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


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.