politicians and students to support his bid to win independence from Spain.

Photographer: Carsten Snejbjerg/Bloomberg

Demonstrators hold flares during a protest in support of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outside the Federal Court building in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, when a Brazilian court started hearing an appeal on Lula’s criminal conviction. The case could scupper his presidential ambitions and shape the outcome of October’s election. 

Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Morning commuters walk across a snow-covered field in Tokyo on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Japanese electricity prices surged to a three-year high after the city was hit by heavy snowfall, and the nation’s biggest utility was forced to ask customers to cut consumption.

Photographer: Takaaki Iwabu/Bloomberg