Hurricane Michael made landfall this week and caused widespread destruction in the Florida Panhandle and several states across the Southeast. Several deaths were reported as the storm's 155 mph winds toppled trees, ripped homes from their foundations and hurled boats onto the shore. The third most powerful hurricane ever to hit the U.S. mainland left hundreds of thousands of people without power in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said she had "never seen anything like this."
Other major headlines of the week included U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announcing she is leaving the Trump administration, a limo crash in upstate New York that left 20 people dead and a volatile two days in the stock market.
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.