The Week in Pictures: Sept. 4 - 11
Ebola carries away a child, beloved national park goes up in flames, Kerry travels cargo to Iraq, Elmo pickets in Times Square and more.
A wildfire burns next to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, Calif. on Sept. 7, 2014. About 120 firefighters and 11 aircraft fought the blaze, which may have erupted from embers of a fire sparked by lightning several weeks ago, officials said. On Sunday, 100 people were evacuated from Little Yosemite Valley, and 80 to 85 were removed by helicopter from the top of 5,000-foot Half Dome.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks over papers while flying from Jordan to Iraq on Sept. 10. Kerry flew into Iraq for talks with its new leaders on their role in a long-awaited new strategy against Islamic State militants announced by President Barack Obama later that day.
Wide receiver Cooper Kupp #10 of the Eastern Washington Eagles scores a touchdown against defensive back Kevin King #20 of the Washington Huskies on Sept. 6, at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash.
A Bryde's whale and seagulls feast on anchovies in the Gulf of Thailand, on Sept. 9. Bryde's whales are baleen medium-seized whales with a dark grey color and a white underbelly. They live in tropical to temperate waters. An estimated population of 30 to 35 Bryde's whales are commonly seen along the upper Gulf of Thailand coastlines, between March and October. The Bryde's whale is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which prohibits international trade of any parts of the animal.
A school bus tries to go through a flooded road in Norfolk, Va., on Sept. 8, while a stalled vehicle sits on the side and a trash bin floats down the street during a heavy rain.
An Indian tourist cries as she is airlifted into a chopper in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 9. The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India surpassed 400 on Wednesday and have put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in the two neighboring states. The tourist was stranded on the terrace of a five-story hotel in central Srinagar.
•Gallery: Rescuers Scramble to Save Thousands Trapped in Kashmir Floods
A pilgrim wearing a flamenco outfit stands during a pilgrimage in Alajar, southwest Spain, on Sept. 8. Every year, devotees converge at the Arias Montano crag to pay homage to the Reina de Los Angeles during an annual pilgrimage which combines religious fervor and festive color.
Costumed characters in Times Square hold a protest during a press conference announcing new legislation that would require characters to be licensed and regulated, on Sept. 8, in New York City. As the characters, who make money by taking photos with tourists and collecting tips, have grown in number over the past year, an increasing number of complaints and arrests of the characters have taken place.
Four-year-old African lion mother Tajiri plays with one of her cubs during their debut at the Philadelphia Zoo on Sept. 5, in Philadelphia. The four cubs were born in late June at the zoo.
A group of investigators gather under a light near a crime scene in Camden, Ala. on Sept. 9. Timothy Ray Jones Jr. is suspected of killing his five children in South Carolina and leaving their bodies in a rural area near Camden.
Medical staff carry James Dorbor, 8, suspected of having Ebola, into a treatment facility in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 5. Ebola — the reality and the hysteria over it — is having a serious economic impact on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three nations already at the bottom of global economic and social indicators.
The Tribute in Light shines behind buildings adjacent to the 1 World Trade Center and a reflecting pool at the National September 11 Memorial, on Sept. 8, in New York. The tribute, an art installation of 88 searchlights aiming skyward in two columns, is a remembrance of the of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Gallery: Nation Marks 9/11 Anniversary
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