Photos of the Week (09/11/16)

15 years ago today…

Photos: Getty Images, AP

1) The “Tribute in Light” rises from the lower Manhattan skyline Wednesday evening. The lights were being tested in advance of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images

2) From left Carlos Velazquez, a Milwaukee firefighter; Jeremy Starr, a Marine and Milwaukee firefighter; Ruafaro Harris,a MPD police officer and Michael Terrell, a MPD police officer, offer a book to 5th graders at Riley Elementary School as part of Books for Bravery event, a book distribution to highlight bravery by public servants during 9/11 and every day. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood

3) I love this. Students at Riley Elementary School, say the pledge of allegiance after they welcome those who spoke and distributed books to 5th graders at the school as part of honoring those serving during and after 9/11.  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood

4) A young Syrian rescue worker carries a wounded boy away from the rubble of a building following reported air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria on Sept. 9. Photo: SAMEER AL-DOUMY / AFP – Getty Images

5) Two men look at a wildfire from a swimming pool as it burns near Benitachel village, Spain on Sept. 5, 2016. Spanish firefighters supported by two dozen water-dropping aircraft worked in temperatures of around 104 Fahrenheit on Monday to try and control a forest blaze that forced the evacuation of around 1,000 people. Photo: Alberto Saiz / AP

6) Hillary Clinton speaks to members of the media on board her campaign plane as she travels to Tampa, Florida. Photo: AP

7) Donald Trump speaks to supporters in Canfield, Ohio. Photo: Reuters

8) A lifeguard surveys the water where surfers took advantage of the waves at Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York on Labor Day despite beach closures due to post-tropical cyclone Hermine. Photo: MARK KAUZLARICH / ReutersA huge crowd gathers during Mother Teresa canonization ceremony at the Vatican. Photo: ANGELO CARCONI / EPA

9) A 14-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, has been moving thousands of people on social media after a photograph of him giving away his shoes to a homeless man has gone viral. The act of kindness took place on Labor Day  when the teen, Laron Tunstill Jr. (a.k.a. Ron Ron), went out to do homeless outreach with fellow members of PurpMe, a local nonprofit group focused on “teaching our community how to uplift one another,” according to its website. Photo: PurpMe Facebook page

10) Flames once again licked the historic buildings of Britain’s capital as a wooden replica of 17th century London went up in smoke to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. The Great Fire began at a baker’s shop in Pudding Lane in the early hours of Sept. 2, 1666, and spread rapidly through the wooden structures of the old city. Photo: NEIL HALL / Reuters

11) When NASA astronaut Jeff Williams returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sept. 6, he had been in space for 172 days. Adding those days to his three previous space flights, Williams has spent a total of 534 days off the planet, the longest for a NASA astronaut. The previous record holder, Scott Kelly, logged a three-flight total of 520 days. Photo: Maxim Shipenkov / Pool via Reuters

12) During his time on the space station, Williams dazzled those back on Earth with stunning images he posted to Twitter. Here, Williams captured the brilliant lights of an aurora on June 24, 2016, from the cupola, a seven-windowed dome that offers panoramic views of Earth.Photo: JEFF WILLIAMS / NASA via AFP – Getty Images

13) Mountaineer Audhild Hogasen, left, of Norway, and Yuri Rhodenborgh of the Netherlands walk on parallel lines during the Highline Extreme event on the Moleson peak, 6,500 feet above sea level, in the Swiss Alps. Twenty-five of Europe’s best slackliners compete until Sept. 11 on eight different lines, ranging from 150 feet to more than 1600. Balancing on the slackline is a training method for climbers to improve their balance. The athletes are secured with a rope. Photo: LAURENT GILLIERON / EPA

14) A goat tries to escape from the trunk of a taxi after being purchased at a livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India. Eid al-Adha marks the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son for God. Muslims today are expected to sacrifice an animal if they can afford it, sharing the meat with those who are less fortunate as a commemorative act of charity. Photo: RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI / Reuters

15) A boy holds a golden eagle during the second World Nomad Games at Issyk Kul lake in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan. Photo: AP

16) A panda holds her two newborn cubs in a Vienna zoo. Photo: Tiergarten Schönbrunn / AFP / Getty Images

17) A pug competes during the 5th southern Germany pug and bulldog race in Wernau, southern Germany. Photo: CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT / AFP – Getty Images

18) The 2016 Paralympic Summer Games opened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. American Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, in a wheelchair, jumps from a massive ramp and performs a back flip through a giant ring.Photo: UESLEI MARCELINO / Reuters

19) Amputee Amy Purdy dances with a robotic arm during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Wednesday evening. Photo: Mauro Pimentel / AP

20) Two women jump into the Geneva Lake after having slipped on a water slide in front of the Swiss and French Alps mountains during the Summerslide Festival in Clarens, Switzerland. Photo: LAURENT GILLIERON / EPA

21) Air Force Capt. Jennifer Lee, right, kneels as she presents an American flag to Terry Harmon, center seated, daughter of World War II pilot Elaine Danforth Harmon, during burial services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. It took an act of Congress, but Harmon, who died last year at age 95, was finally laid to rest at the cemetery. She was one of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), a group of women who flew military aircraft on noncombat missions during World War II so that men were freed up for combat. The women were not granted military status at the time they served, but received retroactive status as veterans in 1977. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

22) Yvette Florens, 85, kisses her mother, Honorine Rondello, 113, at the retirement home where she lives in Saint-Maximin-La Sainte-Baume, France. Honorine Rondello was born in Paimpol on July 28, 1903. She became the oldest French citizen after the death of Elisabeth Collot on Sept. 4 at 113. Photo: BORIS HORVAT / AFP – Getty Images


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