'Burning Man Festival' participants walk toward the sunrise, north of Gerlach. The annual, week-long festival opened on Aug. 26 this year, in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.
Drop Him A Line
Lugh McLaughlin, 9, of Middleburg, N.Y., watches his line for a bite, as he fishes from a bridge over Washington Park Lake, in Albany, N.Y.
Itsy, Bitsy Spider
A garden spider rebuilds its web outside a window, following heavy rainfall, in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Back To School
Dave Brundeen, head custodian at Lucile Erwin Middle School, in Loveland, Colo., cleans the floors in preparation for the new school year. More than 700 students descended on the school for the first day of classes.
A Cloak Of Smoke
An air tanker flies low through heavy smoke, to drop its load of fire retardant on the Fenton Lake fire. Nearly 3,300 acres of New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest were scorched. La Cueva, a nearby community of about 200 homes was evacuated.
A reveller throws a tomato towards the camera, during the 'Tomatina' fiesta, in the eastern village of Bunyol. Tens of thousands of celebrants pelted each other with ripe tomatoes during one the world's biggest tomato fights, and one of Spain's oddest fiestas.
A Family United
Teresa Juarez, 46, right, rests with her daughter Rosa, 25, left, and two grand-daughters, Marcela and Angelica, in their cardboard shelter. The family collects items from the Nejapa dump, north of San Salvador. The World Summit on Sustainable Development was to focus on uplifting the world's poor and protecting the global environment this year.
A neighbor peeks out of a hole left by a mortar shell, in the Jewish settlemet of Neve Dekalim, in the Gaza Strip. The mortar, fired by Palestinian militants, hit the top floor of the house. No one was injured.
Malaysians dance during a rehearsal for 'National Day' celebrations, at Independence Square, in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia marked the 45th anniversary of independence from British rule on Aug. 31.
Tempers Still Flaring
A Palestinian youth sets fire to trash cans and tires, during an Israeli army-imposed curfew, in Ramallah. Four members of a Palestinian family had been killed in a raid by Israeli tanks, drawing vows of revenge from Hamas militants. The attack possibly frayed a security deal meant to lay the groundwork for a ceasefire.