Crisis in Afghanistan 

Silhouettes of US Marines are seen in 2009 in Herat, Afghanistan.

Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc 

A resident walks through floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.  The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images