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A resident surveys the scene on North Main Street, left under water by Tropical Storm Irene. Thousands of Vermont utility customers were without power Monday, and hundreds of roads were closed and a number of bridges were destroyed by the flooding.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glenn Russell / Free Press

Highway 12 on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the main road that connects Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the mainland, was destroyed by Hurricane Irene.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / Reuters

The sun rises Monday on Coney Island, a day after Hurricane Irene swept through the New York City area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty Images

A young man jumps over a charging bull during the second of the five encierros, or bull runs, held during the local feast of Nuestra Senora del Rosario.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Juan Martin Misis / European Pressphoto Agency

Valerie Adams of New Zealand celebrates after winning the women's shot put competition at the 13th IAAF World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franck Robichon / European Pressphoto Agency

Young dancers wait backstage before performing at a local school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Barria / Reuters

A worker polishes the exterior surface of an unfinished miniature submarine at the workshop of Zhang Wuyi, a local farmer who is interested in scientific inventions. Zhang has successfully tested his self-made miniature submarine Shuguang Hao, which is 12 feet long, 6 feet tall and has a maximum diving depth of 65 feet. "I hope to sell my submarine as a civil product with the price of about 100,000 yuan ($15,670) after safety tests, and a merchant has decided to order one in this month", Zhang said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Lee / Reuters

Rescuers and volunteers search for a fourth person believed to him been buried alive in an avalanche of rubbish at the city dump at the height of Typhoon Nanmadol. The storm left at least 16 people dead after hitting the Philippines, and the toll is expected to rise as hopes of finding those missing fade, officials said.


Israeli soldiers search for Hamas members during an operation in the West Bank city of Hebron.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abed al Hashlamoun / European Pressphoto Agency

Libyan rebels stand on the charred tail section of an Afriqiyah Airways plane from the national carrier's fleet in Tripoli.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Baz / AFP / Getty Images

A performer takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Monday, a public holiday, is the second and busiest day of the two-day festival, which attracts about a million people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carl Court / AFP / Getty Images

Kristin Hedstrom, left and Julie Nichols, competing for the U.S. at the World Rowing Championships, cross the finish line in the lightweight women's double sculls competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Filip Horvat / Associated Press

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Monday’s Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where residents are surveying the damage wreaked by Hurricane Irene. Almost 50,000 Vermont utility customers were without power Monday, hundreds of roads were closed and a number of bridges destroyed by flooding caused by by the remnants of Irene.  Highway 12 in North Carolina, the main road that connects Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the mainland,  was destroyed.

In London, a dancer takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival, a two-day festival that attracts about a million people; and a young man leaps over a bull during another festival in Spain.

Elsewhere, rescuers and volunteers search for bodies in the northern Philippines after an avalanche of rubbish at the city dump was triggered by Typhoon Nanmadol; Israeli soldiers take part in a military operation searching for Hamas members in the West Bank city of Hebron; and Libyan rebels stand on a charred Afriqiyah Airways plane from the national carrier’s fleet in Tripoli.

Add stops in China, North Korea, New York and Slovenia to round out the report.

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