Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Shutterstock photographers this week, including New Year’s celebrations around the world, President Obama’s emotional speech on gun control, and the start of awards season in entertainment.
The Mayor of London’s New Year firework display takes place in Westminster, London, Britain, Jan. 1, 2016. Photo by Tolga Akmen/LNP/REX Shutterstock.
The world rings in the new year! These magnificent New Year’s Eve fireworks were captured from 2500 feet above the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia, Jan. 1, 2016. Photo by James D. Morgan/REX Shutterstock.
Rooney Mara gets photobombed by ‘Carol’ co-star Cate Blanchett at The Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala, Palm Springs, CA, Jan. 2, 2016. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX Shutterstock.
Dr. Bennet Omalu presented Will Smith with Variety’s Creative Impact Award for his role in ‘Concussion’, Palm Springs, CA, Jan. 3, 2016. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX Shutterstock.
Andy Murray (United Kingdon) wins his opening match against Kenny De Schepper (France) during day two of the 2016 Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia, Jan. 4, 2016. Photo by BPI/REX Shutterstock.
Kristen Stewart backstage at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. The actress took home ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in the film ‘Clouds of Sils Maria,’ New York, NY, Jan. 4, 2016. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/REX Shutterstock.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a deeply emotional speech to take executive action against gun violence, Washington D.C., America, Jan. 5, 2016. Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto/REX Shutterstock.
Sylvester Stallone wins Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Creed’ at the National Board of Review Awards Gala, New York, NY, Jan. 5, 2016. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/REX Shutterstock.
Ellen DeGeneres steals the show at the 42nd Annual People’s Choice Awards, breaking the all-time win record with 17 People’s Choice Awards to her name. In true Ellen-spirit, the “Favorite Humanitarian” honoree compared herself to Mother Teresa and Dalai Lama in her hilarious acceptance speech. Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 6, 2016. Photo by Frank Micelotta/REX Shutterstock.
Jane Lynch of ‘Glee’ hosts the 42nd Annual People’s Choice Awards. The evening was full of antics, including this prank on Thomas Lennon, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 6, 2016. Photo by Frank Micelotta/REX Shutterstock.
At the one-year commemorations of the Charlie Hebdo attack, people brought flowers, posters and messages to the Place de la Republique memorial, Paris, France, Jan. 7, 2016. Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto/REX Shutterstock.
Alicia Vikander attends W Magazine and Dom Perignon celebration of the 73rd Annual Golden Globes, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 7, 2016. Photo by David X Prutting/BFA.com/REX Shutterstock.