This Week in Photos, June 7 - June 13, 2013
A glowing Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, christens a "Royal Princess," Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova for the 2013 French Open title and more in this week in photos.
photoweek_061313_ss_001Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds a pair of scissors after cutting a ribbon to release a bottle of champagne during the naming ceremony of the "Royal Princess" cruise ship in Southampton, southern England. The ceremony involved a blessing, the tradition of smashing a bottle over the hull of the ship and a performance by the Royal Marines Band and the pipers of the Irish Guards. 960 1280
photoweek_061313_ss_005Piles of skulls and bones made of paper and plaster wait to be laid out as part of the One Million Bones art installation on the National Mall near the US Capitol in Washington. Organizers said the project, led by artist Naomi Natale, mobilized artists and students around the world to create the bones in order to bring attention to genocide and mass atrocities. 960 1280
photoweek_061313_ss_006An assistant sprays a gown made of live flowers during an exhibit called "Stroll Before the Ball" at the "The Imperial Gardens of Russia" flower festival held in the Mikhailovsky Garden Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The festival is dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Romanov dynasty, the ruling family of Russia until 1917. 960 1280
photoweek_061313_ss_007A bookseller sets up his stall at the London International Antiquarian Book Fair in the Olympia exhibition centre in London, England. The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association was founded in 1906 and their book fair is the oldest in the UK having run for 56 years. It attracts approximately 200 book dealers from around the world, selling fascinating and rare books, maps, prints and manuscripts. 960 1280
photoweek_061313_ss_008Members of the "Angaryata" children folk dance group from the town of Kodinsk, rehearse the Huzul national dance on the banks of the Yenisei River, before performing at the 21st interregional "Festival by the Marvellous Mountains" for children in Divnogorsk, near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Hundreds of children, representing settlements and cities from all over Siberia, took part in the open air art and musical festival. 960 1280
photoweek_061313_ss_013Visitors walk past the sculpture "Le Corbusier (Bust)" by French artist Xavier Veilhan part of the exhibition "Architectones" at the MaMo art center in Marseille, France. The MaMo contemporary art center is installed on the restored rooftop terrace of Le Corbusier's 1947 Cite Radieuse (Radiant City) and created by French designer Ora-Ito. This inaugural exhibition is part of Marseille’s 2013 Capital of Culture. 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