Mudflow and damage from mudslides are pictured in this aerial photo taken from a Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit Fire Copter over Montecito, California January 10, 2018. Matt Udkow/Santa Barbara County FD/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with White House Physician Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson, following his annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, January 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
BATH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: A fox walks through a cemetery at dusk on January 10, 2018 in Bath, England. Although the number of foxes in the UK is actually on the decline, according to a recent study the number of urban foxes in England has quadrupled in the past 20 years with an estimated 150,000 foxes in England, or about one for every 300 urban residents. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Students walk towards their school on a foggy winter morning on the outskirts of Agartala, India, January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Emergency personnel carry a woman rescued from a collapsed house after a mudslide in Montecito, California, U.S. January 9, 2018.
(Kenneth Song/Santa Barbara News-Press via REUTERS)
DENIZLI, TURKEY - JANUARY 6: A tourist swimming in the Cleopatra's Pool in the ruins of ancient city of Hierapolis at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale in Denizli, Turkey on January 6, 2017. (Photo by Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A man carries his harvest from his vegetable field, as Mount Sinabung spews thick smoke, in Karo, North Sumatra on January 6, 2018.
Mount Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years, after another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since. / AFP PHOTO / IVAN DAMANIK (Photo credit should read IVAN DAMANIK/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker stack bricks on his head at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Members of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force 1st Airborne Brigade dive in an annual new year military exercise at Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, east of Tokyo, Japan January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Khansa, the Singapore Zoo's 46th orangutan baby, clings to its mother Anita during a media tour to showcase newborn animals at the Singapore Zoo January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Family members inspect the inside of a home covered in mud following the mudslides in Montecito, California, U.S., in this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, January 10, 2018. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The St. Lambertus church in the village of Immerath is demolished for the expansion of the nearby opencast brown coal mine of German power supplier RWE, in Immerath, Germany January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
A man participates in a Christmas tree throwing competition, in the County Clare town of Ennis, Ireland January 7, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Mahmoud al-Bash, holds the body of his two-year-old son, Emir al-Bash at a medical center in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria January 8, 2018. Picture taken January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh TEMPLATE OUT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 7: A firefighter walks past a house on Allston Street in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston that caught fire the previous night on Jan. 7, 2018. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - This picture taken on January 6, 2018 shows macaque monkeys looking at a man's camera during snowfall at Wulongkou Nature Reserve in Jiyuan in China's central Henan province. / AFP PHOTO / - / China OUT (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
A man carries a wounded child, as he walks on debris of damaged buildings, after an airstrike in the Saqba area, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Rohingya refugee children play inside Balukhali camp, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A Palestinian man pets a horse in the living room of horse trader Fares Salem in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of A-tur, November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad SEARCH "AWAD HORSES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
A baby receives the sacraments during the Orthodox Christmas mass at the St. Clement Cathedral in Skopje, Macedonia, January 7, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An aerial view shows a car driving along a forest road during sunset, with the air temperature at about minus 27 degrees Celsius (minus 16.6 degrees Fahrenheit), in the Siberian Taiga area outside the village of Balakhta, in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia January 5, 2018. Picture taken January 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: A model of US President Donald Trump from the Madame Tussaud's waxwork attraction stands outside the new US embassy on January 12, 2018 in London, England. President Trump has tweeted that he will not go ahead with his planned visit to the new billion-dollar embassy, blaming previous President Barack Obama's 'bad' embassy deal as his reason for cancelling. Critics have speculated that Mr Trump could have been wary of protests and demonstrations if he chose to go ahead with his February visit. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
MONTECITO, CA - JANUARY 10: Debris from a mudslide covers a home on January 10, 2018 in Montecito, California. 15 people have died and hundreds are still stranded after massive mudslides crashed through Montecito, California early Tuesday morning. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks to patient Vusof Omar (L) during his visit to The Royal Marsden Hospital on January 10, 2018 in London, England. Prince William was visiting the hospital to view two pioneering robotic surgeries. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A helicopter brings in fresh linen for hotels after heavy snowfall and avalanches trapped more than 13,000 tourists at Zermatt, which is one of Switzerland's most popular ski stations on January 10, 2018.
The snow has blocked all roads and the train leading to the resort in the southern Swiss canton of Valais, which was also hit by some power outages. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Belarus' villagers celebrate the traditional Kalyady holiday in the village of Bukcha, some 280 km south of Minsk, on January 7, 2018.
Villagers walk from house to house singing, dancing, eating and drinking with their neighbours. / AFP PHOTO / Sergei GAPON (Photo credit should read SERGEI GAPON/AFP/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - JANUARY 06: Pope Francis attends a solemn mass to commemorate the Feast of the Epiphany at the St. Peter's Basilica on January 6, 2018 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Epiphany marks the coming of the three Magi who paid homage to the Christ Child born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Horses are seen inside a forest near the ruins of the Greek and Roman city in Shahhat, Libya January 5, 2018. Picture taken January 5, 2018. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MONTECITO, CA - JANUARY 11: Alisha Kleinman, Steve Knight, and Brett Weideman, left to right, members of the US Coast Guard inspect two crushed vehicles, a Hummer and a Honda that were found on the beach January 11, 2018 after a rainstorm sent mud and debris through Montecito neighborhoods. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
The Brooklyn Bridge is seen partially in fog from in front of the Manhattan skyline in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An endangered baby high mountain gorilla from the Sabyinyo family plays inside the forest within the Volcanoes National Park near Kinigi, northwestern Rwanda, January 9, 2018. Picture taken January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firemen work on a six-alarm fire in Manhattan, New York, U.S. January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People fish for trout on a frozen river during the Ice Festival in Hwacheon, south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Actors Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley of 'Big Little Lies,' winner of the award for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, poses at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
TOPSHOT - A pro-Russian woman, fanatical believer of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy), attacks an activist mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest of Ukrainian nationalists at Kiev-Pecherskaya Lavra Cathedral in Kiev on January 8, 2018.
After Ukraine gained independence in 1991, a conflict erupted between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church backed by Moscow and a breakaway Kiev-based Ukrainian Orthodox Church now led by Patriarch Filaret. The rift was highlighted earlier this month after it was reported in Ukraine a bereaved father punched a priest from the Moscow-led church after he allegedly refused to bury his young son who died in a freak accident. / AFP PHOTO / Sergei SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - An observation point at the base of Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is covered in ice as the falls are illuminated by colored light on January 9, 2018.
A giant winter 'bomb cyclone' walloped the US East Coast on January 5, 2018, with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli border guard stands next to burning tires during clashes with Palestinian protesters on January 12, 2018 north of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle greets well wishers after visiting radio station Reprezent FM, with her fiancee Britain's Prince Harry, in Brixton, London January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/Pool
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Areas of California left devastated by last month's historic wildfires were ravaged by deadly mudslides this week. At least 17 people were killed when a wall of mud sent boulders and debris sweeping through neighborhoods. The upscale hillside community of Montecito in Southern California, where well-known figures including Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres live, was hit particularly hard.
Other major headlines of the week included President Trump reportedly calling Haiti and African nations "s---hole countries," celebrities wearing black to the Golden Globes in support of the Time's Up initiative and Steve Bannon being removed from his position at Breitbart News.
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.