Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures

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This week, U.S. President Donald Trump reached across the aisle in his first State of the Union address, offering to work with Democrats on infrastructure, criminal justice and drug prices after a divisive first year in office, but those overtures in Tuesday’s speech fell flat with his opponents. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s business mission to China was meant to demonstrate her government’s intent to forge a global trade policy after it leaves the European Union next year. Her delegation included 50 business leaders, Trade Secretary Liam Fox, a clutch of officials and her husband. We also tour’s Spheres, a new gathering and working space for the company’s employees located in the heart of downtown Seattle. 



A visitor stands on a suspension bridge inside Inc.'s Spheres in Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The glass orbs contain plant species from cloud rainforest environments around the Earth, maintaining a tropical climate similar to those of Costa Rica and Indonesia.

Photographer: Mike Kane/Bloomberg


Attendees using HTC Corp. Vive VR headsets play a video game during the 2018 Taipei Game Show in Taipei, Taiwan, on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Photographer: Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg


Visitors Taking selfies and photographs outside the Wynn Macau casino resort in Macau, China, on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The Nevada Gaming Control Board has launched a formal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Steve Wynn, a move that might ultimately end the casino mogul’s storied career.

Photographer: Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg


A trader monitors financial data during the official opening of the stock trading floor at the PJSC Sberbank headquarters in Moscow, on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg


India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (center left) and finance ministry staff leaving the Central Secretariat building in New Delhi to present th national budget in parliament on Thursday, Feb. 1. India will miss its budget deficit targets as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to placate angry rural voters and create jobs before next year's national elections.

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg


U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip watch a performance at the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday, Jan. 31. May arrived in China seeking to balance her desire to build a powerful post-Brexit trade relationship with a clutch of political concerns.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg


A technician handles a tray of samples at a Prenetics Inc. laboratory in Hong Kong. Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based biotechnology company, sold more than 100,000 DNA testing kits last year, five times more than in 2016, and aims to double sales volumes this year as it starts selling directly to consumers as well as insurers.

Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg


A visitor holds her "Make America Great Again" hat as Marine One, with U.S. President Donald Trump on board, departs the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 1. Trump later addressed the 2018 House and Senate Republican Member Conference in West Virginia.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg


Polo players competing on the field at the luxurious Val de Vie estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg


Engineers work on an AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter at a Leonardo SpA plant in Vergiate, Italy. Leonardo said it will stick to a guidance "reset" dating back to November, when the company cut forecasts as part of an industrial plan that runs to 2022.

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg


A pedestrian passes residential buildings under construction at an Amrapali Group development in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Across the metropolitan area surrounding New Delhi, a string of real estate developers, including Unitech Ltd., Jaypee Infratech Ltd. and Amrapali, have been dragged into court by irate homeowners who paid for apartments that have yet to be completed.

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg


U.S. President Donald Trump (center) delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Trump celebrated the Republican tax overhaul he signed into law, although fiscal headwinds mean he's likely to enjoy less legislative success in his second year in office.

Photographer: Jim Bourg/Pool via Bloomberg



Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, stands following a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Freeland said it's possible the U.S., Canada and Mexico can rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, notwithstanding significant gaps, including disagreement over some "unconventional" American proposals. 

Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg


A super blue blood moon sets behind the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco on Wednesday, Jan. 31. A blue moon, the second full moon in a single month, occurs once every 2.7 years, while supermoons are full moons that occur at the closest possible point to Earth, coming once every 14 months. Blood moons, also known as total lunar eclipses, take place about twice a year when the moon passes through Earth's shadow, turning it a copper-hued color.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg