This Week in Photos, August 12-18, 2011
Don't miss our favorite photos from this week in travel - pipe bands compete in the World Pipe Band Championship, students take an upside-down yoga class and much more.
photoweek_ss_0819_005_596x334Race fans Chuck Cummings (L) and Bill Flint place plastic pink flamingos in the salt near their viewing area during the Bonneville SpeedWeek race on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Hundreds of drag race cars will attempt to set land speed records during the week. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0819_008_596x334A French monk joins pilgrims in a game of tug of war in Oviedo, Spain, during celebrations leading up to Pope Benedict's visit. Up to 1 million pilgrims are expected to attend various events during the week, culminating in the Pope's arrival in Madrid. 960 1280
photoweek_1213_ss_001U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class EO3 John Chen, 23, from Lakehurst, NJ, kisses his new bride, Victoria Chan, 25, from Manhattan, as they pose for photographers after they were married in a civil ceremony at New York City's Office of the City Clerk. Hundreds of couples packed the office in lower Manhattan to be married on the date 12/12/12 as this will be the last such triple date for almost a century until January 1, 2101. 960 1280
photoweek_1213_ss_009A mother and child look at a decorative bear at a country house estate in the village of Grabovnica near Cazma, central Croatia. The 7-acre estate owned by the Salaj family is lit with 1.3 million Christmas lights and turns into a winter wonderland every December, attracting thousands of visitors. 960 1280
photoweek_1206_ss_001Actors dressed as Joseph and the Three Wise Men stroll past the US Capitol Building after participating in a live nativity scene in front of the Supreme Court in DC. The Christian Defense Coalition created “The Nativity Project” event to demonstrate that such displays are protected by the First Amendment. 960 1280
photoweek_1206_ss_003Berlin Technical University students dress up as Santas and angels for a pre-Christmas gathering at the cafeteria of the Studentenwerk Nord student support service. The students completed a Santa workshop and will visit company parities and families during the holiday season as a way to earn extra money to help fund their studies. 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-001In her web series, You Get the Picture, photographer Lizzy Sullivan traverses New York City while demonstrating how to take great travel photos. In Washington Square Park, Lizzy Snaps photographs street performer Wyndham Baird under the Washington Square Arch.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/16, Shutter Speed: 1/125th s, ISO: 100 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-003At NYC’s Izakaya Mew restaurant, Lizzy Snaps demonstrates how to photograph a delicious plated sushi dish.
Settings: Lens: 50mm, Aperture: 1.4, Shutter Speed 1/60th s, ISO: 400 960 1280