The Thomas Fire grew by 56,000 acres on Sunday and is now just 10 percent contained, down from 15 percent the day before.
Heavy snow led to travel disruptions, traffic accidents and school closures – as well as snowman building, sledging and a flurry of pretty pictures
People set fire to US and Israeli flags and destroyed effigies of Donald Trump in Muslim-majority countries around the globe, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt and Indonesia.
In the occupied West Bank, Palestinian stone-throwers traded volleys in the streets with soldiers firing tear gas and rubber bullets.
The week's best photojournalism, from Rohingya refugee crisis and Jerusalem clashes, to skiing Santas and a nudist restaurant.
At least four major southern California wildfires have prompted the evacuation of about 200,000 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings.
Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops have erupted across the West Bank in a show of anger over Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Thousands of people from all over Europe have gathered in the Belgian capital to show their support for exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and his government.
The town of Nueva Fuerabamba in Peru's southern Andes was built to house around 1,600 people who gave up their rural village to make room for a massive, open-pit copper mine
Award-winning photojournalist Allison Joyce met Rohingya rape survivors at refugee camps in Bangladesh. IBTimes UK shares their harrowing stories.
Ukrainian police went looking for former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili. A massive punch-up and surreal game of hide-and-seek ensued.
Firefighters are battling to contain at least four wildfires marching across southern California, whipped up by fierce Santa Ana winds.
Thousands of people have been evacuated as the Thomas Fire threatens Santa Paula and Ventura, destroying homes and vehicles in its path.
Coalition warplanes pounded Yemen's capital with at least 25 air strikes overnight in apparent retaliation for the killing of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh by Houthi rebels.
The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the world's biggest, most prestigious photography competitions, with a big cash prize and a hugely popular annual exhibition. And it's free to enter.
Winners of the third Royal Society Publishing photography competition, which celebrates the power of images to communicate science.
Child marriage is common at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, where marrying off a young daughter means one less mouth to feed.
TV star turned opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla has accused Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's government of trying to steal the election.
Pope Francis met a group of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and pronounced the word he had so assiduously avoided only days earlier in Myanmar.
AFP photographer Ed Jones captures the harsh realities of life in the poverty-stricken rural villages along North Korea's eastern coast.