Week in Photos: Magnetar Explosion, Devil's Bible, More

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Cheju Island, South Korea, September 16, 2007—Typhoon Nari lashes a South Korean woman with heavy rain and gale-force winds as she attempts to cross a flooded street on Cheju Island. (See a map of South Korea.)

The 11th typhoon of the year, Nari—named after a type of South Korean flower—battered much of the country, killing at least 15 people and leaving thousands homeless.

But Cheju was the hardest hit, and government officials have declared the resort island a special disaster area to facilitate recovery and rescue efforts.

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