A robot dog, zoo-born baby and massive mudslides: The week in pictures

The week in pictures: Top images from around the world, Jan. 6-12.

Top images from around the world, Jan. 6-12

The newest generation of Sony's pet robot Aibo charmed visitors on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday. The electronic dog possesses artificial intelligence and is reportedly capable of learning what keeps owners happy. CES is a showcase of the latest innovations, from startups to big corporations.

(David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)

Mother and baby

Khansa, a female Bornean orangutan born at the Singapore Zoo last April, clings to her mother, Anita, during a media tour of newborn animals at the zoo on Thursday. Khansa was one of 500 newborns welcomed into the world at the zoo in 2017, representing 145 species, more than a quarter of which are endangered.

(Edgar Su/Reuters)

Close study

Macaque monkeys gather around a photographer during snowfall at Wulongkou Nature Reserve in Jiyuan in China's central Henan province on Saturday.

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Reporters on trial

Reuters journalists Wa Lone, centre front, and Kyaw Soe Oo, centre back, are escorted by police as they leave the court after their first trial in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday. They were arrested by Myanmar police while covering a crisis in the western state of Rakhine, where, according to UN estimates, about 655,000 Rohingya Muslims fled during a fierce military crackdown on militants. Myanmar prosecutors sought charges under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters' lawyer said.

(Lynn Bo Bo/EFE/EPA) (Lynn Bo Bo/EPA)

Death of a protester

Family members mourn over their relatives' coffin after it arrived from the morgue in Kinshasa, Congo, on Thursday. At least five people were killed in churches during demonstrations that took place on the first anniversary of a political deal brokered by the Catholic Church that was intended to pave the way for elections in 2017 and the end of President Joseph Kabila's rule.

(John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images)

Tragic fire 

RCMP officers and a representative of the medical examiner's office search the scene of a house destroyed in a weekend fire in Pubnico Head, N.S., on Monday. About 50 volunteer firefighters responded to the call early Sunday morning and spent two hours battling the blaze, which killed four children.

(Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

Game delay

Play is called off as lightning strikes during the match between Germany's Angelique Kerber and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic during the Sydney International Tennis Tournament in Australia on Monday. 

(Craig Golding/EPA-EFE)

Massive mudslides

Debris surrounds a house damaged by a mudslide after heavy rains in Montecito, Calif. Mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept cars to the beach and left at least 17 people dead.

(Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/Reuters)

Truck stopped

Eduard Nikolaev and co-driver Evgeny Yakovlev of Russia work to right their Kamaz truck after a spill during the 2018 Dakar Rally's first stage, from Lima to Pisco, Peru, on Saturday. The 12-day rally began in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Jan. 2 and will finish Saturday in Buenos Aires.

(Franck Fife/Reuters)

Standing O

Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award during the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association honoured Winfrey with the award, the first for a black woman. Winfrey provided a moving and emotional speech that garnered multiple standing ovations from the audience and accolades across social media. 

(Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Getty Images) (Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Getty Images)

No Pants Subway Ride

People participate in the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York City on Sunday. Organizers say the event, now in its 16th year, happens in more than 50 cities around the world, including Toronto.

(Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters)

Border crossing

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a signing ceremony for the Interdict Act in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The act provides border and customs agents with $9 million for additional portable chemical screening devices to check packages, mail and travellers.

(Carlos Barria/Reuters)