Week in pictures: August 31-September 6

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    September 1 is the traditional start of the school year in Estonia. (Siim Lõvi/ERR)

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    Renard FT, the first motorcycle designed and built in Estonia, with a carbon fiber monocoque, was unveiled to the buyer. (Renard Motorcycles)

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    Vao center for refugees was set on fire.

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    Martin Mark's photo of an Iridium flare in the sky above southern Estonia was NASA's picture of the day on September 2. (Martin Mark/Matugraphy.com)

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    US Air Force's F-22 Raptors, pictured flying over Õismäe, Tallinn, conducted a landmark landing in Ämari. (US Air Force)

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    Jevgeni Ossinovski decided not just to go government, but to recall former party head Sven Mikser and most of his team. (Postimees/Scanpix)

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    The long faces of Estonian basketball fans in Riga upon seeing their team loose to the Czech Republic and Belgium over the weekend. (Siim Semiskar/ERR Sport)

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    September is the Estonian Food Month. (Agriculture Ministry)

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    Anett Kontaveit, 19, made it to top 16 at US Open, only bowing down to Venus Williams in round 4. (AFP/Scanpix)

9/8/2015 11:25 AM
Category: Society

The week started with positive news and hopes, as tens of thousands of children started another school year. Sadly, the week took a more tragic turn when the asylum seekers' accommodation center in Vao suffered a suspected arson. Luckily, no one was hurt.

The first Renard GT, the first motorcycle designed and built in Estonia, was presented to the buyer on Monday.

On Tuesday, tens of thousands of children (and adults) started yet another school year in Estonia

On the early hours of September 3, the asylum seekers' accommodation center in Vao suffered a suspected arson. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and PM Taavi Rõivas called for zero tolerance on a brutal attack on a house that had 13 children in it.

Two US Air Force's F-22 Raptors landed in Ämari on Thursday. 

On Saturday, the Estonian Food Month was officially opened at the Viimsi Farmers Market at the Viimsi Open Air Museum.

Otherwise, the weekend was dedicated to sports, where it was mixed news for Estonia. Whereas it was good news in tennis, rowing and football, the national basketball team had to accept two rather demoralizing defeats at the EuroBasket 2015 in Riga.

In politics, the Social Democrats are calling back nearly all of their government ministers and replacing them with new faces, including party chairman Jevgeni Ossinovski.

M. Oll

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