The Global Snapshot

Photos of the week: Grounded planes, smoggy skies, and more

January 19, 2013
January 19, 2013
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smog, china
Jan. 16, 2013. A smog-shrouded view of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Pollution levels reached 20 times the international standard and settled over Beijing for days.Getty Images / Feng Li
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facebook, zuckerberg
Kind of a big deal.AP Photo / Jeff Chiu
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africa, mali
Jan. 17, 2013. Soldiers from Togo arrive at Bamako-Sénou International Airport in Mali. They were brought to help French and Malian government forces fight jihadist insurgents in control of the north of the country.AP Photo Jerome Delay
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Maha Kumbh Mela
Jan. 15, 2013. Hindu devotees bathe in the holy river waters during the Maha Kumbh Mela, which was expected to be the largest human gathering in history.
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Jan. 17, 2013. People wade through a street in Jakarta, Indonesia, where 11 people have died as a result of flooding.AP Photo / Tatan Syuflana
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boeing
Jan. 17, 2013. A line of 787 jets parked nose-to-tail at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Federal officials grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliners until the risk of possible battery fires is addressed.AP Photo / Elaine Thompson

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