Photos of the Week: 9/12 - 9/19

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This photo provided by the Oregon State Police shows a truck hanging over the bridge. An Oregon State Police spokesman said the truck driver has been cited after a commercial truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon, leaving the truck and trailer hanging over the bridge railing above the waterway. Lt. Gregg Hastings says an estimated 100 gallons of diesel leaked into the river Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Oregon State Police)
The New York Giants take the field against the Arizona Cardinals during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Ron Antonelli, Getty Images)
Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Idhad Zakaria, AP)
A protestor holds a smoke bomb during a demonstration outside the President Palace in Kiev, on September 17, 2014. Activists from far-right nationalist movements protested against the adoption on September 16, of laws that give extra self-rule powers to some rebel-held territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions on eastern Ukraine. (Genya Savilov, AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists sit on the concrete stairs in the service area of a resort after the designated area for shelter was destroyed by winds in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. (Victor R. Caivano, AP)
A tourist looks to the ocean from inside a debris-filled area at the Hilton hotel after the resort sustained severe damage from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.  Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to big box stores and luxury hotels, leaving roads and entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. (Victor R. Caivano, AP)
U.S. Marines unfold up a giant U.S.flag before an NFL football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Diego. (AP, Gregory Bull)
Flood victims wade through receding flood waters as they walk back after collecting relief material in village Teing near Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. (Altaf Qadri, AP)
The body of Tatiana Medvedeva, killed in an attack on a bus, is seen covered by a jacket in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives. (Darko Vojinovic, AP)
Revelers throw colored powders in the air during the Holi Festival of Colors in Lisbon, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. The festival, which is mainly celebrated during the Hindu spring festival Holi in some regions of India and Nepal, has become popular among people in other communities. (Francisco Seco, AP)
President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up as he greets military personnel at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The president was briefed by commanders at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) regarding the terrorist threat posed by ISIS. (Grant Jefferies, Bradenton Herald/MCT via Getty Images)
Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy slides safely past Cincinnati Reds catcher Brayan Pena during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Milwaukee. Lucroy scored from second on a hit by Ryan Braun. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Members of the military gather their belongings from the stairwell of a closed subway entrance, as they leave following an Independence Day parade by Mexico's Armed Forces, in central Mexico City, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Mexico is marking the 204th anniversary of its independence from Spain. (Rebecca Blackwell, AP)
U.S Secretary of State John Kerry listens as Turkey's foreign minister addresses the media prior to their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Kerry is in the region to speak with leaders about strategies to address the threat from ISIS. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sept. 12 that the US would provide an additional $500 million in humanitarian aid to victims of the war in Syria, bringing total American assistance to $2.9 billion since the start of the conflict in 2011. (Brendan Smialowski, AP)
Members of a parachutist group run carrying a soldier, as they joke around ahead of the start of the Independence Day parade by Mexico's Armed Forces, in central Mexico City, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Mexico is marking the 204th anniversary of its independence from Spain. (Rebecca Blackwell, AP)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates celebrates his touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Diego. (Gregory Bull, AP)
Code Pink for Peace organizer Medea Benjamin (C) protests against U.S. military action in Iraq as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Senators questioned the top military and civilian leaders about the threat posed by the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
Pedestrians and motor vehicles are submerged in standing water during Typhoon Kalmaegi on September 16, 2014 in Haikou, Hainan province of China. Typhoon Kalmaegi met with astronomic tide, which led to a maximum tidal level of 4.37m on Tuesday. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
A Yes campaign washing line for the Scottish independence referendum stands backdropped by Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided. (Matt Dunham, AP)
Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas gets hung up in a dugout suite as he chases a foul ball hit by Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (Charlie Riedel, AP)
A woman waits in one of two Liberian Ministry of Health ambulances parked outside the Redemption Transfer Center (an old hospital converted to an intake center for Ebola patients) waiting with patients in the poor neighborhood of Monrovia that locals call 'New Kru Town on Monday September 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Health care workers are overwhelm with new patients since the Ebola outbreak. Liberians have been living under extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens. (Michel du Cille, The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Jim Murphy, a lawmaker for the Labour party, center, reacts with fellow anti-independence Better Together campaigners as they celebrate their 'no' win in the Scottish independence referendum, in Glasgow, U.K., on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scotland voted to remain in the U.K. after an independence referendum that put the future of the 307-year-old union on a knife edge and risked years of political and financial turmoil. (Chris Ratcliffe, Bloomberg via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0124 -- Pictured: (l-r) Barbra Streisand and host Jimmy Fallon sing a duet on September 15, 2014 -- (Douglas Gorenstein, NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Smoke rises from the King fire as a firefighter looks for hot spots near Fresh Pond, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The blaze that started Sunday has consumed more than 18,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained.(Rich Pedroncelli, AP)
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen (22) is mobbed after closing out the ninth inning to win the division against the Atlanta Braves at Turner field on September 16, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. (Jonathan Newton, The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones celebrates with fans after a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Baltimore. Baltimore won 8-2 to clinch the American League East. (Patrick Semansky, AP)
People move a fallen tree to clear up the road during typhoon Kalmaegi on September 16, 2014 in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province of China. Typhoon Kalmaegi his Zhanjiang on Tuesday. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty)
A cat is silhouetted as it walks over a fence in Sehnde near Hannover, northern Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Meteorologist predict stable sunny weather for the upcoming days in Germany. (Julian Stratenschulte, AP)
Benjamin Crump, a Florida lawyer representing the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African-American shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., raises his hands, imitating what he claimed to be the gesture of Brown before he was shot by police, during a forum "Ferguson and Beyond: Profiling in America" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Crump is also the attorney for the Trayvon Martin family. (Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP)
Lightnings strike during an evening thunderstorm on September 16, 2014 in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. (Hector Retamal, AFP/Getty Images)
Law enforcement officers salute as the honor guard arrives for a funeral service for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who is charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (Matt Slocum, AP)
Wide receiver Devin Hester #17 of the Atlanta Falcons returns a punt for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Scott Cunningham, Getty Images)
Hurricane Odile approaches Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile turned into a Category 4 hurricane and it's expected to make a close brush with the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Sunday evening. (Victor R. Caivano, AP)
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., waits in the staff seating area for the start of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. policy towards Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Bill Clark, CQ Roll Call/Getty)


Rescue workers in Oregon responded to a sensational calamity on Thursday when they arrived to see a semi-tractor trailer dangling off the side of a bridge, the Associated Press reported. The truck's driver was cited with careless driving and failing to stay in his lane, according to the AP. The crash resulted in roughly 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaking into the Umpqua River, and it sent the driver to the hospital with minor injuries.

As we head into the last full weekend of summer, take a moment to look back at the past week in photos.

We are entering one of the greatest times of the year for sports, as Major League Baseball's playoff bracket is taking shape and the NFL is now in full swing. The Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were among the baseball teams to clinch a playoff berth this week. Also, the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL had a record-setting night in their win over Tampa Bay during Thursday Night Football.

Many of the most stunning photos this week came from the severe weather around the world, with Hurricane Odile hitting Mexico, and Pakistan and India experiencing serious flooding. A typhoon hit the south of China, while wildfires continued to burn in California.

In entertainment news, legendary singer Barbra Streisand made her first appearance on the Tonight Show in more than 50 years to promote her new album, which was released on Tuesday.

Scotland's vote whether to dissolve its 307-year alliance with the United Kingdom was also in the spotlight, as well as protests in the Ukraine and in Washington, D.C., and the continuing fight against the Ebola virus.

Check back next week to see the best sports, news and entertainment photos from the first days of fall.
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