This Week in Photos, Week of July 5-11, 2013
You know it's the height of summer when the running of the bulls, body painting and a massive water fight break out in this week in photos.
photoweek_071113_ss_002A runner moves away from the path of a Torrestrella fighting bull as it takes the Estafeta curve during the fifth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. No serious injuries were reported in a run that lasted 2:45, according to local media. 960 1280
photoweek_071113_ss_003A boy climbs on "The Great Horse Carousel" from 1890 during a media preview of "Fete Paradiso," which organizers are calling the world's first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels on Governor's Island in New York Harbor. The varied collection of artisan crafted museum-quality rare and antique carnival attractions from the late 19th and early 20th centuries come from the collections of Francis Staub and Regis Masclet and will be available to the public to ride and enjoy on Saturdays and Sundays from July 13 through September 29, 2013. 960 1280
photoweek_071113_ss_005A child is seen near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg on the first day of Ramadan. The Grand Mosque of Paris has fixed the first day of Ramadan as Wednesday, splitting with the French Council of Muslim Religion, which determined it would begin on Tuesday. 960 1280
photoweek_071113_ss_006Visitors lie on the grass beneath the newly-lit Washington Monument. The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall unveiled the new lighting on Monday as repair work for the earthquake damage in 2011 continues on the scaffolding-covered stone obelisk built in 2 phases, between 1848 and 1884, to honor the first US president. 960 1280
photoweek_071113_ss_007People jump over a campfire during a celebration of the traditional Ivana Kupala (Ivan the Bather) holiday near Kiev. The ancient tradition, originating from pagan times, is usually marked in Ukraine with grand overnight festivities. During Ivana Kupala, people jump over burning campfires and bathe in a lake or a river, as they believe it will purge them of their sins and make them healthier. 960 1280
photoweek_071113_ss_010Tourists Caro and Anna from Munich lie in a bed mounted to a rental bike in the Mitte district of Berlin. Richard Eckes of Berlin Horizontal offers tourists rides on a double bed through central Berlin, powering an electric 4-wheel cargo-bike that has a berth and a mattress including comfortable bedding for a load. 960 1280
photoweek_071113_ss_013This picture shows artists performing "Othello, the Moor of Venice" by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi outside Palazzo Ducale in Venice. St Mark's Square in Venice was the spectacular backdrop to a tragic opera in the first open-air performance in 43 years by the famous La Fenice theatre -- a new must on the global culture 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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