Newly crowned Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell walks along the shore line on the beach for the traditional Toe Dip the day after she wins the Miss America 2016 Competition in Atlantic City, NJ on September 14, 2015.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray for forgiveness on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, during the Selichot prayers at dawn at the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, in the Old City of Jerusalem, September 13, 2015.
Author Stephen King, actress Sally fields and Berkeley chef Alice Waters were among the 18 recipients of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 10, 2015.
Sahara, a rare red-haired female Hamadryas Baboon, is the first colored baboon to give birth in the Safari and the staff of the zoo hopes the gene for the light-colored fur, which is rare among baboons, has been passed on to the new born.
Former vice president Richard Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney discuss and sign copies of their book "Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America" at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on September 9, 2015.
A rare Middle East sandstorm hit outside Jerusalem's Old City on September 8, 2015. Israelis and Palestinians woke to yellow skies, exhausting heat and high levels of air pollution as a severe sandstorm that originated in Syria moved into the region.
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