Friday: The day in photos

The crew of aircraft carrier George Washington mans the rails as the ship departs Naval Air <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100603012900" title="Station North" href="/topic/us/maryland/baltimore-county/baltimore/station-north-PLGEO100100603012900.topic">Station North</a> Island in San Diego. George Washington will replace the aircraft carrier <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100904010600" title="Kitty Hawk" href="/topic/us/north-carolina/dare-county/avon-%28dare-north-carolina%29/kitty-hawk-PLGEO100100904010600.topic">Kitty Hawk</a> as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating from Yokosuka, Japan.

( Stephanie Tigner / European Pressphoto Agency / August 22, 2008 )

The crew of aircraft carrier George Washington mans the rails as the ship departs Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. George Washington will replace the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating from Yokosuka, Japan.

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