The Week in Pictures

A colorful personality, floods' wrath, fun at the ballgame, sins in the Mideast and many more gripping images.

A mother holds her child as Sumatra's Mount Sinabung spews ash and hot lava during an eruption on Sept. 17. Roni Bintang / Reuters
People walk through a hail storm near the Ravi river in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sept. 15.

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The damaged side of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen Sept. 17 at the end of the "parbuckling" operation that brought the stricken liner upright off the Italian coast. The salvage operation is one of the most difficult and expensive wreck recovery projects ever performed. Tony Gentile / Reuters
A US Army trainee dressed in an alligator mascot outfit joins fellow cadets in a salute during the national anthem before the football game between Army and Stanford on Sept. 14 in West Point, N.Y.

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Famed Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, left, looks on as other notables, including Pixie Geldof, Daisy Lowe and Laura Bailey. attend the Sept. 16 Erdem show during London Fashion Week. Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images
A woman, her face covered with colored powders, dances during the Holi Festival of Colors in Lisbon, Portugal, on Sept. 15. The festival, which is mainly celebrated during the spring in some regions of India and Nepal, has become popular among people in other communities.

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A truck lays on its side in floodwaters near Longmont, Colo., on Sept. 16. Severe flooding devastated several areas of the state and led to dozens of fatalities.

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Hygiene, Colo., resident Dan Hull is assisted Sept. 14 by Brian Marquedt, left, and Scott Johnson after rescuing two cats from his flooded home.

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Casey Roy, 9, looks through a window at flood damage in her family's Boulder, Colo., home on Sept.12. RJ Sangosti / The Denver Post
An opposition fighter rests inside a cave at a rebel camp near the northwest Syrian town of Idlib on Sept. 17. The main opposition coalition urged the international community to take swift action against the regime of President Bashar Assad in response to a U.N. finding that the nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack near Damascus last month. Narciso Contreras / AP
Egyptian security forces move the body of Giza Police Chief Nabil Farag, who was killed Sept. 19 after militants opened fire on security forces deployed to drive off suspected Islamists taking control of a town near tjhe famed Giza Pyramids. Ahmed Abdel Fattah / AP
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men participate in a Tashlich ceremony in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod on Sept. 12. Tashlich, which means "to cast away'" in Hebrew, is the practice by which Jews go to a large body of water and symbolically throw away their sins by casting a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before Yom Kippur.

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A child lies with his dog at a shelter set up for people affected by Tropical Storm Manuel in Acapulco, Mexico, on Sept. 17. The storm led to dozens of deaths and many tourists were trapped in the area. Bernandino Hernandez / AP