As Hurricane Irene loses her puff, Americans are determined not to get down. Meanwhile, theatre takes to the water


Hurricane Irene may have been downgraded to a tropical storm but that didn’t stop it having a devastating effect on the lives of millions in the US as the first of this week’s Boating Photos shows.


Elsewhere, there’s a slightly more uplifting shot of popstar Ronan Keating on a charity swim, some spectactular images on water-borne drama in China and one of pop’s first ladies visits Venice.


Click here to visit our gallery of boating photos.


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