Hurricane Harvey pours over Texas // An overhead view of the flooding in Houston from Buffalo Bayou on Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway as heavy rain continues to fall on the city Monday.
People displaced by the hurricane take shelter in the Houston Convention Center as the slow-moving storm inches its way through Southern Texas on Tuesday.
Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters rise Sunday in Houston.
Lucas Garcia walks out of his home Saturday in Refugio, Texas, where he and other family members rode out Hurricane Harvey in one room.
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A man carries a child across a flooded street in Houston on Sunday as they search for higher ground.
Genice Gipson, right, comforts her lifelong friend Loretta Capistran, outside Ms. Capistran’s apartment complex in Refugio, Texas, on Monday.
A worker digs up cobblestones that covered a now closed stretch of 17th Street in Shockoe Bottom. The work is part of the estimated $4.3 million facelift for the Farmers’ Market area, which dates to the 1780s and is among the oldest such marketplaces in the country. The old pavilions, concrete and stones are being removed between Main and Franklin streets to create a European-style plaza with market stalls on the side and an open space for local and regional events. The outdoor setting that is to be finished next year is designed to complement the revamped Main Street Station with its grand indoor event space. Despite the work, businesses located along the street are still open and accessible by the sidewalk.
Allium blossoms in North Side
Everybody salsa! // Everybody steps out to dance at the 10th Annual Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival last Saturday at Broad Rock Industrial Park in South Side. The event featured several performers, including Wanda Lopez
Dariana De La Rosa, left, and her dance partner Enrique Blanco
Carmen Santiago, left, and Veronica Estia.
Black woman rising // An audience of about 125 people toast author Arvat McClaine during a book signing and talk last Saturday at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson Ward. Dr. McClaine’s recently published book, “When Black Women Speak the Universe Listens: A Glimpse Into Our Personal Passage and Rightful Place in the Universe,” focuses on African-American female empowerment.
With chapters such as “Obey Your Mama,” “It’s all in Your Mind” and “Being Fearless,” Dr. McClaine outlines her path to success and journey from being an impoverished, shy and suicidal young woman to a financially successful, educated and happy adult.
Sands of Tibetan time //
Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Brookhaven, Ga., create a sand mandala during a five-day process in mid-August at the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Downtown.
The Tibetan Buddhist tradition begins with chanting and laying out the mandala, then placing the sand, which is painted. The monks held public meditation sessions each evening as the mandala was created. During the Aug. 20 closing ceremony, the mandala was dismantled to symbolize the belief in the transitory nature of material life. Small packets of sand were given to members of the audience.