From the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Michael to the swearing-in of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, these are the most powerful photos of the week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on October 12, 2018, at 5:11 p.m. ET
A car is caught in floodwater after Hurricane Michael, then a Category 4 storm, made landfall along the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10.
Amanda Logsdon begins the process of trying to clean up her home after its roof was blown off by Hurricane Michael's winds on Oct. 11, in Panama City, Florida.
Rescue personnel search amid debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct. 11.
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his oath during his ceremonial public swearing-in as President Donald Trump and Kavanaugh's daughters, Liza and Margaret, look on in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 8.
A protester sits on the lap of the Lady Justice statue on the steps of the Supreme Court building as Kavanaugh is inside being sworn in on Oct. 6.
People react outside of the city hall after a jury convicted white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, on Oct. 5 in Chicago.
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein sits beside his attorney Benjamin Brafman during a court hearing in his sexual assault case at the state Supreme Court building in New York City on Oct. 11.
A woman speaks to security personnel at the front door of the Saudi Arabia Consulate on Oct. 11 in Istanbul. Fears are growing over the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Turkish officials said they believe he was murdered inside the Saudi Consulate.
President Trump meets with the outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, in the Oval Office on Oct. 9.
First lady Melania Trump visits the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza on Oct. 6 during the final stop of her weeklong trip through four countries in Africa.
Kanye West shows a cellphone photo of an aircraft to President Trump during their meeting in the Oval Office on Oct. 11.
Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 10. Stocks continue to slump on Wall Street, led by drops in big technology companies.
A police dog attacks someone during an exercise of elite anti-terrorist units in Komárno, Slovakia, on Oct. 10. The Atlas Common Challenge 2.0 is the largest exercise of its kind in Europe, with a total of 2,800 members of special anti-terrorist units performing operations in buildings, buses, boats, and aircraft and dealing with chemical, biological, and radio-nuclear threats.
Mostafa, a Syrian soldier who lost his legs while fighting in Syria's civil war, does a pull-up during a physical therapy session at the Ahmad Hamish Martyr hospital in Damascus, Syria, on Oct. 7.
People walk on a broken bridge after it was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami last week in Palu, Indonesia, on Oct. 7.
A member of a Spanish NGO holds an immigrant baby rescued in the Alboran Sea on Oct. 11.
Family members mourn during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the limousine crash, on Oct. 8 in Amsterdam, New York. Twenty people died in the crash, including the limo driver, 17 passengers, and two pedestrians.
Britain's Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank kiss as they emerge from the West Door of St. George's Chapel in Windsor, on Oct. 12, after their wedding ceremony.
A baby kiwi is weighed at a bird park in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands, on Oct. 11. It is the first time that a specimen of the rare and endangered ratite has been born in the Netherlands and the first this year within a worldwide breeding program.
Devyn Michael Clark, of Jacksonville, Florida, waits backstage before the start of the International Association of Trans Bodybuilders competition in Atlanta on Oct. 6.
Social humanoid robot Sophia, a creation by the Hanson Robotics company, attends a news conference in Kiev on Oct. 11.
Members of the "Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls" complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain, on Oct. 7.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lights up the evening sky over Oceanside, California, as it carries an Argentinian Earth-observing satellite into space on Oct. 7.
The remains of a mosque destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, on Oct. 5.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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