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The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Welcome to "Moving Image," our roundup of the best photos from around the world this week.

The following images tell the story of the past seven days' most compelling events, capturing happenstance moments and monumental occurrences all over the globe.

Our picks for this week are:

These speedy boar cubs in Japan.
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Six months old boar cubs run during the Boar Race Festival on January 25, 2014 in Sasayama, Hyogo, Japan. The annual event actually takes place to promote boar meat, the city's specialty. (The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images)
This interaction between a priest and riot police In Ukraine.
An Orthodox Christian priest prays in front of riot police near protesters' barricades during a frosty morning in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014. Ukraine's Interior Ministry has accused protesters in Kiev of capturing two of its officers as violent clashes have resumed in the capital and anti-government riots spread across Ukraine. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)
These kissing camels in India.
Decorated camels of India’s Border Security Force stand in formation during a rehearsal of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina hill which houses India's most important ministries and the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.The ceremony performed every year on the evening of January 29 by the three wings of the Indian military marks the end of Republic Day festivities. (Manish Swarup/AP)
This portrait of a boy in Afghanistan.
Haseeb, 13, an Afghan boy waits for customers to sell water in Kart-e Sakhi cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Children sell water in cemeteries for visitors to pour it on their relatives' graveyards. (Massoud Hossaini/AP)
These beautiful light trails in England.
Light-trails illuminate from head torches worn by competitors taking part in the 'Marmot Dark Mountains' night-time adventure race illuminate the landscape on January 26, 2014 in Glossop, England. The mountain marathon race began at 7pm on the evening of the 25th and required participants to navigate and run between a series of checkpoints throughout the Peak District National Park. The event is split into several classes based on competitor performance with each course traversing the high moorland areas surrounding Kinder Scout. The 'Elite' category runners raced from dusk-to-dawn, covering 55.5km and gaining 2,635m of height. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
These colorful performers in France.
The Performing Troupe of the Tagou Martial Arts School, Henan rehearse during the 'Nuit De La Chine' rehearsal at the Grand Palais on January 26, 2014 in Paris, France. (Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
This striking photo of an overcrowded train in Bangladesh.
Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi Muslims arrive on an overcrowded train to attend the Biswa Ijtema or World Muslim Congregation at Tongi, about 30 kms north of Dhaka on January 26, 2014. Muslims joined in prayer on the banks of a river in Bangladesh as the world's second largest annual Islamic congregation ended. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
These women celebrating a holy festival in Nepal.
Nepalese Hindu women fill vessels with water from the Bagmati River, holy to them, to offer prayers during Madhav Narayan festival in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. During this month long festival, devotees recite Holy Scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Hindu god Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month long fast during the festival. (Niranjan Shrestha/AP)
This costumed character in England.
A competitor crawls through a tunnel during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England. (Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
This aerial view of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Fans arrive before the start of an NHL outdoor hockey game at Dodger Stadium between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
This harrowing image of a frightened onlooker in the Philippines.
A resident cries as a SWAT member of the Philippine National Police searches for residents who allegedly threw rocks at them as they enforce the demolition of their shanties at the sprawling community of informal settlers Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The demolition was carried out by the city government to pave the way for the commercial development of the area. (Bullit Marquez/AP)
These stylish cable cars in England.
The Emirates Air Line cable car which runs between North Greenwich and Royal Victoria Docks on January 27, 2014 in London, England. The cable car, which was built in time for the Olympic Games, is taking 35% lower visitors than predicted. (Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
This fishmonger in China.
A woman sells fish at a market on January 27, 2014 in Qionghai, China. Chinese people are preparing for the Spring Festival, the year of horse, which will fall on January 31 according to Chinese calendar. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
This snapshot of a cyclist and skater in Cuba.
A young man on skates holds onto to a moving bicycle in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean are arriving in Havana this weekend to participate in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC summit. Lower-level officials began meeting over the weekend and foreign ministers are taking the stage Monday. The formal meetings of heads of state begin Tuesday. (Desmond Boyland/AP)

This story appears in Issue 84 of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, January 24.

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