Behind the LensWeek in Photos: September 6, 201309.05.13Behind the LensWeek in Photos: September 6, 2013After 53 hours in the water, Diana Nyad succeeded in her fifth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. From a bombing in Baghdad to Miss World pageant protests, see the week's most striking images.09.05.13 6:13 PM ETEvan Vucci/APWashington, D.C.August 31, 2013 Vice President Biden looks on as President Obama delivers remarks on the ongoing situation in Syria from the Rose Garden of the White House. Obama announced he would seek congressional authorization to use force against Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed over 1,400 people in the Damascus suburbs. Muzaffar Salman/ReutersAleppo, SyriaSeptember 3, 2013 A Free Syrian Army fighter holding his weapon is pictured through a hole in the wall in the old city of Aleppo. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/GettyWashington, D.C.September 3, 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talk during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Kerry, and Hagel appeared before the committee to present the Obama Administration's views on obtaining congressional authorization for the use of military force in Syria. Spencer Platt/GettyBrooklyn, NYSeptember 3, 2013 Cherisse Miller speaks to the media near the spot where her 16-month-old son Antiq Hennis was killed in Brownsville. A bullet meant for his father struck and killed the toddler as his father pushed him in his stroller on the evening of September 1. The killing has become an issue in the mayoral campaign, where leading Democratic candidates have been vocal opponents of the police department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy. Yamil Lage/AFP/GettyHavana, CubaAugust 31, 2013 Sixty-four-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad jumps into the water at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club to start her three-day, non-stop journey from Havana to Florida. After swimming for close to 80 hours, Nyad completed the swim on her fourth attempt in three years. The day after her successful swim, Nyad announced that she was "through with the ocean" and would no longer be swimming long distances in seawater. Sabah Arar/AFP/GettyBaghdad, IraqSeptember 3, 2013 Flames rise from a vehicle at the site of a car bomb in the Talbiya neighborhood of Baghdad. Coordinated car bomb attacks ripped through mostly Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people and wounding more than 100. APNajaf, IraqSeptember 4, 2013 Nabil Ahmed carries the body of his two-year-old son, Mohammed, who was killed by a car bomb on Tuesday. Iraq has seen a spike in violence during the last few months as insurgents try to capitalize on rising sectarian and ethnic tensions. The scale of the bloodshed has risen to levels not seen since 2008, when Iraq was pulling back from the brink of civil war. Alexander Demianchuk/ReutersSaint Petersburg, RussiaSeptember 3, 2013 Police are reflected in a shop window displaying traditional nesting dolls with images of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and French President Francois Hollande. World leaders arrived in Russia's second largest city on Thursday for the start of the G20 summit. Pool photo by Edmund D. FountainMarianna, Fla.September 2, 2013 Anthropologists from the University of South Florida remove the first remains from the cemetery at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. Experts were given permission to exhume remains on the unmarked grave site near the school, where close to 100 deaths are thought to have occured during its years of operation from 1900 to 2011. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/ReutersCairo, EgyptSeptember 5, 2013 Police investigate the site of a bomb attack near the house of Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim in Nasr City on Thursday. Ibrahim survived the assassination attempt unscathed after a car bomb blew up his convoy as he was leaving his home. Dita Alangkara/APJakarta, IndonesiaSeptember 5, 2013 Muslim women chant slogans during a protest demanding the cancellation of the Miss World pageant scheduled to take place in Bali and Sentul, West Java later this month. Hundreds of Muslims attended the rally, arguing that the competition violates Islamic teachings. Wong Maye-E/APSingaporeSeptember 5, 2013 Nick Vujicic, right, is accompanied by a lifeguard as he floats in an acrylic safety enclosure while diving among sharks. Vujicic, a Serbian-Australian evangelist and motivational speaker was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. He was in the city-state to give a motivational talk and stopped for a visit to the "Shark Encounter at Marine Life Park" exhibit at Resorts World Sentosa.