Photos of the Week (09/05/21)

A blanket that reads "Ida please have mercy on Louisiana" hangs outside a house, following Hurricane Ida landfall in Louisiana, in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) U.S. Marines honor their fallen service members killed in action during a ramp ceremony at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: U.S. Central Command

2) A U.S. Air Force aircraft takes off from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 30, 2021, as U.S. troops were racing to complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan and evacuate allies. Photo: Aamir Qureshi / AFP / Getty

3) A helicopter displaying a Taliban flag flies above Taliban supporters gathered to celebrate the U.S. withdrawal of all its troops out of Afghanistan, in Kandahar, on September 1, 2021, following the Taliban’s military takeover of the country.  Photo; Javed Tanveer / AFP / Getty

4) President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden watch as a carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corps Lance Corporal Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California, during a casualty return at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, August 29, 2021. According to the Department of Defense, Nikoui died in an attack at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport, along with 12 other U.S. service members.  Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

5) President Biden looks down at his watch alongside First Lady Jill Biden as they attend the dignified transfer of the remains of a fallen service member at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, August, 29, 2021, one of the 13 members of the US military killed in Afghanistan last week. Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP

6) Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak, one of 13 U.S. service members killed in the airport suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, in Berlin Heights, Ohio, on August 29, 2021.  Photo: Megan Jelinger / Reuters

7) A man takes pictures of high waves along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Ida nears, in New Orleans, on August 29, 2021. Photo: Gerald Herbert / AP

8) A view of an apartment building that burned down overnight after Hurricane Ida struck the Relais Esplanade Apartments in Kenner, Louisiana, on August 30, 2021. Photo: Mickey Welsh / USA TODAY Network via Reuters

9) Theophilus Charles, 70, weeps while sitting on the front porch of his heavily damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Houma, Louisiana, on August 30, 2021. Charles, who hunkered down in the house through the category 4 storm, says he has now lost everything.  Photo: Adrees Latif / Reuters

10) Dartanian Stovall looks at the house that collapsed with him inside during the height of Hurricane Ida, in New Orleans, on August 30, 2021. Stovall said he was inside the house that he was renovating on Lasalle Street in the Uptown neighborhood when the chimney collapsed and the rest of the house followed. He managed to crawl to safety.  Photo: Michael Democker / USA Today Network via Reuters

11) Tiffany Miller is embraced by her daughter Desilynn as she holds her godchild Charleigh, after the family returned to their destroyed home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, on September 1, 2021. Photo: Adrees Latif / Reuters

12) Twin sisters Bridget and Rosalie Serigny, 66, hold their cat Frost as they pose for a photograph after returning to their damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana. The sisters said the category 4 hurricane destroyed the roof of their house and chicken coop. Photo: REUTERS/Adrees Latif

13) People wade through water on August 31, 2021, in Barataria, Louisiana. Many shops, stores, and services are closed as power throughout New Orleans and its surrounding region is down. Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 storm on August 29 in Louisiana and brought flooding and wind damage along the Gulf Coast.  Photo: Brandon Bell / Getty

14) An aerial view shows damaged boats after Hurricane Ida made landfall, in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, on August 31, 2021. Photo: Marco Bello / Reuters

15) A motorist drives a car through a flooded expressway in Brooklyn, New York, early on September 2, 2021, as flash flooding and record-breaking rainfall brought by the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the area.  Photo: Ed Jones / AFP / Getty

16) A new eruption at Mount Etna, seen on August 29, 2021, in Catania, Italy. Once again, the southeast crater erupted, the highest jets of the lava fountain reaching 600 meters. This is the 52nd eruptive episode in 2021; such a large series of eruptions in such a short period of time has not happened for 20 years. Photo: Salvatore Allegra / Anadolu Agency / Getty

17) Valeria Morales, a border patrol agent, searches an Ecuadorian woman who was caught trying to enter the country in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images

18) The flags of the U.S. , Australia and New Zealand are projected onto the sails of the Opera House to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the alliance between the three countries, known as the ANZUS Treaty, in Sydney. Photo: AFP

19) Southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) swim near a man practicing standup paddleboarding in Nuevo Gulf, off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Chubut province, Argentina, Aug. 31, 2021. (Photo released by Telam News Agency)

20) Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson scores what would be the game-winning touchdown during the third quarter of their game against Wisconsin Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. Penn State beat Wisconsin 16-10. Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

21) Penn State safety Ji’Ayir Brown returns an interception during the waning moments of the fourth quarter of their game against Wisconsin Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. Penn State beat Wisconsin 16-10. Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

22) Piotr Van Montagu of Belgium competes in the men’s archery individual compound open 1/8 elimination at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters

23) The US’s Trevon Jenifer falls as he takes a shot during a men’s wheelchair basketball semifinal against Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Photograph: Kiichiro Sato/AP

24) Antonina Vyshyvanova of Ukraine dives from the 21-meter platform on Stari Most (Old Bridge), during the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on August 27, 2021.  Photo: Romina Amato / Red Bull via Getty

25) Two people embrace in a public square as they watch an art installation by the artist Dan Acher called Borealis, in the center of Antwerp, Belgium, on August 29. 2021. Photo: Virginia Mayo / AP

26) Visitors play in the ‘Sprinkle Pool’ installation at the Museum of Ice Cream. The New York-based museum opened its first overseas outlet in Singapore on August 19th amid strict coronavirus protocols. Visitors are required to be vaccinated or produce valid negative tests. Photo: How Hwee Young/EPA

27) When photographer Maggie Shannon was planning her vacation, she did a word association game with some of her favorite things: What involved travel, baking, and fairs? “I grew up going to the agriculture fair in my hometown on Martha’s Vineyard and entering the art and baking contests,” she told BuzzFeed News. “There’s a dog show and a skillet throwing contest, to name a few of the big events.” Shannon came up with the idea of a pie-eating contest road trip and then started reaching out to different festivals earlier this summer.“So many people asked why me, why this tiny town, and I was like that’s exactly why! It was difficult to find festivals that have pie-eating contests,” she said. “A lot of the fairs are very small, local events, so tracking them down involved a lot of phone calls, researching different competitive food eating websites, fruit-focused festivals (peach, blueberry, cherry festivals, etc.), and county fairs in the West. I talked to so many lovely people, and a few invited me out to photograph their contest.” On July 30, she and her husband hit the road for a 14-day road trip to visit three pie-eating contests. At the Archuleta County Fair in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, contestants had to eat a pound of custard in their pie tins. Here’s a contestant with her pie at the Moffat County Fair in Craig, Colorado. Photos: Maggie Shannon

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