A week-old baby gorilla is seen with its mother N'Yaounda at the Budapest Zoo in Hungary on Thursday. The newborn gorilla is the first offspring for its mother. Attila Kovacs/MTI/AP
Republican senatorial candidate Scott Brown (3rd l.) speaks to campaign staffers as a supporter Chad Brower of Brimfield, Mass., feed his son Sean at the Omni Parker House in Boston, Mass., on Thursday. Brown held a press conference where he accepted the support of a group of veterans ahead of the special election to be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, to fill the senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. Josh Reynolds/AP
South Korean army soldiers aim a weapon on the top of a mountain during their winter season military drill in Yanggu on Thursday. North Korea proposed on Thursday to hold talks with South Korea on resuming tours to enclaves inside its territory, which was a lucrative enterprise before a deadly shooting incident put the business on hold. Lee Sang-Hak/Reuters
A Syrian girl looks at fish on display in a bowl in Damascus, Syria, on Thursday. HUssein Malla/AP
Small wooden boats carrying local vendors and tourists maneuver through the Damnoen Saduak floating market near Bangkok, Thailand, on Jan. 14. Floating markets in Thailand feature the old fashioned way of selling goods on small boats in canals between traditional Thai houses. Damir Sagolj/Rueters
Haitian men who live in Mexico help load humanitarian aid for Haiti at the Mexican Red Cross building in Mexico City on Thursday. Eduardo Verdugo/AP
UN member Tarmo Joveer (c.) from Estonia celebrates on Thursday after being rescued from the destroyed UN headquarters building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The UN said at least 16 people at its peacekeeping mission in Haiti died in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake which hit the Caribbean island on Tuesday. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
Earthquake survivors walk through the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince on Thursday amid collapsed buildings and wreckage. Julie Jacobson/AP
Over 100 manatees float close together in warmer waters at Blue Spring State Park in Orange, City, Fla., on Thursday. Blue Spring Park specialist Wayne C. Hartley, says he counted 217 manatees for a two-day statewide survey. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/AP
Wisconsin Army National Guard member Spc. Jeremy Smith is greeted by his mother and girlfriend at Volk Field in Camp Douglas, Wis. Smith was among approximately 500 troops that were welcomed home following a nine-month tour of duty in Iraq. John Hart/Watertown Daily Times/AP
An Afghan boy stands near a public water pump in Kabul on Jan. 13. Nearly halfway through the Afghan winter, unusually warm and dry weather is raising fears of a drought in the region that could cause food shortages, undermine efforts to slash poppy growing, and worsen security problems, according to Reuters. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
A Palestinian man lifts weights at a club in Gaza City on Thursday. Mohammed Salem/Reuters
Algerian Karim Matmour (l.) leaps over Mali's Mohamed Sissoko during their African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match in Luana, Angola, on Thursday. Rebecca Blackwell/AP
A Buddhist monk performs a masked dance during the Mahakala Puja, an important religious ritual, at a monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, on Thursday. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
For more than two years he put generals in charge of everything from food distribution to new oil and mining projects, but the increasingly embattled Maduro seems aware that the military could one day engineer his downfall.
When Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reshuffled duties in his deeply embattled government earlier this week, it wasn’t the changes at the top of the transport and fishing ministries that caused a buzz.