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Week in Pictures: August 20-26, 2011

This week in pictures: Hurricane Irene, Libya, East Coast Earthquake, and more.

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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)
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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
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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
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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
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August 25: A man accused of being a Gaddafi loyalist mercenary sits in a rebel vehicle in Tripoli. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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