Photos of the week: 11/18 - 11/25

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U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L) in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGE OF THE DAY
A fan holds a Cincinnati Bengals helmet, waiting to get it signed by Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz who played for the Bengals, at an NFL-sponsored event promoting physical activity in Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. The NFL's Play 60 campaign pushes children to be active 60 minutes a day to avoid childhood obesity. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
President-elect Donald Trump, left, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shake hands after a meeting at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J., after meeting. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A worker watches as he sits on a pillar at a construction site in Beijing on November 23,2016. Chinese exports sank for a seventh consecutive month in October, data showed on November 8, as weak global demand dealt a blow to the world's number two economy following recent signs of stability. / AFP / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
A performer carries balloons across Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A wildfire rages in Haifa, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. The blaze ripped through parts of Israel's third-largest city, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes and prompting a rare call-up of hundreds of military reservists to join overstretched police and firefighters. Spreading quickly due to dry, windy weather, the fire quickly spread through Haifa's northern neighborhoods. While there were no serious injuries, several dozen people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
A bride looks up from behind her veil during a mass marriage ceremony organized for 22 Muslim couples in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Boys are silhouetted against the setting sun as they ride bicycles on the outskirts of Agartala, India, November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Residents watch flames engulf a market in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, late Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. After general elections ended Sunday night, a major fire ripped through the central market in the hillside district above the capital. The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT: Iraqi Omar Ali, grieves as he holds his dead daughter Amira, 15 months, who killed by an ISIS mortar shell at al-Tahrir neighborhood, at a field hospital set up by the Iraqi special forces medical unit, at al-Samah front line neighborhood, in Mosul city, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
A firefighter sprays water around a house in Nataf as wildfire burns on the hills and mountains around it, outside Jerusalem November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Awad TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A police officer drives a police truck with its windshield smashed during a protest by supporters of presidential candidate Maryse Narcisse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Supporters of the Lavalas Family candidate marched either claiming victory for Narcisse or claiming electoral fraud that would keep her from office. Election results are expected no earlier than Sunday, No. 27. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
A man reacts at the site of a suicide truck bomb attack, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla south of Baghdad, Iraq, November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man walks in the snow on a street in Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents have woken up to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. An unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to Japan's capital on Thursday. Above-freezing temperatures kept the snow from sticking, but forecasters said there could be an accumulation of up to 2 centimeters (1 inch). The last time it snowed in central Tokyo in November was in 1962. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
U.S. President Barack Obama reacts after pardoning the National Thanksgiving turkey during the 69th annual presentation of the turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S. November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Julie Hambleton, sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim Maxine Hambleton, pauses for thought in the rain as she attends a memorial service and vigil at Birmingham Cathedral to mark 42 years since the Birmingham pub bombings on November 21, 2016 in Birmingham, England. On the night of 21 November 1974 the IRA detonated two bombs in Birmingham. Twenty-one people were killed and 182 were injured at the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town pubs. Earlier this year Cornoner Louise Hunt announced that their will be fresh inquests into the deaths after years of campaigning by relatives and supporters. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Police search the area where a police officer who works for Wayne State University was shot in the head while on duty near the campus Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Detroit. Authorities said they have a "person of interest" in custody in the investigation into the shooting of the police officer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Tents burn at the Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, early Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Police say two people have died on the Greek island of Lesbos and two others were seriously injured after a fire raged through a refugee camp used for migrants facing deportation back to Turkey. (AP Photo)
Oilfields burned by Islamic State fighters are seen in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
President Barack Obama boards Air Force One during a refueling stop at Lajes Field, Azores on the island of Terceira, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Obama left Europe and is heading to South America to attend the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, taking place in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

After a busy Thanksgiving holiday, take some time to look back at the past week's biggest stories through photos.

Stateside, President-elect Donald Trump continued having meetings to determine the members of his cabinet, while President Barack Obama handed out his final Medals of Freedom and pardoned his last Thanksgiving turkey.

The fight against the Islamic State continues overseas in Iraq and beyond, with fatal attacks occurring outside of Baghdad and Mosul. Fires also burned in Greece, Israel and Haiti, and severe weather hit Japan and the United Kingdom.

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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