This Week in Photos, Week of March 14 - 20, 2014
Spring officially starts with early Easter celebrations, Las Fallas festival and March Madness in this week in photos.
photoweek_032014_ss_001German pensioner Volker Kraft decorates an apple tree with Easter eggs in the garden of his summerhouse, in the eastern German town of Saalfeld on March 19, 2014. Each year since 1965 Volker and his wife Christa spend up to 2 weeks decorating the tree with their collection of 10,000 colorful hand-painted Easter eggs in time for Easter celebrations. 960 1280
photoweek_032014_ss_003Spring de Haviland hands out carnations on the beach to celebrate the first day of spring in Santa Monica, CA, on March 20, 2014. Spring officially began on Thursday in the northern hemisphere, and is known as both the spring or vernal equinox. 960 1280
photoweek_032014_ss_004British classic cars drive on the street during the "British Car Day" rally in Colombo, Sri Lanka. About 100 British-made classic cars participated in the rally to celebrate British Car Day in Sri Lanka, a first time in the history of the country according to the car owners. 960 1280
photoweek_032014_ss_006A monument depicting young Spaniards leaving the country is seen at Las Fallas festival as a social and political criticism in Valencia, Spain. The festival welcomes spring and honors Saint Joseph's Day with the burning of giant elaborate sculptures and effigies of wood and plastic which are burnt at the end of a week-long spectacle of processions, fireworks, music and dancing. 960 1280
photoweek_032014_ss_007Women and men in bridal gowns pose on Citibikes in New York on March 15, 2014 as they participate in the Brides of March 2014. The Brides of March started in 1999 as an annual Cacophony Society event that takes place on March 15, intended as a pun on the term Ides of March and a parody of weddings in Western culture. The event is part pub crawl and part street theater, while wearing a thrift-store wedding dresses. 960 1280
photoweek_032014_ss_009Women toss their bras during the 5th Pink Bra Spring and Bra Toss and help Push Up the Fight Against Breast Cancer event at the Trocadéro Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on March 16, 2014. Pink Bra Bazaar is a charity dedicated to breast health education and supporting women diagnosed with breast cancer. 960 1280
photoweek_032014_ss_010Sam Thompson #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes dunks against the Dayton Flyers during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. 960 1280
photoweek_032014_ss_012Competitors take part in the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon on March 15, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi International Triathlon, organized by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, is known as the most glamorous multi-sport event on the planet. Marking its fifth anniversary, the event has sold out for the first time with a line-up of 2,400 triathletes from 68 countries converging on Abu Dhabi Corniche this weekend, making it one of the world's 20 largest must-do triathlons. 960 1280
photoweek_032014_ss_013Burmese locals and visitors gather at the base of Shwedagon Pagoda during the Shwedagon Pagoda Festival on March 15, 2014 in Yangon, Burma. The festival is celebrated by thousands devout Buddhists in the country paying homage on the Full Moon day of Tauaung every year. 960 1280
photoweek_032014_ss_014Dancers perform during the annual parade for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Holon, near Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 16, 2014. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. 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