From the tremendous devastation following the California wildfires to the passing of a comic book legend, these are the most powerful pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on November 16, 2018, at 4:58 p.m. ET
A burned neighborhood is seen in Paradise, California, on Nov. 15. The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 66, with an additional 600 others missing.
Yuba County Sheriff officers carry a body away from a burned residence in Paradise, California, on Nov. 10.
Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California, on Nov. 12.
Denise Chester, an evacuee of the Camp fire, hugs her son Antonio Batres as she volunteers sorting clothes at a makeshift shelter in Chico, California, on Nov. 14.
Newly elected members of the House of Representatives pose for an official class photo outside the US Capitol on Nov. 14, in Washington, DC.
A man is arrested by Georgia state troopers during a protest over election ballot counts in the rotunda of the state Capitol building on Nov. 13, in Atlanta. Several protesters, including a state senator, have been arrested during a demonstration at the Georgia state Capitol calling for tallying of uncounted ballots from last week’s election.
A Central American man moving toward the United States in hopes of a better life looks on through the US–Mexico border fence in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 14.
A pair of Central American girls, part of the caravan hoping to reach the US border, hitch a ride in a chicken truck passing through Irapuato, Mexico, on Nov. 12.
Jason Coffman, right, father of Cody Coffman, is comforted by Anthony Ganczewski at a funeral service for his son on Nov. 14, in Camarillo, California. Cody Coffman was among a dozen people killed in a Nov. 7 shooting at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
The original torch of the Statue of Liberty rides on a hydraulically stabilized transporter, on Nov. 15, in New York City. The torch, which was removed in 1984 and replaced by a replica, was being moved into what will become its permanent home at a new museum on Liberty Island.
President Donald Trump watches as French President Emmanuel Macron, right, communicates with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, on Nov. 11. Over 60 heads of state and government were taking part in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor the sacrifice of millions who died in 1914–18 during World War I.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during a news conference on her draft of the Brexit deal at Downing Street in London on Nov. 15.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speak with each other during a press conference to discuss Amazon’s decision to bring a new corporate location to New York City, on Nov. 13 in New York City.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, right, and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe stand in front a commemorative plaque at the entrance to the Bataclan venue in Paris on Nov. 13, during a ceremony held for the victims of the Paris attacks that killed 130 people in November 2015.
An injured Israeli woman, evacuated from her apartment that was set ablaze after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, arrives at the hospital on an ambulance in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, on Nov. 12.
A Palestinian woman walks into a room damaged by an Israeli airstrike earlier this week, in the Gaza Strip, on Nov. 14.
A man looks through scriptures while he and other members of the Black Hebrew Israelites gather on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13, in Washington, DC.
Fans gather at Stan Lee’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the evening of the announcement of his death, on Nov. 12 in Los Angeles.
People attend the Veterans Day parade in New York City on Nov. 11.
An injured dog is helped wearing support straps as part of its treatment at the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center in Mersin, Turkey, on Nov. 9.
A traditional dancer from the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea waits for Chinese President Xi Jinping to arrive ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Nov. 15.
Hindu devotees offer prayers standing in the waters of the Arabian Sea at sunset during Chhath Puja festival in Mumbai, India, on Nov. 13. On Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the sun god for sustaining life on earth.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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