01/18/2013 02:52 pm ET

The Week In Photos: Striking Images From Around The World

Welcome to the week in photos!

The following images tell the story of the most compelling events this week, capturing happenstance moments and monumental occurrences with a single click. The photographs that stopped us in our tracks the past seven days ranged from heavy storms brewing to models strutting their stuff on the runway.

Let us know your favorite photos in the comments section and check back next week to see new images.