PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges the crowd as she arrives on stage during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
A boy rides on his father's shoulders through a field of sunflowers during a three-day sunflower festival in the town of Nogi, Tochigi prefecture, some 70 kms north of Tokyo on July 23, 2016.
Some 200,000 sunflowers are displayed during the summer festival. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
David Fairman Jackson and Nikki Lynch Escobar hold one another during a prayer vigil outside of the Club Blu after a shooting attack at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Tilley TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME - JULY 26: People and birds walk along the beach in Old Orchard Beach as the sun begins to burn off an early morning fog on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The fog eventually cleared, revealing a perfect beach day of sun and temperatures in the 80s. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Two women walk under and umbrella during a heavy rainfall on Mother Teresa square in Pristina on July 25, 2016. / AFP / ARMEND NIMANI (Photo credit should read ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
PLAYA DE COLÃ³N, SANTIAGO DE LA RIBERA, MURCIA, SPAIN - 2016/07/24: The Patrulla Aguila draws a snail in the air. The 'Patrulla Aguila', Eagle Patrol, aerobatic demonstration team of the Spanish Air Force, displaying an air performance in Santiago de la Ribera. (Photo by Mario Gonzalez/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LOHMEN, SAXONY, GERMANY - 2016/07/23: A Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica) is collecting nectar at a common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) blossom. (Photo by Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Flames are reflected in a backyard swimming pool at the Sand Fire on July 23 2016 near Santa Clarita, California.
Fueled by temperatures reaching about 108 degrees fahrenheit, the wildfire began yesterday has grown to 11,000 acres. / AFP / DAVID MCNEW (Photo credit should read DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JULY 23: A seagull flies past as the RAF Red Arrows performs for spectators during the 28th Sunderland International Air show on July 23, 2016 in Sunderland, England. Held over three days on and above the seafronts at Roker and Seaburn on the north east coast of England the show is the largest free air show in Europe and brings together an impressive display of aircraft from across the world to entertain the thousands of visitors who attend the annual event. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
QINGDAO, CHINA - JULY 22: An aerial view of the shoreline covered by a thick layer of green algae on July 22, 2016 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China. (Photo by VCG)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A charred slope smolders after the Soberanes Fire burned through the area in the mountains above Carmel Highlands, California, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Fiala TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A priest waits for faithful in a confessional before a mass led by Pope Francis in Krakow, Poland July 28, 2016. Agencja Gazeta/Lukasz Krajewski/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. POLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN POLAND. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A fire fighter is sprayed with retardant as a helicopter makes a drop as emergency workers continue to battle the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California, United States, July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Gene Blevins. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A supporter of former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wears tape across her mouth in protest on the floor at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man takes a picture before Pope Francis' arrival at a welcoming ceremony at Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow, Poland July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Law enforcement officers seen in a reflection gather in front of the Living Faith Christian Center before funeral services begin for Baton Rouge Police Department officer Montrell Jackson in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 25, 2016. Picture rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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It's been quite the political week here in the United States, with the Democratic National Convention wrapping up Thursday night. While Hillary Clinton accepted the party's nomination for President, protesters made their voices heard around the arena and Republican candidate Donald Trump continued to campaign.
Elsewhere around the country and in the world, Pope Francis visited Poland, severe weather hit from California to China, and communities mourned victims of attacks in Florida and Japan.
Click through the slideshow above for 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 days.