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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.

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Photography by REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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.

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