This week in pictures: Hurricane Irene, Libya, East Coast Earthquake, and more.
August 26: A beachgoer in Nags Head, N.C., remains despite evacuation orders for Hurricane Irene. Waves began hitting North Carolina's Outer Banks early Friday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 25: NASA image of Hurricane Irene moving over the Caribbean taken by astronaut Ron Garan from the International Space Station. REUTERS/NASA/Ron Garan
August 22: A member of the media works on a staircase at the Rixos hotel during a power cut in Tripoli. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
August 25: A man accused of being a Gaddafi loyalist mercenary sits in a rebel vehicle in Tripoli. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic