Victims and others look on as Rachael Denhollander speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Orla Dean, 5, holds a placard during the Time's Up rally at Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street on January 21, 2018 in London, England. The Time's Up Women's March marks the one year anniversary of the first Women's March in London and in 2018 it is inspired by the Time's Up movement against sexual abuse. The Time's Up initiative was launched at the start of January 2018 as a response to the #MeToo movement and the Harvey Weinstein scandal. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
Mount Mayon makes a mild eruption as seen from Daraga, Albay province, Philippines, January 25, 2018. Mount Mayon, the Philipines' most active volcano located in eastern Philippines, has been spewing fresh lava and ash for almost two weeks. More than 74,000 people have been evacuated in emergency shelters as authorities warn of a potentialy hazardous eruption that could take place in just days.
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: A Shutdown placard is seen at the entrance of the Liberty State ferry terminal as people look on in Battery Park on January 21, 2018 in New York City. The iconic landmark remains closed as part of the US government shutdown now entering its second full day after coming into effect at midnight on Friday after senators failed to pass a new federal spending bill. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
A man tries to escape from a balcony at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel during an attack by gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
TOPSHOT - A Syrian girl holds an oxygen mask over the face of an infant at a make-shift hospital following a reported gas attack on the rebel-held besieged town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on January 22, 2018.
At least 21 cases of suffocation, including children, were reported in Syria in a town in eastern Ghouta, a beleaguered rebel enclave east of Damascus, an NGO accusing the regime of carrying out a new chemical attack said. Since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011, the government of Bashar al-Assad has been repeatedly accused by UN investigators of using chlorine gas or sarin gas in sometimes lethal chemical attacks.
/ AFP PHOTO / HASAN MOHAMED (Photo credit should read HASAN MOHAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A woman takes pictures on a bank of the Yenisei River covered with snow and hoarfrost, with the air temperature at about minus 34 degrees Celsius (minus 29.2 degrees Fahrenheit), outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A mother and her three year-old sick child sleep inside a protestant church in Agats, Asmat District, after the government dispatched military and medical personnel to the remote region of Papua to combat malnutrition and measles, Indonesia January 22, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/M Agung Rajasa/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN INDONESIA. TEMPLATE OUT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Students attend a prayer vigil for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School, at Life in Christ Church in Marion, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: A boy dives into the ocean at Clovelly on January 22, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney's CBD reached a top of 33 degrees Celcius today, while temperatures further inland were forecast to reach as high as 45 degrees. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A woman shouts slogans during the Women's March in New York City, January 20, 2018, as protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women's March opposing the president -- one year to the day of his inauguration. Hundreds of thousands of marchers assembled in Washington, New York, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Los Angeles and other cities nationwide, many donning the famous pink knit 'pussy hats' -- a reference to Trump's videotaped boasts of his license to grope women without repercussions. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
A baby is baptised during a mass baptism ceremony at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
FRESNES, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Wooden palettes burn as prison guards block access to Fresnes prison on January 23, 2018 in Fresnes, France. Three prison guards were injured in a blade attack by a German Al-Qaeda militant in Vendin-le-Vieil prison. Prison guards on Monday entered a second week of social movement to protest poor and unsecure working conditions in the country's overcrowded jails. Prison staff are demanding improved working conditions after a series of attacks by detainees. (Photo by Long Jianwu/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)
A dog is seen at the entrance of a house in the flooded residential area of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, near Paris, France January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A fisherman is seen on a bank of the Yenisei River at sunset near the Krasnoyarsk hydro electric power station, with the air temperature at about minus 32 degrees Celsius (minus 25.6 degrees Fahrenheit), outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Cloned monkeys Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are seen at the non-human primate facility at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China January 20, 2018, in this picture provided by Chinese Academy of Sciences and released by China Daily. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.
People watch Marine One transporting U.S. President Trump take off from the heliport of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Members of the Cryophile winter swimmers club rub themselves with snow after swimming in the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about minus 38 degrees Celsius (minus 36.4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Krasnoyarsk, Russia January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
A view of the Mayon Volcano after a new eruption in Camalig, Albay province, south of Manila, Philippines January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A picture taken on January 22, 2018 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev desert. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
PALMETTO BAY, FL - JANUARY 23: Roger Garbey, from the Goldin Solar company, installs a solar panel system on the roof of a home a day after the Trump administration announced it will impose duties of as much as 30 percent on solar equipment made abroad on January 23, 2018 in Palmetto Bay, Florida. Daren Goldin the owner of the company said, 'the tariffs will be disruptive to the American solar industry and the jobs they create.' (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A Palestinian boy holds cooking pots during a protest against aid cuts, outside United Nations' offices in Gaza City January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 25: A general view of a destroyed commuter train that derailed close to Pioltello Limito station during morning rush hour on January 25, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Three people have died as a result and ten people ae seriosuly injured. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 22: Vending machines covered in snow are seen on January 22, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued the heavy snow warning in central Tokyo around 2:30 pm for the first time in four years. Snow began falling in the morning on Monday January 22, and the agency predicts 10 cm (4 inches) for central Tokyo by early Tuesday. (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A Turkish girl leans out of a car window to have a look as Turkish army tanks and soldiers gather close to the Syrian border at Hassa, in Hatay province on January 21, 2018.
