Image: ***BESTPIX*** Lafayette, California Holds Annual Flag Brigade September 11th Memorial

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The Week in Pictures: September 11 - 18

Hikers hang in the balance, fires rage out of control, houses blanketed in pink, and more.

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Image: ***BESTPIX*** Lafayette, California Holds Annual Flag Brigade September 11th Memorial

Diane Steuber waves a flag to passing motorists from a freeway overpass to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, in Lafayette, Calif.

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A wildfire approaches the shores of Bass Lake, Calif on Sept. 14. Thousands of firefighters struggled to keep up with a dozen major wildfires burning more than 200,000 acres across the length of California.

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Image: International Highline Meeting in Monte Piana

Extreme athletes rest in hammocks on webbing stretched between rocks during the International Highline Meeting in Monte Piana, near Misurina, in the northern Italian Alps on Sept. 8, in these photos released on Sept. 17.

Balazs Mohai / MTI
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Image: Central American Migrants Attempt Arduous Voyage Thru Mexico To U.S.

A Honduran immigrant entertains a child in front of a map of Mexico showing train routes leading north at a shelter for undocumented Central American immigrants on September 14, in Tenosique, Mexico.

Many immigrants risk riding on top of "La Bestia" or The Beast, a freight train which passes through Tenosique in Mexico's southern state of Tabasco. The number of immigrants making the perilous trek has diminished since spring because of Mexican and U.S. law enforcement operations attempting to stem the flow.

John Moore / Getty Images South America
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Image: President Obama Visits Tampa

President Barack Obama touches the spiky hairdo of Tinker Elementary first grader Blake Fann during a surprise visit to the MacDill Air Force Base school on Sept. 17. Obama made a stop at the school after speaking to service men and women at MacDill.

James Borchuck / Tampa Bay Times
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Image:Odile Hurricane

People loot a supermarket in San Jose del Cabo, on Sept. 15 after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

Odile, which was later downgraded to a tropical storm, damaged resorts in Cabo San Lucas as well as fishing villages. More than 130 people were injured and tens of thousands of tourists were trapped as airports suffered damage.

Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP
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Image: A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, controlled by Islamic State, near Mosul

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards the Islamic State controlled Zummar near Mosul on Sept. 15.

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Image: NFL: New York Jets at Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson celebrates with fans after catching an 80-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field. The catch put his team up for good giving Green Bay a 31-24 win that completed a comeback from an 18-point deficit.

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Image: Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a damaged room, during what activists said were clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Al-Amiriya near the Artillery School in Aleppo

Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a damaged room, during what activists said were clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Al-Amiriya near the Artillery School in Aleppo, Sept. 16.

Ammar Abdullah / X03284
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Image: Weed fire

Houses and cars in Weed, Calif. were covered with fire retardant after a wildfire swept through the town on Sept. 17.

Jim Seida / NBCNews.com
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Image: Paige Goodwin

Paige Goodwin of Galloway, N.J., protects herself from the rain while waiting for the start of the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk on Sept. 13.

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