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China is confident it will hit its growth target of 7.5 percent this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday, adding the government was ready to adjust policy to make sure it does. (Jon Woo/Reuters) # 9 Two Nepalese Hindu women pilgrims, also known as Bolboms, sleep with their children after praying Shiva, the God of Destruction, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on July 28. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/sleepers_part_ii.html

Deadly flooding in India and Pakistan

12. The main city in Indian Kashmir has "drowned completely" under floodwaters, a senior official said, with the deadly inundation now affecting about two million people in neighboring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry. (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images) # 23 Kashmiri flood affected people wait for relief goods in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 10 Sept. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/deadly_flooding_in_india_and_pakistan.html

Volcanic activity

(ESA/Hubble, NASA, D. Calzetti (UMass) and the LEGUS Team) # 6 An illustration of the supermassive black hole located in the middle of the very dense galaxy M60-UCD1. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/images_from_nasa.html

Images from NASA

(Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images) # 14 Mount Slamet spews volcanic materials viewed from Tegal, Central Java, Indonesia, on Sept. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/volcanic_activity.html