Photos of the week: 11/11 - 11/18

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 17: Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT), speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill, November 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. The groups National Nurses United and Progressive Democrats of America held the 'People's Rally' to 'demand economic and social justice and equality'. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - People take photos as an Ariane 5 space rocket with a payload of four Galileo satellites lifts off from ESA's European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on November 17, 2016. Ariane 5 successfully launched on November 17 four satellites which will be part of the Galileo global satellite navigation system. / AFP / jody amiet (Photo credit should read JODY AMIET/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama is pictured during a news conference held with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not in the picture) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on November 17, 2016. President Obama is on his final visit to Europe as President and will stay in Berlin till tomorrow, where a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Fracois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is planned in the morning. (Photo by Emmanuele Contini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - The Latvian Baltic Bees team flies six L-39 Albatross jets during an airshow in Iran's southern resort island of Kish on November 16, 2016. / AFP / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Three Palestinian women sit on a beachfront as a wave comes rushing by in Gaza City on November 17, 2016. / AFP / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - An owl flies over the stadium during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match between Honduras and Trinidad & Tobago, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on November 15, 2016. / AFP / GERARDO MAZARIEGOS (Photo credit should read GERARDO MAZARIEGOS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Members of the public wear riendeer antlers as the Covent Garden Christmas lights are switched on by The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera Chorus at Covent Garden Piazza on November 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A 'supermoon' rises next to Marseille, on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest 'supermoon' to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as 'an extra-supermoon'. / AFP / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - NOVEMBER 15: (SOUTH AFRICA AND POLAND OUT) Activists dressed as foxes participate in the demonstration for the day without fur on November 15, 2016 in front of Sejm in Warsaw, Poland. During the demonstration, signatures were collected under the petition to create awareness for animals being killed for fur.(Photo by Darek Majewski/Gallo Images Poland/Getty Images)
The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-03 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. The Russian rocket carries French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
A police officer looks up at Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A protester jumps to avoid tear gas as another one prepares to throw a firebomb during a protest against the visit of US President Barack Obama in Athens, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Greek police say about 3,000 anarchists, leftwing group supporters and students marched through central Athens, to protest President Barack Obama's visit. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
A worker prepares for final touches on rubber masks depicting President-elect Donald Trump at the Ogawa Studio in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Ogawa Studio, the only manufacturer of rubber masks in Japan, is working non-stop to catch up with a flood of orders for Trump masks since his election victory one week ago. The masks cost 2,400 yen or US$ 22.40 dollars each and are on sale at local toy shops, retail stores as well as through the internet shopping sites. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A cat walks past a Soyuz space ship installed at a museum, at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The start of the new Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled on early Friday, Nov. 18 local time. The Russian rocket will carry French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and U.S. astronaut Peggy Annette Whitson. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
A pile of 5,250 illegal weapons are burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi, in Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The weapons consisted of both confiscated and surrendered firearms that had been stockpiled over almost a decade and were destroyed by police as a message to the public to surrender others. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A man walks out of a leaf lined forest as it rains in Frankfurt, Germany, on a dark and grey Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
The moon is slightly covered with clouds as it rises over the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Pope Francis delivers a blessing during a Jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Relatives and friends watch a rescue operation for miners who were trapped at a copper mine after it was hit by a landslide near the southeastern city of Siirt, Turkey November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children's Defense Fund in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A young girl adds a message written on a post-it note to a display that was started in reaction to the election of President-elect Donald Trump in New York, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A golden pheasant is seen at Hangzhou Safari Park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, November 13, 2016. According to local media, the pheasant gains popularity as its golden feathers resemble the hairstyle of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Picture taken November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The rising supermoon is seen over the slum of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko (L) and leader of Radical Party Oleh Lyashko scuffle during a meeting of parliament faction leaders in Kiev, Ukraine, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A full moon is seen through Christmas tree illuminations in Sapporo, northern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo November 14, 2016. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS
ATHENS, GREECE - NOVEMBER 16: U.S. President Barack Obama leaves the stage after his speech at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on November 16, 2016 in Athens, Greece. President Barack Obama arrived in Greece Tuesday morning on the first stop of his final foreign tour as president, the first visit to Greece. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
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In our first full week since the US presidential election, much of the news was still focused on politics. New York's Trump Tower became a hotspot for both protesters and fans, while Hillary Clinton made her first speech since her concession and President Obama began a farewell tour around Europe.

Early this week, many around the world also got to experience a rare and beautiful 'supermoon' as the largest full moon in nearly seven decades lit up the night sky.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming seven days.

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