The week's 20 best news photos, from the Associated Press, Getty Images and the Tampa Bay Times
An injured and captive bald eagle makes noise at the Annual Raptor Fest at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Saturday 2/4/2017. - The event featured exhibits from wildlife rehabbers and vendors, permanently injured birds of prey were on display, tree climbing, raptor flight shows by EarthQuest and raptor-themed presentations in the outdoor classroom. Kids activities and food was also available. JIM DAMASKE | Times
This week's collection of the best news photos features a squawking bald eagle, a faceoff between supporters and opponents of President Trump, Pope Francis charming a squawking bald baby, people sunbathing in 10-degree weather in St. Petersburg, and Lady Gaga and President George H. W. Bush at the Super Bowl.
All photos are from the Associated Press, Getty Images or the Tampa Bay Times and were taken or transmitted between February 3 and February 10.
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A Trump supporter (right) clashes with Trump protester Dezeray Lyn and fellow activists at a "Trump Not Welcome" protest near the corner of Interbay Boulevard and South Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. A Trump visit to MacDill Air Force Base prompted the protest.
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: New York City Police Officers Aml Elsokary (left) and Maritza Morales wear American Flag head scarfs at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world.
(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A woman walks through ice-covered grass with a rainbow visible in the back, near the town of Rudensk, 50 km (31 miles) southeast of Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Sprays of a cooling pond at the power plant are visible in the background. Daily temperature dropped to -13 C ( 8.5 F) in Belarus.
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A dark-eyed junco finds room on an otherwise snow-covered branch during a winter storm moving through the area, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Seattle. Seattle finally got its dose of winter weather, with an overnight storm that left snow totals of an inch to more than a foot across western Washington, causing widespread school closures Monday. More than 75,000 Puget Sound Energy and Seattle City Light customers were without power. A winter storm warning remains in effect for the greater Puget Sound Metro area.
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis comforts a crying baby during an audience with members of Entrepreneurs for Economy of Communion, at the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis holds a baby during an audience with members of Entrepreneurs for Economy of Communion, at the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.
(AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
A Ukrainian soldier, left, guards as two elderly women wait to get a humanitarian aid in Avdiivka, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. A sharp escalation in fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed rebels over the past week has killed at least 33 people, centering on Avdiivka, a government-held town just north of rebel-controlled Donetsk.
(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
People sunbathe near the wall of St. Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The temperature in St. Petersburg is minus 12 degrees Centigrade (10 degrees Fahrenheit).
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Singer Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Former President George H.W. Bush tosses the coin as his wife, Barbara, watches before the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.
(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
NEWPORT, WALES - JANUARY 29: Falcons captain Will Welch is stopped just short of the line during the Anglo- Welsh Cup match between Newport Gwent Dragons and Newcastle Falcons at Rodney Parade on January 29, 2017 in Newport, Wales.
(AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
Zakaria Imad Ahmed, 12, is treated by doctors in a first aid clinic in the Zahra neighborhood after he was hit in his head by shrapnel from a mortar fired by Islamic State militants, Monday Feb. 6, 2017. He and his younger brother and sister were playing outside when a mortar dropped nearby and shrapnel hit parts of their bodies.
(AP Photo/Diego Herculano)
A man winces in pain after he was shot in the leg by the Civil Police while looting an electronic store in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil, Monday, Feb 6, 2017. Protests by the friends and family of military police in Espirito Santo have led to an increase in crime and forced the shut-down of some state services, authorities said Monday.
(AP Photo/Diego Herculano)
A Civil Police officer yells "get back" to a crowd calling him out for shooting a minor in the leg who was attempting to loot an electronic store, in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil, Monday, Feb 6, 2017. Protests by the friends and family of military police in Espirito Santo have led to an increase in crime and forced the shut-down of some state services, authorities said Monday. The protests calling for higher pay began this weekend outside barracks throughout the small, coastal state and have prevented vehicles from leaving.
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The sun sets behind a jogger trotting by the Empty Sky Memorial at Liberty State Park, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Jersey City, N.J. The northern New Jersey region, which experienced temperature in the 60s, is bracing for a snowstorm expected to arrive overnight.
(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Students are silhouetted by the rising sun as they walk to school in Frankfurt, Germany, on a cold Thursday morning, Feb. 9, 2017.
(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Dancers eat lunch during a break from performing at the Virgin of Candelaria celebrations in Puno, Peru, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
(Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 29: Chinese dancers wear costumes after performing at a fair on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year on January 29, 2017 in Beijing, China. China is marking the year of the Fire Rooster. Beijing, China.
(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Tens of thousands of people gather for a demonstration in from of the government building in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Romania's government met Sunday to repeal an emergency decree that decriminalizes official misconduct, a law that has prompted massive protests at home and widespread condemnation from abroad.
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