This Week in Photos, Week of Aug. 23 - 29, 2013
What a week, in photos. Marchers honor MLK and the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, tomatoes are hurled at the annual Tomatina festival, and MTV crosses the Brooklyn Bridge for the VMAs.
twip-082913-ss-001Marchers hold hands in prayer at the end of the ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on August 24, 2013. Thousands of marchers were expected in Washington, DC on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence. 960 1280
twip-082913-ss-003A man takes pictures at the finish line during the Color Run at Centennial Park in Sydney. According to organizers, 15,000 runners registered to complete the 5K course in Centennial Park on Sunday, being covered in blue, pink, orange and yellow powder on their way to the finish line. 960 1280
twip-082913-ss-006Members of the Jaipur Ka Kawa Brass Band from India march through the streets entertaining the large crowds of people at The Belgrave Mela Festival, a celebration of Indian food and culture in Leicester, England. This year's festival was incorporated into the Leicester City Festival to coincided with the city's bid to become the next UK City of Culture in 2017. 960 1280
twip-082913-ss-011Performers parade past the judges position at the start of the Notting Hill Carnival in London. More than 1 million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. 960 1280
twip-082913-ss-013US astronaut Michael Hopkins (L) and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov (C) and Sergey Ryazanskiy put on space suits before a training session at the Star City space center outside Moscow. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are scheduled to be part of a mission to the International Space Station that will launch in September 2013. 960 1280
twip-082913-ss-016People launch a 30-meter-diameter paper lantern at Xiapo village, Qionghai, Hainan province. The lantern, made of 72 smaller lanterns, was designed for a local ritual ceremony to mark the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. The Ghost Festival, also known as Yu Lan, is a traditional Chinese festival on the 15th night of the 17th month of the Chinese calendar. 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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