A Haitian refugee sticks his head out of the window from a tent set up from Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TYVA REPUBLIC, RUSSIA - AUGUST 5, 2017: Russia's President Vladimir Putin on vacation. Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei Nikolsky\TASS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 04: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses during an event at the Justice Department August 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions held the event to discuss 'leaks of classified material threatening national security.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
An airplane of German airline Lufthansa flies past the almost full moon as it prepares to land at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on August 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Frank Rumpenhorst / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read FRANK RUMPENHORST/AFP/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED, CHINA - AUGUST 07: Destroyer Taizhou fires missile during a drill on August 7, 2017 in China. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy held a live-fire drill at some areas in Yellow Sea (aka Huangai Sea) and Bohai Sea on Monday. (Photo by Pu Haiyang/VCG via Getty Images)
BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Hot air balloons take to the skies as they participate in the mass assent at sunrise on the second day of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on August 11, 2017 in Bristol, England. More than 130 balloons have gathered for the four day event, now in its 39th year and now one of Europe's largest annual hot air balloon events, being hosted in the city that is seen by many as the home of modern ballooning. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
TAIZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 06: Farmers collect water caltrop nuts, Trapa natans, on Qiuxue Lake on August 6, 2017 in Taizhou, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
A boy enjoy the waves during sunset on an embankment in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TOPSHOT - A picture taken late on August 9, 2017 shows flames and smoke rising from a forest in fire near Sarande in the Muzina mountain region, southern Albania.
Forest fires have spread all over Albania, often in hardly accessible and remote areas, as the country has been engulfed by an unusual heat wave. / AFP PHOTO / Gent SHKULLAKU (Photo credit should read GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)
CRIMEA, RUSSIA - AUGUST 5, 2017: A flyboard rider at the 2017 Extreme Crimea festival of extreme sports in the village of Olenevka, Crimea. Alexei Pavlishak/TASS (Photo by Alexei Pavlishak\TASS via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A firefighter tackles a wildfire close to the village of Pucarica in Abrantes on August 10, 2017.
Nearly 3,000 firefighters battled 80 wildfires raging across Portugal civil protection officials said, as the return of scorching heat put an end to the respite after a spate of blazes. Some 650 firefighters backed by nine water-dropping aircraft and over 200 vehicles were at the scene of the biggest blaze in a forest near the central town of Abrantes. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: A man holds a Pride flag during the annual Brighton Pride Parade And Festival on August 5, 2017 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 8: Visitors and tourists ride a ferry toward Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty, August 8, 2017 in New York City. Immigration continues to be a hotly debated topic in the United States during the Trump administration. During a press briefing last week, Stephen Miller, President Donald Trump's senior policy advisor, discussed President Trump's support for a 'merit-based' immigration system. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 04: Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli smiles while speaking to the media in front of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York with members of his legal team after the jury issued a verdict, August 4, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Shkreli was found guilty on three of the eight counts involving securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 4: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters on August 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump visited FEMA headquarters to receive a briefing on the hurricane season. (Photo by Michael Reynolds - Pool/Getty Images)
Two-year-old Evanston, whose family stated they are from Haiti, watches as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer pats down his mother after they crossed the US-Canada border from Champlain, New York into Lacolle, Canada August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 8: A view of the Statue of Liberty, August 8, 2017 in New York City. Immigration continues to be a hotly debated topic in the United States during the Trump administration. During a press briefing last week, Stephen Miller, President Donald Trump's senior policy advisor, discussed President Trump's support for a 'merit-based' immigration system. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A T-72 tank's barrel is seen while driven through the course of the Tank Biathlon competition, part of the International Army Games 2017, at a range in the settlement of Alabino outside Moscow, Russia, August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People walk in front of a monitor showing news of North Korea's fresh threat in Tokyo, Japan, August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey U.S. August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A one-week-old baby bonobo clings to its mother at Planckendael zoo in Mechelen, Belgium August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
French President Emmanuel Macron (C), flanked by his wife Brigitte Macron (R), holds a baby as he visits the Robert-Debre pediatric hospital in Paris, France, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Lopez/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga set up flaming tyre barricade in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump, with his grandchildren Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, arrives aboard Air Force One for a summer vacation at his Bedminster estate, at Morristown Airport in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S. August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Iranian soldiers attend the swearing-in ceremony for Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for a further term, at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, August 5, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The rising moon is seen during a partial lunar eclipse between buildings in Malaga, southern Spain August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Nazca TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Several notable news stories dominated the headlines over the past week.
In several regions around the world, attempts were made to control wildfires as the 2017 fire season gets off to a worse-than-average start.
Tensions continued to rise between the United States and North Korea, as President Donald Trump promised to meet the Asian nation with "fire and fury" should it continue to threaten the U.S.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a much more relaxing few days, judging from the photos released of his lake vacation.
Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend to see our selection of the best photography from the coming seven days.