Check out our favorite photos from around the world. This week, Hurricane Irene rattled the East Coast, the US open began, and locals in Berlin battled each other with vegetables.
An artisan paints an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at a workshop in Kolkata, India. The idols are made 2-3 months before "Ganesh Chaturthi," a popular religious festival.
Local resident Betty Walsh crosses a flooded street in Brooklyn on August 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene swept through New York City and left more than 3 million people without power along the Eastern Seaboard.
Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the men's 400-meter heats during the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Participants attack opponents in the annual Vegetable Battle in Berlin on August 28, 2011. The event pits Kreuzberg district residents against Friedrichshain district residents for control of the Oberbaumbruecke Bridge. The 2 sides pelt each other with rotten vegetables and ketchup until 1 side pushes the other from the bridge.
A competitor during the World Bog Snorkeling Championships on August 28, 2011 in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. In 2012, Llanwrtyd Wells will host the inaugural World Alternative Games.
The Canadian Women's Eight compete during the FISA Rowing World Championships on August 29, 2011 in Bled, Slovenia.
Performers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 28, 2011 in London. The annual carnival has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966.
Billy Stinson (R), his wife Sandra (C) and their daughter Erin watch the sunset from the steps where their cottage once stood in Nags Head, North Carolina. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the house was built in 1903 and destroyed by Hurricane Irene.
Fireworks light up the sky during the opening ceremony of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2011 in Queens, NY.
A devotee takes a holy dip while celebrating Kuse Aunse (Father's Day) in Kathmandu on August 29, 2011. Hindus whose fathers have passed away journey from all over the country to the Gokarna Temple to worship, take holy dips and present offerings.
Will Power of Australia celebrates after winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indy Grand Prix on August 28, 2011 in Sonoma, California.
A man in Kabul watches children on a carnival ride during the 1st day of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar.
A tourist walks the Hirbet Madras archaeological site at the foothills of Jerusalem on August 23, 2011. You'll need a headlamp, a tight waistline and no fear of the dark in order to explore these ancient tunnel systems dug by Jewish rebels to fight the Roman Empire.
The newly-constructed span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, estimated to cost a total of $6.3 billion. The bridge has been under construction since 2002, and crews will begin to lay the mile of main cable beginning in early 2012. When completed, it will have the tallest self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower in the world.