Week in Photos: Etna Erupts, 1st Female Beefeater, More

Week in Photos: Etna Erupts, 1st Female Beefeater, More
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Near Sanaa, Yemen, September 1, 2007—Collected by Yemeni boys making the best of a bad situation, locusts await sale a plastic bag. The insects are considered snacks in the Arab country, which is suffering its worst locust plague since 1993.

Called "threatening and extremely serious" by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the infestation—spawned by frequent rains during the breeding season—is devouring crops across Yemen and may soon cross borders into Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Sudan, and northern Somalia.

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—Photograph by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
 
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