1. This satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. The event sent large waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground.
  2. Shortly after 5 p.m., local time, authorities escort a hostage out of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday. The governor tweeted late Saturday night that all the hostages were safe.
  3. Ava Hardy, 9, wears a crown from the kids corner at the second annual "We are the Dream:" MLK Expo 2022 at Gibbs High on Saturday. The event highlighted local businesses, food, live entertainment, a kids corner, inspirational speakers and raffles. "I think of Martin Luther King when I go to protests," Ava said. "Sometimes I think about if it is ever going to end, if everybody in the world is going to get along before the world ends. I'm not sure. But I hope so."
  4. Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Afghanistan's Taliban rulers are aiming to restart education for girls and women by late March.
  5. Doug Emhoff, second gentleman of the United States, reacts after he threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Colorado Rockies, on Sept. 18, 2021, in Washington.
  6. This map released Saturday by the National Weather Service shows a large area of rain and thunderstorms hitting much of the Southeast, including the northern half of Florida, early Sunday.
  7. Kevin Plummer has been head of Tampa Preparatory School since 2007.
  8. Students cross Fishhawk Boulevard to Newsome High in Lithia in October 2020. This week, Newsome reported 104 cases of COVID-19 among students and staff as Tampa Bay area schools saw their highest weekly case count since the pandemic began.
  9. A Georgia Department of Transportation worker in Forest Park, Ga., looks at a brine truck tank being filled Friday ahead of a winter storm. The storm could affect much of the state and other parts of the South through Sunday before moving to the Northeast.
  10. A man robbed a SunTrust bank on 12902 N Dale Mabry Highway on Friday, Jan.14, 2022, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
  11. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  12. Tampa General Hospital conducts more than 1,000 transplants a year, a life-changing procedure but one which leaves donor organ recipients immunocompromised and thus vulnerable to COVID-19. It is one of the first hospitals in Florida using Evusheld, a drug intended to prevent at-risk patients including transplant recipients and cancer patients from catching the virus.
  13. Maribel Garrett will work alongside other departments to help bring City Hall to Tampa’s growing Hispanic community and ensure Spanish speakers are informed and engaged.
  14. FILE - Demonstrators join a rally to protest proposed voting bills on the steps of the Texas Capitol on July 13, 2021, in Austin, Texas. A sweeping new Texas voting law that Republicans muscled through the Legislature last year over dramatic protests is drawing fire again, even before some of the most contentious restrictions and changes kick in ahead of the state's first-in-the nation primary.
  15. Detectives are searching  for a black Ford Mustang convertible that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Dover on Friday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
  16. Workers register and test patients on Monday at the public drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon campus.
  17. Exhibit designer Joseph Wetzel, left, Florida Aquarium president Bill Crown and Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman look over a model of the planned aquarium in 1989. Crown, a driving force behind the aquarium, died Jan. 12 at age 80.
  18. President Joe Biden speaks about the government's COVID-19 response on Thursday in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington,
  19. Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, shown in this 2016 photo, has been barred him from participating in the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life.
  20. An image included in a federal criminal complaint shows a man (circled in red) who authorities say is Alan Fischer III during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
  21. Ken Welch makes remarks after he was sworn in as St. Petersburg's 54th Mayor on Jan. 6. He later announced the launch of national searches for city administrator and three other top positions at City Hall.
  22. In this May 11, 2021, file photo, Florida education commissioner Richard Corcoran speaks during a bill signing ceremony at St. John the Apostle School in Hialeah.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
  23. The Pinellas County jail was in lockdown this week to quell a spike in coronavirus cases among those incarcerated there.
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