First Captain of West Point's Corps of Cadets presents Former U.S. President George W. Bush with a Cadets' Sword as he is honored with the Sylvanus Thayer Award at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, U.S., October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 19: A man wearing a shirt with swastikas on it is punched by an unidentified member of the crowd near the site of a planned speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who popularized the term 'alt-right', at the University of Florida campus on October 19, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. A state of emergency was declared on Monday by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to allow for increased law enforcement due to fears of violence. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
A baby orangutan looks on at the Singapore Zoo October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 17: A bee flies near U.S. President Donald Trump's face as he reads his opening remarks during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the Rose Garden at the White House October 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. A left-wing socialist, Tsipras was critical of Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. But with tension high between the U.S. and Turkey, Trump and Tsipras are looking for renewed ties as they discuss defense, economic issues, energy security and cultural ties, according to the White House. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A firefighter is seen near flames from a forest fire in Cabanoes, near Lousa, Portugal, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin attends the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
KARO, INDONESIA, OCTOBER 19, 2017: Milky way as background of Sinabung volcano during pyroclastic lava flowing from the crater in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on October 19, 2017.
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Canada?s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sheds tears as he speaks with media about the terminal brain cancer death of Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 18, 2017. Adam Scotti/Prime Minister's Office/Handout via REUTERS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY. MANDATORY CREDIT
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Judiciary oversight hearing on the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Megan Sanders and her son John, 4, react to wind as Marine One helicopter with U.S. President Donald Trump on board departs from the White House in Washington, U.S., en route Greer, South Carolina, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A still unnamed four-days-old Rohingya refugee baby who crossed the border from Myanmar a day before, waits with his mother to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Forensic experts walk in a field after a powerful bomb blew up a car (Foreground) and killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Waves crash over the lighthouse as storm Ophelia passes Porthcawl, Wales, Britain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speaks during an interview with Mariella Frostrup at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in Cheltenham, Britain October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SIDMOUTH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: A beach walker poses for a photograph besides Jellyfish that have been washed up on Sidmouth beach by yesterday's ex-hurricane Ophelia in Sidmouth on October 17, 2017 in Devon, England. People have been warned to take extra care close to the coastline today after reports of deadly Portugese man o'war being washed inland by ex-hurricane Ophelia. The so called 'Floating Terror', which is in fact not a jellyfish but a floating colony, has long tentacles that can cause a painful sting and be fatal in extremely rare cases. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
SANTA ROSA, CA -OCTOBER 14: Flames rise behind Ledson Winery on October 14, 2017 in Kenwood, near Santa Rosa, California. At least 40 people are confirmed dead with hundreds still missing. Officials expect the death toll to rise, and now estimate that 5,700 structures have been destroyed. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
People collect mountain spring water, after Hurricane Maria hit the island, in Corozal, Puerto Rico October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Former US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ralph Northam (unseen) in Richmond, Virginia October 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II inspects The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery during the The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery 70th parade in Hyde Park in London, Britain, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring installed on a road organised by local residents as part of Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrations in Kolkata, India, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mykh, a 1.5-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo's programme of taming wild animals for research, education and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Somali government forces and civilians gather at the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his side in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
John Kelly, White House chief of staff, pauses while speaking during a White House briefing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump expressed his condolences in the best way he could, Kelly said, adding he was 'stunned' and 'brokenhearted' at Democratic Representative Frederica Wilson's criticism of the call between Trump and a killed military servicemembers family. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Olivia, a 25-day-old spider monkey which apparently fell a couple of metres and whose mother wouldn't let anyone near when she was found unconscious about a week ago, receives assistance at the clinic of Cali's zoo, in Colombia, on October 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Luis ROBAYO (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)
FORT BRAGG, NC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Bowdrie 'Bowe' Bergdahl, 29 of Hailey, Idaho, leaves the Ft. Bragg military courthouse for a lunch recess after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy on October 16, 2017 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Bergdahl could face life in prison stemming from his decision to leave his outpost in 2009, which landed him five years in Taliban captivity. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
A woman photograhs buildings in Canary Wharf as the sky turns red as dust from the Sahara carried by storm Ophelia filters sunlight over London, Britain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs
Rescuers pull the wreckage of a cargo plane out of sea after it crashed near the international airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Ange Aboa
Visitors swim in the waters along a sandbar on the south side of Tangier Island, Virginia, U.S., August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif SEARCH "LATIF VIRGINIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
Wildfires burn along the Twelve Apostles area of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Workers from the Advanced Granite Solutions company where the shooting incident occured console each other as they sit across the street from the Emmorton Business Park Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, 2017 in in Edgewood, Md. (Matt Button/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
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Fallout from the October 4th ambush of U.S. service members in Niger made big headlines this week. On Monday, President Trump was questioned by journalists on why he hadn't responded to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers. On Tuesday, the comments he reportedly made during a phone call with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in the attack, raised concerns. White House chief of staff John Kelly would later give an emotional response on Trump's behalf, while Sen. John McCain argued that the Trump administration wasn't being forthcoming about the attack.
Later in the week, a multi-state shooting rampage left three people dead and three others critically wounded. Radee Labeeb Prince is accused of fatally shooting three co-workers in Maryland before taking off to Delaware. The massive manhunt ended when the 37-year-old was taken into custody in Delaware.
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.