The most compelling photos from the week's news, Jan. 2-8, 2016, including "affluenza" teen's mother returning to U.S. and the Coney Island Polar Bear Club plunge.
Tonya Couch (L), mother of the Texas teenager derided for his "affluenza" defense in a deadly drunken-driving case, appears in court for her extradition hearing in Los Angeles, January 5, 2016. Couch and her son, Ethan, were found in Mexico after a warrant was issued for Ethan when his probation officer in Texas couldn't locate him.
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani
President Obama cries
President Barack Obama is seen in tears while delivering a statement on steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence in the East Room of the White House in Washington January 5, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden is at right.
El Nino-related storm
A driver climbs out of a window of his car after driving onto a flooded road in Van Nuys, California, January 5, 2016.
An El Nino-strengthened storm brought widespread rain to drought-stricken California, triggering flooding that clogged roadways, and authorities warned residents about possible mud slides.
Mount Soputan erupts
Indonesia's Mount Soputan volcano spews lava and ash during an eruption as seen from Silian 3 village in Minahasa Tenggara, Indonesia's Sulawesi island, January 5, 2016.
Mount Soputan is one of the most active volcanoes in North Sulawesi and last erupted in March 2015.
Giant Mao Zedong statue
A crane is seen next to a giant 120-foot statue of China's late chairman Mao Zedong under construction near crop fields in a village of Tongxu county, Henan province, China, January 4, 2016. The New York Times reported that the statue was torn down on orders of local officials January 7, after social media criticism over the extravagance.
According to local villagers, several entrepreneurs spent nearly 3 million yuan (460,000 USD) to build the 36.6-meter-high statue covered in golden paint.
Natalie Cole's death
Flowers and candles adorn the star of late singer Natalie Cole on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, January 4, 2016.
Grammy-winning singer Cole, whose biggest hit came in a virtual duet with her late father, pop legend Nat King Cole, of his decades-old hit "Unforgettable," died at the age of 65, her family said on January 1, 2016.
Spain - Epiphany
A man dressed as one of the Three Wise Men greets children upon arriving at Poniente beach in Gijon, Spain, January 5, 2016.
Children in Spain traditionally receive their Christmas presents delivered by the Three Wise Men on the morning of January 6, during the Christian holiday of the Epiphany.
Taliban fighters captures
Pakistani Taliban fighters, who were arrested by Afghan border police, stand during a presentation of seized weapons and equipment to the media in Kabul, January 5, 2016.
Russia - Fire and smoke festival
Fire show actors perform during a fire and smoke festival as they celebrate incoming Orthodox Christmas in St. Petersburg, Russia, January 4, 2016.
Russians continue to celebrate the New Year and Orthodox Christmas from January 1- 10.
Coney Island Polar Bear Club swim
People in bathing suits run into the ocean during the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day swim on January 1, 2016 in the Brooklyn, New York.
The Coney Island Polar Bear Club claims to be the oldest winter bathing organization in the U.S. and attracts hundreds to the beach for the annual swim in the Atlantic Ocean.
Charlie Hebdo memorial
A commemorative plaque is seen during a ceremony at the site where policeman Ahmed Merabet was killed during the last year's January attack in Paris, January 5, 2016.
France commemorated the victims of last year's Islamist militant attacks on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket with eulogies, memorial plaques and another cartoon lampooning religion.
Yemen car bomb attack
People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, January 5, 2016.
Three senior southern Yemeni officials survived a suicide car bomb attack on their convoy in Aden and a subsequent gun battle that killed three of their guards on Tuesday, a government spokesman and security sources said.
Tokyo fish market
Kiyomura Co's President Kiyoshi Kimura (C), who runs a chain of sushi restaurants, holds a sword as he poses with a 200 kg (400 lbs) bluefin tuna at his sushi restaurant outside Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, January 5, 2016.
Kimura won the bid for the tuna caught off Oma, Aomori prefecture, northern Japan, with 14 million yen (117,000 USD) at the fish market's first tuna auction this year.
Trump campaign rally
Audience member Robin Roy (C) reacts as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets her at a campaign rally in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 4, 2016.
Shi'ite Muslims try to cross a barricade during a protest against the execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, in front of Saudi Arabia embassy in New Delhi, India, January 4, 2016.
"El Chapo" in custody
A federal law enforcement official confirmed this photo is of "El Chapo" after he was taken into custody on January 8, 2016,after nearly six months on the run following his second prison escape.
A copy of the book 'Hitler, Mein Kampf. A Critical Edition' lies on a display table in a bookshop in Munich, January 8, 2016.
