The past week in news has been dominated largely by devastating events. Wildfires have taken a destructive toll on the resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, killing 11 so far, and a tragic plane crash in the mountains of Colombia took the lives of 71 people on board, including many players from a Brazilian soccer team.
There were mixed feelings around the world in response to the death of Fidel Castro last Friday, while Cuba went into a mourning period for several days.
In politics, President-elect Donald Trump began his victory tour around the United States and continued to select the members of his administration.
Click through the slideshow above for photos from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming seven days.