The World This Week
Images from around the world, showing the current and interesting events of the week that went by. (Pics-AFP)
UNITED STATES: US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (2nd-L) wave after Obama's nomination acceptance speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina on the final day of the Democratic National Convention.
UNITED KINGDOM: Britain's Jonnie Peacock (L) crosses the line first to win ahead of South Africa's Arnu Fourie (2L) and US athlete Richard Brown (R) in the men's 100m T44 final during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London. Peacock won gold, Brown the second and Fourie the bronze.
INDIA: Nuns belonging to the order of the Missionaries of Charity take part in a mass service to commemorate the 15th death anniversary of Mother Teresa at her tomb at the Missionaries of Charity house in Kolkata. Mother Teresa, the "Angel of Mercy," a Nobel peace prize winner and Roman Catholic saint-in-waiting, died on September 5, 1997 in Kolkata.
MACEDONIA: A full moon is seen behind tree branches in Skopje. According to NASA, this is the second time that a full moon is seen - the first was on August 1 to 2. This phenomenon, which is referred to as the 'blue moon', happens every two and a half years on average.
ISRAEL: 40th anniversary of Munich massacre - Israeli athlete Esther Roth-Shachamorov, 60, who survived the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, poses next to an old picture at her home near Tel Aviv. It was September 5, 1972 , the day a group of Palestinian gunmen broke into the quarters of the Israeli men's team at the Olympic Village, killing an athlete, a coach and taking others hostage, demanding the release of 232 prisoners.
SPACE: A satellite captured this image of Hurricane Leslie churning in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda. Hurricane Leslie, a category one storm cycling closer to North America, continued moving northward and was projected to pass over or near Bermuda.
INDIA: Devotees carry a huge idol of the Lord Ganesha through the busy streets of Mumbai. The idols have been prepared for "Ganesh Chaturthi", a 12-day religious festival celebrated across India, this year running September 19-30.