A webcam captured the dramatic moment the Eiffel Tower was struck by lightning on Monday amid storms and heavy downpours in the French capital.
The following day, heavy rain continued to cause havoc for transport in the city, with footage shared on social media showing severe flooding in metro stations.
A smokey haze from wildfire hazard reduction burns blanketed a large area of Sydney on Tuesday, engulfing the city's skyline and landmarks.
A man killed two policewomen and a bystander in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday before being gunned down at a school in what officials say was a terrorist attack by a radicalised "lone wolf" just out of prison.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the destruction on Wednesday of dozens of luxury vehicles that were smuggled into the country. Footage showed a crane crushing the vehicles, including BMWs, Mercedes and Harley Davidson motorcycles.