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The Week in Pictures

A tennis lucky-13, a not-so-lucky ship, a solemn memorial, a doggy assemblage, a bird assembly and more images.

The sunken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is surrounded by barges and other equipment on Aug. 26 as crews prepare to right the vessel from its sinking site off Tuscany. The boat could be upright again next week, nearly two years after the liner capsized and killed at least 30 people.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning the U.S. Open men's singles final on Sept. 9 against Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Nadal's victory gives him 13 Grand Slam titles, four short of the record held by Switzerland's Roger Federer.


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Production workers attend to final details on the runway set for the showing of the J. Mendel Spring 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 11. Bebeto Matthews / AP
A Navy honor guard prepares a wreath before the arrival of United States Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell at the Flight 93 National Memorial site in Shanksville, Pa., for ceremonies commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Jeff Swensen / Getty Images
A couple runs near riot police gathered at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 7 before the international friendly soccer match between Brazil and Australia. Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters
A 10-year-old boy carries a mortar shell on Sept. 7 in a weapons factory run by the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, the nation's largest city. The boy works with his father in the factory for ten hours every day except Fridays. Hamid Khatib / Reuters
Dogs leashed to a fence outside of PS 234 in New York City's Manhattan borough watch as children line up for their first day of school on Sept. 8. Mark Lennihan / AP
Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles laugh as they watch the sack race at the annual Braemar Highland Games in Braemar, Scotland, Sept. 7. Each year thousands of visitors descend on the small village to watch one of the more colorful Scottish traditions. Chris Jackson / Getty Images
Residents flee as winds whip flames from a wildfire near Clayton, Calif., on Sept. 9. The blaze, burning in dense, dry scrub, grass and timber in and around Mount Diablo State Park, had scorched more than 3,700 acres and forced the evacuation of about 100 homes. Noah Berger / Reuters
A rescuer carries the body of a baby after a bus plummeted off a cliff in rural Guatemala on Sept. 9. At least 41 people were killed, including several children. Luis Soto / AP
A flock of wading birds seek new feeding grounds at a reserve in Snettisham, England on Sept. 9. The reserve lies on the edge of The Wash, one of the most important bird estuaries in the United Kingdoms.


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Members of the Tokyo delegation celebrate Sept. 7 after International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge announced that the Japanese capital would host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Juan Mabromata / AFP - Getty Images
Customers line up to ride the Swinger on the last evening at the Delta Fair in Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 8. Jim Weber / The Commercial Appeal via AP