Carnival on the Grand Canal in Italy 2014 | Pictures

Around the World With the Week's Best Photos

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Although the Winter Olympics may be making a lot of headlines lately, there have been plenty of other must-know happenings across the globe this week. On a solemn note, clashes in Kiev, Ukraine, grew more violent, capturing world leaders' attention as the death toll rose. Meanwhile, Venice saw the start of Carnival, freezing temperatures left Chicago with an icy shoreline, and the British royal family made a few appearances. Take a look at some of the week's can't-miss snaps from around the world!