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Jakarta fire

A huge fire swept through a densely populated area in Krukut, Taman Sari, West Jakarta on Jan. 27, destroying blocks of residential buildings. An estimated 2,400 people are displaced. Photo from Donal Husni/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

Week in photos: The images you must see

As the first month of 2018 gave way to the second, it brought the global spectacle of a rare super blue blood moon and the glamour of the Grammy Awards, but it also brought scenes of destruction and loss in Jakarta, Indonesia and Pennsylvania, U.S.

From those scenes to drained Venetian canals and the world’s tallest and shortest humans walking side-by-side, here are some of the most striking photos from the past week around the world.