Hurricane Irene in pictures

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">A ferry from Ocracoke Island delivers passengers to Hatteras, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. A visitor evacuation is underway on Ocracoke Island as Hurricane Irene approaches the Carolinas and the east coast.  &#40;AP Photo&#47;Gerry Broome&#41; (AP Photo&#47; Gerry Broome)</span></div>
August 25, 2011 8:38:46 AM PDT