Photos of the Week (09/03/17)

1) Houston overpass before and after flooding.  Composite: Alamy Stock Photos / Reuters

2) Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

3) Rescuers push a boat carrying evacuees to high ground during a rain from Tropical Storm Harvey lashes Texas. Photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters

4) Precinct 6 Deputy Constables Sgt. Paul Fernandez, from left, Sgt. Michael Tran and Sgt. Radha Patel rescue an elderly woman from rising water on North MacGregor Way, near Brays Bayou, after heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey. Photograph: Jon Shapley/AP

5) A Texas National Guard soldier carries a woman on his back as they conduct rescue operations in flooded areas around Houston.  Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters

6) People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Road.  Photograph: Thomas B. Shea/AFP/Getty Images

7) Matthew Koser, hypothermic and shaking, is rescued from atop his car after looking for important papers and heirlooms inside his grandfather’s house after it was flooded by heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017 in the Bear Creek neighborhood of west Houston, Texas. The neighborhood flooded after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir. (Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

8) A helicopter carries an evacuee during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

9) A Coast Guard helicopter hoists a wheel chair on board after lifting a person to safety from the area that was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

10) Following Hurricane Harvey, a woman is evacuated by the US coastguard in Beaumont, Texas.  Photograph: Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles/US Coast Guard/EPA

11) Members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries help rescue Mike Henry, right, and his partner Rosemarie Carpenter during flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

12) Aaron Tobias who said he lost everything stands in what is left of his home after Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of the house in Rockport. Tobias said he was able to get his wife and kids out before the storm arrived but he stayed there and rode it out. Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

13) Sam Speights tries to hold back tears while holding his dogs and surveying the damage to his home in the wake in Rockport, Texas. Photo: AP

14) Lisa Rehr holds her four-year old son Maximus, as they await to be evacuated with their belongings after they lost their home from Rockport. Photo: Adrees Latif / Reuters

15) Andrew White (left) helps a neighbor down a street after rescuing her from her home in his boat in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood. Photo: Getty Images

16) IN LAST WEEK’S PHOTOS: Daisy Graham reacts to the news that a friend of hers may still be in an apartment that was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. The friends were found alive, but still hiding in the shower stall after the homes roof was blown off and walls blown in by the high winds. Joe Raedle / Getty Images. THE UPDATE: Donna Raney is helped out of the window by Lee Guerrero and Daisy Graham after Hurricane Harvey destroyed her apartment in Rockport. Donna was hiding in the shower after the roof blew off and the walls of her home caved in by the winds of Hurricane Harvey.  Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

17) A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston, Texas.  Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

18) After helping the driver of a submerged truck get to safety, a man floats on the flooded freeway. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP

19) Elderly patients, many of them bedridden, are rescued from Gulf Health care centre which was left with nearly a foot of water in the lobby after Hurricane Harvey. Photograph: DDP USA/Rex/Shutterstock

20) The US president, Donald Trump, and the first lady, Melania Trump, head for Marine One, which was to carry them to Texas to view the storm damage. By the time they landed in Austin, Mrs Trump had changed her footwear and donned a baseball cap bearing the legend FLOTUS (first lady of the US). Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

21) President Trump and Melania Trump meet people impacted by Hurricane Harvey during a visit to the NRG Center in Houston, on Sept. 2, 2017. He lifted this girl into his arms to give her a kiss.(Photo: Susan Walsh, AP)

22) A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is unveiled on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta on Aug. 28, 2017. The statue’s unveiling Monday came more than three years after Georgia lawmakers endorsed the project. The 8-foot (2.44-meter) bronze statue was unveiled on the 54th anniversary of King’s “I have a dream” speech at the march on Washington. Photo: David Goldman / AP

23) Four actors on horseback dressed in Game of Thrones-inspired costumes carry the Queen’s baton through the Dark Hedges in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Queen’s baton relay is on a nationwide tour before heading to Europe in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

24) Competitors take part in the 10th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose ’n’ Bowl pub in Bacup, UK. Contestants participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire gravy for two minutes while being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

25) People take part in the traditional tomato fight called Tomatina. Every year on the last Wednesday of August, thousands visit the small village of Bunol, Spain to attend the festival, a battle in which about 160 tons of tomatoes are used.  Photograph: Miguel Angel Polo/EPA

26) Huan Huan cradles her cub in a panda enclosure at Beauval zoo. She gave birth to twins but one died soon after. Huan Huan, her partner Yuan Zi and the newborn are the only giant pandas living in France.  Photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty

27) Fiona the baby hippopotomus makes an appearance for a photoshoot at the Cincinnati zoo. Photograph: AFP/Getty

28) The image of 20,000 bees latched onto a pregnant woman doesn’t exactly suggest maternal bliss. But for one Ohio woman, the swarm was picture-perfect. Beekeeper Emily Mueller, 33, struck a pose with a swarm of honeybees. “A lot of people think I’m insane but I’m so comfortable with bees, so it was never something I had anxiety about,” the professional beekeeper told SWNS. She did get stung three times during the shoot, but says it was worth it for those photos, and the chance to give bees a better rep. “I just want to raise awareness about how gentle they are.” KENDRAH DAMIS PHOTOGRAPHY/South West News Service

29) A man walks past the new Guiness world record for the world’s highest sand castle (16.68m) in the city of Duisburg, Germany.  Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

30) A tourist visiting Kensington Palace takes a photo of her friend next to tributes to Princess Diana. The 20th anniversary of Diana’s death was on August 31. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP


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