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Image: Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall On Gulf Coast

Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Sept. 11 - 17

Hurricane Sally slams the Gulf Coast, dangerous smoke levels rise in the West, a Trump rally defies state rules and more.



A flooded street on Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla.

Hurricane Sally, which slammed Florida and Alabama as a powerful Category 2 storm, left heavy flooding, destroyed buildings, more than 400,000 homes and businesses without power, and at least one person dead.

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The sign for Oak Park Motel, melted by the heat from the Beachie Creek Fire, in Gates, east of Salem, Ore., on Sept. 13.

Fires ravaging California, Oregon and Washington have killed at least 34 people, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures and charred an area about the size of New Jersey.

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Shayanne Summers holds her dog Toph on Sept. 13 after several days of staying in a tent at an evacuation center at the Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge in Oak Grove, Ore.

"It's nice enough here you could almost think of this as camping and forget everything else, almost," said Summers about staying at the center after evacuating from nearby Molalla, which was threatened by the Riverside Fire.

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Image: U.S. President Trump rallies with supporters at a campaign event in Henderson, Nevada


A supporter calms his baby at the back of the hall at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Henderson, Nev., on Sept. 13.

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Image: U.S. President Trump rallies with supporters at a campaign event in Henderson, Nevada


Supporters, many not wearing masks, gather for an indoor rally with President Donald Trump in Henderson, Nev., on Sept. 13.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, criticized Trump for violating the state's rules, saying that Trump has "forgotten that this country is still in the middle of a global pandemic."

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
Image: New York City Commemorates 19th Anniversary Of September 11 Terror Attacks

New York

Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence greet each other during a 9/11 memorial service at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Sept. 11. 


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Attorney Ben Crump and Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, celebrate after a news conference on Sept. 15 in Louisville, Ky.

It was announced that the city of Louisville will institute police reforms and pay $12 million to the family for the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro police officers during a no-knock raid at her apartment on March 13.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in the first photo released of him since being poisoned, poses with his wife, Yulia, and his two children in a hospital in Berlin on Sept. 15.

Navalny, 44, a foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin's, fell ill on Aug. 20 on a flight to Moscow from Tomsk, a Siberian city where he and his team were conducting a corruption investigation. 

Navalny instagram via AP


A girl waits to fill bottles with water near a temporary migrant camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos on Sept. 16, after the Moria camp was destroyed by a fire on the night of Sept. 8.

The fire left some 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers without shelter. Authorities have said residents protesting a lockdown imposed after a coronavirus outbreak deliberately set the blazes.

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Georg Filser-Mayerhofer climbs a log pile while doing some bouldering training on Sept. 15, in Kochel Am See, Germany.

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Image: Israel's Second Lockdown To Extend Through High Holy Days


Shmuel Ben Sason wears a protective mask as his parrot Shuki sits on his shoulder on Sept. 17, in Bnei Brak, Israel.

As the country grapples with a surge in Covid-19 cases it has imposed a three-week lockdown that coincides with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

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Image: Yellow Taxi Owner-Drivers Hold Caravan Rally Calling For Debt Forgiveness For Drivers

New York

Taxi drivers stop traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge on Sept. 17, in New York.

Drivers held a day of action calling for debt forgiveness. Drivers who took out large loans to buy the medallions that allow a person to operate a yellow taxi were crushed by debt when the value of a medallion plunged from more than $1 million in 2014 to less than $200,000 today.

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Image: Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall On Gulf Coast


A vehicle drives through a flooded street after Hurricane Sally passed through the area on Sept. 17, in Gulf Shores, Ala.

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Image: Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall On Gulf Coast


Rooms are exposed at the Tropic Isles complex after Hurricane Sally tore off the walls on Sept. 17, in Gulf Shores, Fla.

Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line with 105 mph winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and forcing the rescues of hundreds of people. 

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Murad Khydyrov, horse and monkey trainer at the Great Moscow State Circus, and a chimpanzee named Micky get ready for a rehearsal on Sept. 17. 

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Properties destroyed by the Almeda Fire in Talent, Ore., Sept. 15.

Infernos across California, Oregon and Washington state have burned more than five million acres this year, killed dozens of people and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes.

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Image: Wildfires In Oregon Force Mass Evacuations And Threaten Hundreds Of Structures


A paddle boarder travels along the Willamette River despite heavy smoke from wildfires on Sept. 12 in Portland, Ore.

Air quality conditions in Oregon were among some of the worst ever recorded. 

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Thick smoke shrouds Yosemite Valley and the Merced River on Sept. 12, 2020 in Yosemite National Park.One of America's most popular national parks, Yosemite, was closed Thursday as wildfires continued to scorch the West Coast.

The federal government-run air quality monitor,, showed that pollutant levels in the park were so high that they exceeded the site's index.

Photos: Wildfires shroud West Coast in smoke

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Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez climbs the Loze pass to win the stage 17 of the Tour de France cycling race on Sept. 16.

For race organizers and the French government, the reward of successfully steering the Tour to the finish in Paris on Sept. 20 will be a striking message — that the country is getting back on its feet after the first deadly wave of infections and learning to live with its epidemic that has claimed more than 30,500 lives in France.

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Image: Tennis: US OPEN

New York

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sept. 12. 

Down a set and a break, Osaka came up clutch again, rebounding to win her third Grand Slam singles title in as many finals.

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Image: NSW Works To Save The Koala As Bushfires, Habitat Loss And Disease Threaten Future Of Australia's Iconic Animal


Clinical Director Cheyne Flanagan, right, and hospital volunteers treat a juvenile female koala named "Oxey Kylie" for car accident trauma on Sept. 15, in Port Macquarie, Australia.

Established in 1973, the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital has 150 volunteers, a specialized treatment room, intensive care unit and rehabilitation yards. The team were instrumental in treating bushfire affected koalas during what has become known as Australia's Black Summer.

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New York

"Tribute in Light," twin columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center, shines over the lower Manhattan skyline on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on Sept. 11.

Last week's gallery: Wildfires blaze and Djokovic's foul ball


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