Pictures of the Week: August 24 – August 31

Arno Burgi—DPA / Landov
Arno Burgi—DPA / Landov
Aug. 26, 2012. Visitors to Holi Open Air throw colored powder in Dresden, Germany.

From Hurricane Isaac in the Caribbean and colorful Holi celebrations in Germany to the Paralympics in London and a tree full of goats in Morocco, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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