This Week in Photos, Week of Aug. 16 - 22, 2013
It's the dog days of summer, literally, as the White House welcomes a new puppy. Elsewhere, people pelt each other with tomatoes and others struggle to climb greased poles in this week in photos.
twip-130822-ss-002Sand Martins sit in a bag at the ringing hut on a private reserve in East Sussex in Rye, UK. The BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) are currently in the process of recording migrating hirundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. 960 1280
twip-130822-ss-004Geese fly over the the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his "I have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This coming week, Washington will play host to an array of events marking the historic anniversary. 960 1280
twip-130822-ss-008Bo (L) and Sunny, the Obama family's new puppy, are pictured on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Sunny, a 1-year-old Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the Washington residence of President Barack Obama and his family, joining Bo, a male dog of the same breed, the White House announced on its website. 960 1280
twip-130822-ss-010Nepalese pedestrians walk past a mural in Kathmandu. Nepal's capital has been given a facelift thanks to a team of artists who have painted dozens of elaborate and meters-high murals on walls around the Himalayan city. The artists targeted the walls of public and private buildings for the months-long project that features 75 murals on religious and abstract themes, but also on social problems confronting Nepal such as child trafficking. 960 1280
photoweek_0301_ss_012Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (C), Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide (L) and US astronaut Sunita Williams (R) on their way to a training exercise at the Star City Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow. The team is scheduled to launch a mission to the International Space Station this summer. 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.
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you-get-the-picture-ss-003At NYC’s Izakaya Mew restaurant, Lizzy Snaps demonstrates how to photograph a delicious plated sushi dish.
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