For the first time since Adolf Hitler's death, Germany is publishing the Nazi leader's political treatise "Mein Kampf" ('My Struggle'), unleashing a highly charged row over whether the text is an inflammatory racist diatribe or a useful educational tool.
Chicago - Victim of police shooting
LaTisha Jones, one of the daughters of Bettie Jones, touches her mother during a visitation in Chicago, January 6, 2016.
The shooting deaths of two black people - college student Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Jones, 55, a mother of five and grandmother of 10 - by a police officer late last month, have increased tensions in the city.
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the city's police department over its use of deadly force, especially against minorities.
Israel - Kite surfing
People kite surf during a storm in the Mediterranean sea at the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, January 1, 2016.
Kashmiri Muslims women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, being displayed on the Friday following the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, January 1, 2016.
Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims gather every year at the shrine which houses the relic on the Friday following Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, the prophet's birth anniversary, which was celebrated on December 24 in Kashmir.
Congo boy prepares for surgery
Dunia Sibomana, 8, who was attacked two years ago by a chimpanzee in his village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rides on a toy car at Stony Brook Children's Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, January 6, 2016.
Doctors at the hospital will begin a series of extensive facial reconstructive surgeries on Sibomana on January 11.
Kashmiri Shiite protesters
Kashmiri Shiite protesters shout slogans as they run from teargas smoke during a demonstration in Srinagar on January 3, 2016, against the execution of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi authorities.
Saudi Arabia on January 2, executed 47 people convicted of "terrorism", including a prominent Shiite cleric behind anti-government protests, the interior ministry said. The cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, was a driving force of the protests that broke out in 2011 in the Sunni-ruled kingdom's east, where the Shiite minority complains of marginalization.
Indian policewomen march
Indian women of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) march during a rehearsal for the forthcoming Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 4, 2016.
India will celebrate its 67th Republic Day on January 26 with a large military parade.
Oregon militia standoff
Duane Ehmer rides his horse Hellboy at the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on the sixth day of the occupation of the federal building in Burns, Oregon on January 7, 2016.
Kabul - Suicide bomb site
An Afghan resident peers out of the doorway of his house as an Afghan policeman keeps watch at the site of a suicide bomb attack near the international airport in Kabul on January 4, 2016.
A suicide bomber on January 4 struck a street leading to Kabul's international airport, the latest in a wave of attacks on the Afghan capital. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, which comes as Afghan forces battle to end an hours-long siege near the Indian consulate in northern Mazar-i-Sharif city.
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
A laborer works beside a large snow sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin in China, January 5, 2016.
Serbia - Migrants endure rain
Migrants and refugees queue to board a train under heavy rain at a train station in the southern Serbian town of Presevo on January 6, 2016.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on January 5 that 1,004,356 migrants and refugees reached Europe in 2015, but 3,771 died while crossing the Mediterranean.
Paris - Police station attack
French police use a bomb disposal robot to inspect the body of a man shot dead at a police station in the 18th district in Paris, January 7, 2016.
Serbia - Orthodox Christmas Eve
Believers burn dried oak branches, which symbolizes the Yule log, on Orthodox Christmas Eve in front of the St. Sava temple in Belgrade, Serbia, January 6, 2016.
Serbian Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas on January 7, according to the Julian calendar.
Venezuela - Opposition lawmakers
Julio Ygarza (L), Nirma Guarulla (C) and Romel Guzamana (2nd R), deputies of Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD), celebrate after their swearing-in ceremony during a session of the National Assembly in Caracas January 6, 2016.
Venezuela's opposition defied a court ruling and swore into the new congress on Wednesday three lawmakers barred from taking their seats, deepening the showdown between the legislature and President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Bill Clinton on campaign trail
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton greets customers and employees while campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at the NewBo Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, January 7, 2016.
Cryophile winter swimmers club
Mikhail Sashko, chairman and one of the founders of the Cryophile winter swimmers club looks at a picture taken by Mikhail Shakov (R), as he celebrates his 68th birthday on a bank of the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, November 21, 2015.
"The moment of immersion is a sensation of delight. Afterwards there's a rush of energy and my entire body feels relaxed," says Sashko, a director in the construction industry. The air temperature was about minus 27 degrees Celsius (-16.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
Greek Orthodox faithful
Greek Orthodox faithful Nikolas Solis, 28, a pilgrim from Agrinio of Greece, kisses a wooden crucifix in the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey, January 6, 2016.
Greek Orthodox faithful swam to retrieve the wooden crucifix thrown by Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I into the Golden Horn in Bosphorus during Epiphany Day celebrations.