The week's best photojournalism

In the week's most captivating images, lightning flashes across the Missouri sky, a "living goddess" helps usher in the harvest season, and more

Living Goddess Kumari Unikia Bajracharya is adorned by her mother.
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Lauren Hansen

Lauren Hansen produces The Week’s podcasts and videos and edits the photo blog, Captured. She also manages the production of the magazine's iPad app. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she previously worked at the BBC and Frontline. She knows a thing or two about pretty pictures and cute puppies, both of which she tweets about @mylaurenhansen.