This Week in Photos, Sept 7 - Sept 13, 2012
Pop culture dominates this week in photos: Britney Spears makes her X Factor debut, prisoners dance to "Thriller" in Peru, and Grease comes to life in London.
photoweek_0913_ss_001People take part in a sunset yoga session as the Tribute in Light shines over the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River on the 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York. The Tribute in Light is an art installation near the site of the World Trade Center in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks. 960 1280
photoweek_0913_ss_008129 women dressed as Escaramuzas, also known as cowgirls, break the world record for the most Escaramuzas performing at the same time at the Minerva roundabout in Guadalajara. The Escaramuzas are part of La Charreria, a type of a rodeo which has been a national sport since 1933. 960 1280
photoweek_0913_ss_012Prisoners dressed as zombies dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in the inauguration ceremony of their own version of the Olympic Games at Lurigancho's men prison in Lima. The country's jail authority runs the 10-day tournament to help the integration of prisoners back into society, according to the organizer. 960 1280
photoweek_0913_ss_017Young Lipizzaner stallions leave the village's church after they were blessed on their way from the Alps to their winter stable in Maria Lankowitz. Their return home to the Federal Stud Piber is traditionally celebrated before some of the colts are selected for training at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. 960 1280
facebook-favorites-bucket-list_ss_003"'Wunderhiking' in the Black Forest of Germany. You hike from hotel to hotel, you have dinner and sleep at your destination, have breakfast in the morning and down the road. The hotel staff move your belongings/purchases from hotel to hotel each day for you (rental car too if required to end destination). There are museums, waterfalls and of course it is Germany, local breweries in every burg! Something like 18 hotels participate, that means you could hike for 17 days!" -- Jon B. 960 1280
facebook-favorites-bucket-list_ss_007"I have been to Maui eighteen times and never got tired of it. I am 69 years old and can't make places to leave this earth until I have been to Italy!!! Have visited the carribean many times US Virgin Islands, Mexico, all the islands, Florida many times. But still don't feel that I'm finished until I see Italy." -- Peggy H. 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