Photos of the week: 12/2 - 12/9

Photos of the week: 12/2 - 12/9

This week, President-elect Trump continued his "victory tour" around the United States, while recounts in several states were ordered (and some canceled) and supporters continued to turn out in response to the heated gubernatorial race in North Carolina.

We also saw devastating news from around the world as a devastating fire took dozens of lives in Oakland, California, and a plane crash in Pakistan killed all people on board.

Not all was tragic, however -- winter holiday celebrations are beginning, and gorgeous fall weather around the world also provided us with beautiful scenery.

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 days.

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