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 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)
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
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 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
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)
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
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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.