Border agents fired tear gas on migrants, including children, near the U.S.-Mexico border this week. The San Ysidro Port of Entry between San Diego and Tijuana was shut down for several hours after some migrants reportedly tried to get through the fence. President Donald Trump strongly defended the use of tear gas saying, "Here's the bottom line: Nobody is coming into our country unless they come in legally."
Other major headlines of the week included Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith winning Mississippi's Senate runoff and the death of "SpongeBob Squarepants" creator Stephen Hillenburg.
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.
This article was initially published on AOL.com: Photos of the week: 11/23 - 11/30