This Week in Photos, Week of April 13-19, 2012
Space Shuttle Discovery has its final flight, runners compete in the Boston Marathon, and celebrations mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the 2012 London Olympics.
photoweek_0419_ss_001Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies over the US Capitol on its final trip to retirement. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC, area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. It will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. 960 1280
photoweek_0419_ss_004Tribal Khasi maidens and young men dressed in traditional costume dance during the Shad Suk Mynsiem Festival in Meghalaya, India. The “dance of the joyful soul” is one of the most important festivals of the Khasis, the indigenous tribe of Meghalaya's Khasi Hills. 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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