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Local residents, left to right, Levi Wolfe, Miranda Woodard, Tyler Sadar, and Genevieve Marquez help salvage and clean property in an area inundated after days of flooding, in Hygeine, Colo., Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Searches continue for missing people in isolated Colorado mountain towns. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Flooded Colo. towns clean up as rescues continue (Photo Gallery)

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened to reveal cabins toppled, homes ripped from their foundations and everything covered in a thick layer of muck. […]

09/16/2013

In this photo made with a fisheye lens, the Tribute in Light rises above buildings in lower Manhattan during a test, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in New York. The light display commemorates the twin towers of the World Trade Center that were destroyed in terrorist attacks 12 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. […]

09/12/2013

The World Trade Center Flag is presented as friends and relatives of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks gather at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, for a ceremony marking the 12th anniversary of the attacks in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Nation pauses on 9/11 to pay tribute to victims

NEW YORK (AP) — As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have […]

09/11/2013

A 10-foot chain link fence surrounds the home of Ariel Castro in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Cleveland house in kidnap, rape case is demolished (see photos)

CLEVELAND (AP) — With several swipes from the arm of an excavator and a smattering of applause from spectators, demolition began Wednesday morning on the Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped […]

08/07/2013

Pope Francis visits with journalists during the papal flight direct to Rio de Janeiro, Monday, July 22, 2013.  Francis, the 76-year-old Argentine who became the church's first pontiff from the Americas in March, returns to the embrace of Latin America to preside over the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day festival.  During his flight from Rome, Francis warned about youth unemployment in some countries in the double digits, telling about 70 journalists aboard the papal plane that there is a "risk of having a generation that hasn't worked." He said, "Young people at this moment are in crisis." (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

PHOTOS: Francis begins first trip home as pope

Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro to begin a weeklong visit to participate in the World Youth Day festival. After making a no-frills flight on a charter jet from Italy on Monday, the pontiff […]

07/23/2013

In this July 16, 2013 file photo, South African artist Paul Blomkamp explains the meaning behind the giant acrylic-on-canvas painting he has made of former South African President Nelson Mandela, at his studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Artists celebrate Mandela with paintings

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With giant portraits of Nelson Mandela and colorful posters, South African artists are celebrating the 95th birthday Thursday of the anti-apartheid leader, who remains hospitalized although his condition has improved. The “father […]

07/18/2013

A female inmate hand crew from Puerta La Cruz and firefighters in an engine company with them set fire to reinforce the line to stave off part of the Mountain Fire burning up a hill toward them on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 off Apple Canyon Road near Lake Hemet, Calif. Tuesday, July 17th, 2013. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Crystal Chatham)

Idyllwild wildfire grows (PHOTOS)

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in mountains west of Palm Springs burned seven homes and led to the evacuation of dozens more, officials said. The blaze destroyed three houses, damaged another and destroyed three […]

07/17/2013

This image made from Egyptian state television shows Laila Iskander as she is sworn in as environment minister by interim President Adly Mansour, unseen, in Cairo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Egyptian State Television)

Egypt Cabinet has women, Christians; no Islamists

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim leader swore in a Cabinet on Tuesday that included women and Christians but no Islamists as the military-backed administration moved swiftly to formalize the new political order and present a […]

07/16/2013

In this photo taken on Saturday, July 13, 2013, people inspect the scene of a motorcycle bomb attack in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Deadly start to holy month in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Ramadan this year is shaping up to be the deadliest in Iraq since a bloody insurgency and rampant sectarian killings pushed the country to the edge of civil war in the wake […]

07/16/2013

Police officers wait for demonstrators to arrive on Crenshaw Boulevard near the I-10 freeway during a protest in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 14, 2013, the day after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

LA to deploy more police to prevent disturbances

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police plan to be out in much greater force to prevent any more violence spiraling out of protests over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida […]

07/16/2013

US Homeland Security Police vehicles outside Federal Courthouse where a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent shot and killed another agent, Long Beach, California. (AP Photo)

FBI says fed agent killing justified

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An immigration agent was justified in fatally shooting a colleague who opened fire on their boss in a federal office building last year, the FBI has determined.

03/15/2013