This Week in Photos, August 26-September 1, 2011
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.
photoweek_ss_0902_004_596x334Participants 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. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0902_008_596x334Billy 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. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0902_010_596x334A 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. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0902_014_596x334A 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. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0902_015_596x334The 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. 960 1280
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