These are among the photos that spoke to L.A. Times photo editors over the past week. Much more news photography from around the world in their Photos of the Week roundup.
First photo: Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol hold their dogs inside their jackets. Credit: Evgeniy Maloletka / Associated Press
Second photo: Musa, a Kurdish marksman, looks at the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane. Credit: Bulent Kilic / AFP/Getty Images
Third photo: A man wearing a costume representing a bear parades through Krasnoilsk, Ukraine, during celebrations of the winter Malanka festival. Credit: Roman Pilipey / European Pressphoto Agency
Fourth photo: Palestinian children play next to buildings in Gaza City’s al-Shejaiya neighborhood that were destroyed during last year’s 50-day war. Credit: Mohammed Abed / AFP/Getty Images
Fifth photo: Nigerian refugees prepare food at a United Nations High Commission for Refugees camp in Baga Sola. They arrived at the camp after an attack by Boko Haram militants. Credit: Sia Kambou / AFP/Getty Images