Smoke and flame rise from the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country during the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 9, 2017.
Russian President Vladimir Putin kisses a Turkmen shepherd dog, locally known as Alabai, presented by Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during a meeting in Sochi, Russia October 11, 2017.
People look on at a section of a road that collapsed and continues to erode days after Hurricane Maria swept through the island on October 7, 2017 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage including most of the electrical, gas and water grid as well as agriculture after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, passed through.
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Residents embrace as they look through their burned home in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Wildfires that tore through northern California's iconic wine-growing regions have prompted evacuations of more than 20,000 people, killed 11 and damaged some of the most valuable vineyards and wineries in the U.S. About 1,500 commercial, residential and industrial structures were burned, and damage assessment teams have started accounting for the destruction.
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Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence stand during the national anthem prior to the start of an NFL football game between the Indiana Colts and the San Francisco 49ers at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., October 8, 2017.
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Civilians who escaped at Raqqa's frontline rest at a mosque in Raqqa, Syria October 12, 2017.
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A woman and child walk away as soldiers in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the First Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade deliver food and water during recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Verde de Comerio, Puerto Rico, October 7, 2017.
Hikers enjoy a warm autumn day near the Lac Bleu near Arolla in the Val d'Herens, Switzerland October 12, 2017.
Maya, a six-month-old female raccoon, plays in a cage at the Roev Ruchey Zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia October 13, 2017.
A Swiss Air Force F/A18 Hornet fighter jet flies past spectators during a flight demonstration of the Swiss Air Force over the Axalp in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland October 12, 2017.
A toy car is left scorched in a neighborhood destroyed by fire near Cardinal Newman High School on October 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California. In one of the worst wildfires in state history, at least 1,500 homes have burned and 11 people have died as more than 14 wildfires continue to spread in eight Northern California counties.
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. President Donald Trump listen to remarks before signing an executive order making it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017.
Tomasa Mozo, 69, a housewife, looks up at the roof as she poses for a portrait inside the ruins of her house after an earthquake in San Jose Platanar, at the epicentre zone, Mexico, September 28, 2017. The house was badly damaged but with the help of her family Mozo rescued some furniture. She lives in another room of her house and hopes to repair the damage as soon as possible. "I'm afraid to go out, I can not sleep," Mozo said.
An H-2A rocket carrying Japan's fourth and final quasi-zenith satellite, the Michibiki No. 4, lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo on October 10, 2017.
17 giant panda cubs, all born this year, meet the public at the Bifengxia Base of the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda on October 13, 2017 in Ya an, China. So far China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda has successfully bred 42 giant pandas this year.
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Members of Nevsehir General Commandership of Gendarmerie Horse and Dog Training Center (JAKEM) are seen on a horse as they ensure security around the historical Cappadocia region, while taking attraction of tourists in Nevsehir, Turkey on October 12, 2017. Since 2003, Gendarmerie Horse and Dog Training Center (JAKEM) has been providing service in the historical touristic place Cappadocia for both ensuring security and awaking horsemanship culture.
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Hundreds of homes in the Coffey Park neighborhood that were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on October 11, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California. At least 21 people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 3,000 homes and businesses in several Northen California counties.
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Louisette Geiss (R) sits with lawyer Gloria Allred as she speaks at a news conference to allege that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 10, 2017.
Western Sydney Solar Team vehicle 'Unlimited 2.0' from Australia races in the Challenger Class between Marla Bore and Coober Pedy on Day 5 of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on October 12, 2017 in Coober Pedy, Australia. Teams from across the globe are competing in the 2017 World Solar Challenge - a 3000 km solar-powered vehicle race between Darwin and Adelaide. The race begins on October 8th with the first car expected to cross the finish line on October 11th.
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Caleb Amisi Luyai an opposition politician of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, reacts after a gas canister fired by policemen hits his car during a protest along a street in Nairobi, Kenya, October 13, 2017.
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The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand October 12, 2017.
A Rohingya refugee man hols his child as he swims to cross Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh, October 9, 2017.
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A Russian emergency service helicopter carries water past billows of smoke as fire fighters battle the blaze in Sindika, a shopping mall selling construction materials, at MKAD Moscow Ring Road on the western outskirts of Moscow.
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Harvesting plants for livestock fodder at the Dary Ordynska vegetable farm in the village of Vagaitsevo, Odrynsky District.
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An American flag hangs from a tree in a neighborhood destroyed by wildfire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 12, 2017.
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The deadliest wildfire event in California history swept across the state's wine country this week, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Windy conditions fanned the flames and quickly engulfed virtually everything in their path. The fires emitted a year’s worth of car pollution in less than a week and drastically decreased air quality, according to NBC News. Fires spread in Southern California as well, making the skies over Disneyland in Anaheim look apocalyptic.
Allegations of sexual abuse and harassment by media mogul Harvey Weinstein also rocked the country this week. A bombshell report by the New York Times accusing Weinstein of "decades of sexual harassment" quickly snowballed into a massive scandal with dozens of women coming forward. Weinstein was terminated as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and many figures, including Hollywood stars and politicians he had donated money to spoke out against him.
Click through the slideshow above to see 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 week.