Photos of the week: 1/6 - 1/13

Headlines over the past week have been dominated by politics, as President and First Lady Obama both delivered emotional farewell speeches, and President-elect Trump held his first press conference since winning the election in November.

Severe weather struck around the world, from flooding in California to freezing temperatures around Europe -- and uncomfortably high temperatures in Australia.

Take a look through the gallery above for photos from all of these stories and much more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming seven days.

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