This Week in Photos, Jan. 17, 2014 - Jan. 23, 2014
From festivals in India, Spain and Taiwan to Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris and the Winter X Games in Aspen, CO – see this week in photos from around the world.
photoweek_012314_ss_001A man bathes in the icy cold water of a brook as air temperature is - 16 C (3 degrees Fahrenheit) during a celebration of Epiphany in Kashira, on Jan. 19, 2014 in south of Moscow. According to traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church, Russians bathe in lakes or rivers just after the midnight of Epiphany. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_002A worker inspects the Christ the Redeemer statue which was damaged during lightning storms in Rio de Janeiro Jan. 21, 2014. Lightning strikes damaged the iconic figure's head and its right hand. The statue was hit on Jan. 17 when a powerful electric storm swept through the city emitting more than 40,000 lightning strikes throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_003David Wise catches big air during the Men's Ski Super Pipe Elimination at the Winter X Games in Aspen, CO, Jan., 22 2014. The finals for the Men's Ski Super Pipe will be held Friday night at Buttermilk Mountain. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_004Dinosaur replicas are displayed during a media preview of the 'Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction' exhibition at the Art Science museum on Jan. 23, 2014 in Singapore. Southeast Asia's biggest dinosaur exhibition will feature more than 400 fossils and models, as well as more than 50 original artworks. This exhibition combines 4 exhibitions from the renowned American Museum of Natural History, San Juan National Science Museum, SCI! Expo at Monash University and artist Peter Trusler. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_006An Israeli archaeologist cleans a 1,500-year-old floor mosaic depicting the resurrection of Jesus Christ, in a newly-discovered church dating back to the Byzantine era, in the village of Aluma in southern Israel on Jan. 22, 2014. Experts say the Christogram deliberately excluded human depiction of Jesus because of its position on the floor where worshippers would tread. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_007Kathak dancer, Namrata Rai performs in front of the 1,000-year-old Surya Mandir or Sun Temple on the first day of a 2-day 'Uttarardh Mahotsav' or Dance Festival at Modhera, some 100 kms from Ahmedabad on Jan. 20, 2014. The 2-day Uttarardh Mahotsav or Festival of Classical Dance is organized by the Gujarat State Department of Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_008People throw turnips at the Jarramplas during the Jarramplas Festival on Jan. 19, 2014 in Piornal, Spain. The centuries-old Jarramplas festival takes place annually every Jan. 19-20 on Saint Sebastian Day and this year they expect to use more than 20,000 kilograms of turnips. It is generally believed to symbolize the expulsion of everything bad. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_009Dancers perform a routine during a 'flashmob' event outside St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London Jan. 23, 2014. They were promoting a forthcoming fundraising tower-running event for the homeless charity shelter. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_010Actors and puppeteers from the West End production of the play 'War Horse' perform in front of the London Eye Ferris wheel to celebrate their 2000th performance on Jan. 21, 2014 in London. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_011Pyramid ice sculpture displayed at the 'Fantasy Ice World' on Jan. 23, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Ice sculptors from the famous Harbin Ice Festival create the 7 wonders of the world as part of a new exhibition. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_012Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during day 11 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 23, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_013Pedestrians walk past the "Computeriada" snow sculpture created by the "Latvia Team" from the town of Pavilosta, Latvia, during the 2nd International festival of snow and ice sculpture called "The Magical Ice of the Siberia" on the bank of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Jan. 17, 2014. More than 20 teams of ice and snow sculptors representing the United States, China, Japan, Latvia and Russia are taking part in a 5-day long competition which started on Jan. 13, according to the festival organizers. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_014A man releases red carps into Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi as Vietnamese celebrate the traditional Kitchen God Day on Jan. 23, 2014. It is believed that on the twenty-third day of the twelfth lunar month, just before the start of the Lunar New Year, the Kitchen God returns to Heaven by riding on a carp to report the activities of every household over the past year to the Jade Emperor who then either rewards or punishes a family based on Kitchen God's yearly report. 960 1280
photoweek_012314_ss_015A Chinese woman and her children distribute the decorations for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at the Ditan Park on Jan. 19, 2014 in Beijing. The Chinese Lunar New Year of horse also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day. 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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