FORESTVILLE, CA - JANUARY 11: A portable toilet sits submerged in floodwaters at a vineyard on January 11, 2017 in Forestville, California. A new round of storms are bringing heavy rains and flooding to Northern California just days after rain and snow storms pounded the region bringing much needed water to drought stricken California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
VAN, TURKEY - JANUARY 11: A water tank which exploded after the pipes on the feeder froze due to the cold weather is seen in the Sarikoy neighborhood of Ozalp district in Van, eastern Turkey on January 11, 2017. (Photo by Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A so-called wolf moon rises over Glastonbury Tor on January 11, 2017 in Somerset, England. In some parts of the world, the January full moon is nicknamed the wolf moon, which dates back to the days when native American tribes gave names to each month's full moon to help keep track of the seasons. The full moon was visible ahead of a forecast for wind and snow hitting parts of the UK tomorrow. . (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: Supporters wave at U.S. President Barack Obama after his farewell speech at McCormick Place on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama addressed the nation in what is expected to be his last trip outside Washington as president. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president on January 20. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump argues with a reporter during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets attendees at the Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU) of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in north London on January 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/ Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A man swims in the frozen water of the Trocadero fountain in front Eiffel Tower, on January 6, 2017 in Paris. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Ice bear 'Sprinter' shakes in his enclosure at the zoo Hanover, northern Germany, on January 6, 2017.
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: A homeless man begs for small change on the streets of Manchester on January 13, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Many homeless people are spending the night on the streets in freezing temperatures as the Met Office continues to issue weather warnings across the country. Despite work by charities to help the homeless. Official figures record that there were 1,850 people sleeping rough in the whole of England in 1998, in a 2015 survey the figure has jumped to 8,096 sleeping on the streets in London alone (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 10: Colourful dawn covers sky in the morning on January 10, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
ZHENGZHOU, CHINA - JANUARY 09: Passengers walk in the smog at Zhengzhou East Railway Station on January 9, 2017 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. The Central Meteorological Observatory issued a yellow alert of smog in Zhengzhou on Sunday night. The visibility downs to below 50 meters at parts of Zhengzhou city on Monday morning. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Devotees join the annual procession with the religious icon of the Black Nazarene in Manila on January 9, 2017.
Barefoot men and women in search of miracles hurled themselves above huge crowds to touch a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ as one of the world's largest Catholic festivals got under way. / AFP / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - People play in the snow at Taksim square during snowfall in Istanbul on January 7, 2017.
A heavy snowstorm paralysed life in Istanbul with hundreds of flights cancelled and the Bosphorus closed to shipping traffic. The snowstorm dumped almost 40 centimetres (16 inches) of snow in parts of the Turkish metropolis overnight, causing havoc on roads as travellers sought to leave the city for the weekend getaway. / AFP / YASIN AKGUL (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), reacts during the counting of the electoral votes from the 2016 presidential election, during a joint session of Congress, on January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. It was confirmed that President-elect Donald Trump won the election with 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 227. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: Members of CodePink stage a protest as they wait in-line to enter the confirmation hearing of Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, before Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 11, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Tillerson is expected to face tough questions regarding his ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JANUARY 06: People take cover outside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Officials are reporting that five people were killed and 8 wounded in an attack by a single gunman. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0600 -- Pictured: First Lady Michelle Obama surprises a guest during the 'Thank You First Lady Michelle Obama' segment on January 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BELGRADE, SERBIA - JANUARY 11: A migrant poses for a picture inside a derelict customs warehouse on January 11, 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia. It is estimated that around 1, 000 migrants are sleeping rough in Serbia, enduring temperatures as low as 20 degrees celcius. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - JANUARY 11: Pope Francis waves to pilgrims and faithful gathered at the Paul VI Hall during the weekly audience on January 11, 2017 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff continued his series of catecheses on Christian hope at his Wednesday General Audience, in which he contrasted authentic hope, born of trust in God's word, with the temptation of false hope in idols, like money, power, or physical beauty. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JANUARY 12, 2017: The ceiling of St Isaac's Cathedral. Alexander Demianchuk/TASS (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk\TASS via Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) looks at his watch as he reacts to Vice President Joe Biden speech in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JANUARY 06: First responders secure the area outside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Officials are reporting that five people were killed and eight wounded in an attack by a single gunman. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Protesters dressed as Klansmen disrupt the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Attorney General-nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man and his dog stop to look at a mural depicting Princess Leia from the film Star Wars played by Carrie Fisher in Belfast, Northern Ireland January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A child tries to kiss Civa Sumac, a White Bengal Tiger, winner of the 'La Garra de Oro' (The Golden Claw) contest at the Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during a ceremony honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year in the East Room of the White House January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. These were the last public remarks by the first lady during her husband Barack Obama's presidency. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11: Thousands of locals and visitors to Sydney descend on iconic Bondi Beach to cool down in the water on January 11, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. High temperatures combined with rising humidity have made for an uncomfortable day in Sydney, with temperatures hitting 40 degrees Celsius in some parts. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
BELGRADE, SERBIA - JANUARY 08: Migrants warm themselves by the fire inside a derelict customs warehouse on January 8, 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia. Today temperatures dropped to as low as -11. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) listens to testimony by Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be U.S. secretary of state in Washington, U.S. January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Aides of Vice President-elect Mike Pence carry a cage with a rabbit as Pence and his family arrive on Air Force Two at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Snow begins to fall in front of wind turbines near the village of Jaywick in Britain January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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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.