Turkish forces on January 20, 2018, began a major new operation aimed at ousting the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) Kurdish militia from Afrin, pounding dozens of targets from the sky in air raids and with artillery. Turkey accuses the YPG of being the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has waged a rebellion in the Turkish southeast for more than three decades and is regarded as a terror group by Ankara and its Western allies.
/ AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the flooded banks of the River Seine near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, after days of almost non-stop rain caused flooding in the country, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
A fisherman and his wife catch fish in the waters of Vembanad Lake in Kochi, India, January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ST LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 20: Diana Schmitt participates in the Women's March for Truth on January 20, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri, United States. One year after women and their supporters rallied in the largest single-day demonstration in American history, demonstrators gathered again to raise awareness for women's issues. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
LUANDA, ANGOLA - JANUARY 25: A general view of Miradouro da Lua (Viewpoint of the Moon), a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the Atlantic Ocean 40 Km south of Luanda on January 25, 2018 in Luanda, Angola. Angola has vast mineral and petroleum reserves, and its economy is among the fastest-growing in the world, especially since the end of the civil war. (Photo by Giulio Origlia/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Local residents and their dog go down a flooded street in a rowboat in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges on January 24, 2018.
France braced for floods on January 23 as the Rhine threatened to overflow and the rapidly rising Seine forced Paris authorities to halt trains on a busy commuter line. Heavy rains have lashed France for days, leaving 30 departments across the country on flood alert. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas Samson (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Shanghai's financial district is seen at the Bund promenade as snow falls in Shanghai, China January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TOPSHOT - Chefs carry the coffin of French Paul Bocuse during the funeral ceremony at the Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon on January 26, 2018.
More than 1,500 chefs from around the world along with thousands of fans of French cuisine were expected in Lyon on January 26, 2018 to honour their 'pope' Paul Bocuse, who died last January 20 aged 91. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Philippe DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 24: A woman, passed out on heroin, is reflected in a mirror under a bridge where she lives with other addicts in the Kensington section which has become a hub for heroin use on January 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 900 people died in 2016 in Philadelphia from opioid overdoses, a 30 percent increase from 2015. As the epidemic shows no signs of weakening, the number of fatalities this year is expected to surpass last year's numbers. Heroin use has doubled across the country since 2010, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
Officials from Philadelphia recently announced that they will welcome private organizations to set up medically supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Indian Army "Daredevils" motorcycle riders perform during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, India, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri
RIVERSIDE, CA - JANUARY 24: Louise Anna Turpin and David Allen Turpin, accused of abusing and holding 13 of their children captive, appear in court on January 24, 2018 in Riverside, California. According to Riverside County Sheriffs, David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin held 13 malnourished children ranging in age from 2 to 29 captive in their Perris, California home. Deputies were alerted after a 17-year-old daughter escaped by jumping through a window shortly before dawn, carrying a de-activated mobile phone from which she was able to call 911 for help. Responding deputies described conditions in the home as foul-smelling with some kids chained to a bed and suffering injuries as a result. Adult children appeared at first to be minors because of their malnourished state. The Turpins were arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi - Pool/Getty Images)
Members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists are seen during their Doomsday Clock event on January 25, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Mounting concerns about the possibility of a nuclear war along with US President Donald Trump's 'unpredictability' have pushed the symbolic 'Doomsday Clock' to two minutes before midnight, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said Thursday. The clock -- which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet -- was moved forward by 30 seconds, to as near as it has ever been to the hour of the apocalypse.
/ AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A resident walks on a galvanized roof sheet and destroyed homes after a fire hit at an informal settlers area along the coast in Bacoor town, Cavite province, southwest of Manila on January 24, 2018.
Around 200 houses were destroyed affecting a thousand residents, no death or injury were reported. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - An Indian resident rows a boat along the Yamuna River in New Delhi on January 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / XAVIER GALIANA (Photo credit should read XAVIER GALIANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A story that long captivated headlines reached its pivotal moment this week. Disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced on Wednesday to up to 175 years in prison. More than 150 victims and family members came forward to confront the man accused of abusing girls and young women under the guise of medical treatment. Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon and the USA Gymnastics board resigned in wake of the scandal.
Other major headlines of the week included a deadly shooting at a Kentucky high school, the river Seine overflowing its banks in Paris and protests staged nationwide for the second Women's March.
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.