This Week in Photos, Feb. 14 - 20, 2014
You won't see this kissing contest and undie run in the Olympics, but you will find them and more in this week in photos.
photoweek_022014_ss_001A couple participates during a kissing contest held in celebration of Valentine's Day at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing. About 100 couples competed by kissing in various poses during the competition and an iPhone 5S was presented to the winning couple. 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_002Gracie Gold of the United States competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on Day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_003To mark its launch, a SKODA Yeti Outdoor is encased in ice on Feb. 19, 2014 in London's Covent Garden. Since its original launch in 2009, more than 2.9000 Yetis have found homes in the United Kingdom. 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_004Volkswagen Beetle cars are parked in a line in front of the triumphal arch at the arcades of the Parc du Cinquantenaire during a "Love Bugs Parade" in Brussels, Belgium. 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_005A float that portrays French President Francois Hollande sitting on cheeses makes its way through the crowd during the Carnival parade in Nice on Feb. 15, 2014. The 130th Carnival of Nice runs to March 4 and celebrates the "King of Gastronomy." 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_006Rowers dressed with costumes take part in the traditional regatta on the Grand Canal, which officially opens Carnival on Feb. 16, 2014 in Venice, Italy. The 2014 Carnival of Venice will run from February 15 to March 4 and includes a program of gala dinners, parades, dances, masked balls and music events. 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_007Dancers perform a fire dragon dance under a shower of sparks from molten iron during a folk art performance ahead of the Lantern Festival in Queshan county, Henan province, China, on Feb. 13, 2014. The Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 14 this year, occurs on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year and marks the end of the Spring Festival. 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_008Runners in their undies and a range of Valentine-inspired outfits participate in Cupid's Undie Run in West Hollywood, CA, Feb. 15, 2014. Runners from Los Angeles and San Diego counties took part in the underwear run to raise money for the Children's Tumour Foundation. Cupid's Undie Run is the world's largest organized underwear run serving as an international fundraiser to benefit the Children's Tumour Foundation (CTF) in Australia and the United States. 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_009Chinese boys jump swing over a bonfire at a village in Puning, southern China's Guangdong province during an annual ritual to mark their coming of age and also touring good luck to their families. Puning City is the reputed as the "Shirt Kingdom" with its over 1,400 clothing and apparel companies located in the city, with yearly exports of over $1.6 billion worth of textiles. 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_010A man works on a sculpture made of oranges and lemons on Feb. 14, 2014 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron' (Lemon carnival). The theme of this 81st edition, running from Feb. 15 until March 5, 2014, is '20 000 lieues sous les mers' (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea). 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_011A woman photographs ice formations at sunset on a rock face of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake, to the sea caves near Cornucopia, WI, on Feb. 14, 2014. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, about 94 percent of Lake Superior is covered with ice, enabling thousands of people to visit the islands on foot for the first time since 2009. The Great Lakes, which contain one fifth of the world's surface fresh water, are 88 percent covered with ice. 960 1280
photoweek_022014_ss_014Male participants compete in the 2014 Naken Sledding World Championships on Feb. 15, 2014 in Hecklingen, near Magdeburg, Germany. The annual event, sponsored by a local radio station, draws thousands of spectators. 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
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