Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm this week, but still caused widespread devastation across the Carolinas and Virginia. At least 40 people have been killed in the storm, including a 1-year-old boy who was swept out of his mother's arms. President Trump traveled to North Carolina to survey the storm's damage. Hurricane experts fear leftover showers and thunderstorms from Florence may loop back around and hit the Carolina coast again.
Other major headlines of the week included a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school, SpaceX announcing the passenger of its first private moon flight and five people, including three infants, being stabbed at a New York City day care.
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.