Pictures of the Week: August 31 – September 7

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Sept. 3, 2012. First lady Michelle Obama finishes an interview during preparations for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

From an eruption on the sun and the death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea to Redhead Day in the Netherlands and students heading back to school around the world, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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