ALREWAS, STAFFORDSHIRE - NOVEMBER 11: A woman views the names of fallen soldiers during the annual Armistice Day Service at the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on November 11, 2015 in Alrewas, United Kingdom. People across the UK and the world gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died during conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance ceremonies marking Armistice Day on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. From today the Armed Forces Memorial will be closed for one year whilst improvement work is carried out. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 09: An Air Force Honor Guard casket team moves Maureen O'Hara, also known as Maureen FitzSimons Blair, into place before she is buried next to her husband, Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Blair Jr., at Arlington National Cemetery November 9, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. An actress and singer who was known as the Queen of Technicolor and starred in movies including 'How Green Was My Valley,' ''Miracle on 34th Street' and 'The Quiet Man,' O'Hara died October 24 at the age of 95. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights illuminate the night sky on November 12, 2015 near the town of Kirkenes in northern Norway. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Dressed up woman share a bench with a man during the start of the carnival season in Cologne, western Germany, on November 11, 2015. Several thousand carnival fools shouting 'Alaaf' and 'Helau' stormed the cities of the Rhine region, which are the major strongholds of the German carnival. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MAJA HITIJ+++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MAJA HITIJ,MAJA HITIJ/AFP/Getty Images)
ZHENGZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: (CHINA OUT) Students perform callisthenics in the fog during the opening ceremony of the Teenagers in Henan Shaolin Soccer Training Base in Dengfeng, November 10, 2015 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. Shaolin Temple Tagou Martial Arts School in Dengfeng opened soccer training classes for teenagers on Tuesday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
A fireman rescues in Paracatu de Baixo, Minas Gerais, Brazil on November 9, 2015 a dog that was trapped in the mud that swept through the Village of Bento Rodrigues on Thursday killing at least one person and leaving other 26 missing. The tragedy occurred Thursday when waste reservoirs at the partly Australian-owned Samarco iron ore mine burst open, unleashing a sea of muck that flattened the nearby village of Bento Rodrigues. AFP PHOTO / Douglas MAGNO (Photo credit should read Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Gavin Kinney (9) holds up a sign thanking veterans at the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015 in New York City. Known as 'America's Parade' it features over 20,000 participants, including veterans of numerous eras, military units, businesses and high school bands and civic and youth groups. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
HARBIN, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: (CHINA OUT) A woman takes selfies in the dense smog on November 10, 2015 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province of China. Heavy air pollution occurred after the coal-burning heating systems were put into use in the cities of Northeast China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
DAMASCUS, SYRIA - NOVEMBER 08: Syrian opposition forces attack with missiles to Malikiye neighborhood, in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria on November 08, 2015. (Photo by Ammar el Bushy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Earlier this week, we watched as Veterans Day was commemorated countrywide, with moments of silence and marches occurring in major cities as well as on smaller scales. We also saw the devastation caused by two burst dams in Brazil, President Obama awarding just the tenth Medal of Honor, and violence from ongoing conflicts in both Syria and Gaza.
Click through the slideshow above for the best 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 next seven days.