Surf's Up

A surfer paddles out to catch a wave as the surf begins to pick up in front of Hurricane Irene on Aug. 26 in Kitty Hawk, N.C. Dare County, which includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills, has ordered a mandatory evacuation of tourists and residents as Hurricane Irene strengthens and moves closer to the area. The eye of the hurricane was expected to pass over Dare County on Saturday afternoon. Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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