This Week in Photos, June 14 - June 20, 2013
The president lands in Berlin, Scotland's Highland Games commence and more in this week in photos.
photoweek_062013_ss_001US President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin. Obama's first presidential visit to Berlin comes nearly 50 years to the day after John F. Kennedy landed in a divided Berlin at the height of the Cold War and told encircled westerners in the city "Ich bin ein Berliner," a powerful signal that America would stand by them. 960 1280
photoweek_062013_ss_003Schoolchildren run on painted sprinter's lanes during the opening day of the new pedestrian walkway area between the Orsay Museum and Alma Bridge on the left bank of the River Seine in Paris. The Paris Mayor inaugurated the pedestrian 1.4-mile area, the former Paris left bank expressway, along the Seine River which will offer gardens, cafe, culture and sport activities. 960 1280
photoweek_062013_ss_005Artists perform during a show of the UniverSoul Circus at National Harbor, MD. UniverSoul is the only African-American owned circus founded in Atlanta by concert and theater promoter, Cedric Walker. The show includes artists from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, France, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, Brazil and West Africa. 960 1280
photoweek_062013_ss_011Camphor burns in coconut shells floating among flowers during the Ganga Dhaaraa festival at Marianne River, Blanchisseuse on Trinidad's north coast. For the past 20 years, pilgrims all over the country and abroad have been gathering for the Hindu festival, also known as the oldest river festival, which commemorates the coming down of goddess Ganga to earth. 960 1280
photoweek_062013_ss_012Mohammed Nadeem, a performer from Delhi, performs a stunt as he rides a motorbike on the walls of the "Well of Death," at a fair in Srinagar. The performers earn their livelihood by performing daredevil stunts such as driving their bikes and cars on the walls of the "Well of Death" attraction, which draws a large number 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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