Despite the fact that this week was filled with memorials, anniversaries, and mourning, we couldn't help but look for a little bit of optimism, too. It's been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy's fateful day in Dallas, inspiring commemorations across the US. Meanwhile left-wing extremists marched through Prague, Czech Republic, in remembrance of the Velvet Revolution, and civilians in India mourned Robert Thorpe on the 145th anniversary of his death. On the lighter side, President Barack Obama shared a few laughs with Oprah Winfrey in the White House, the New York Stock Exchange was on a serious upswing, and the Magical Ice Kingdom celebrated its opening in London, England. Keep reading to see all the best pictures from the week.
Politics took over this week's headlines with a closed US government, but there were also plenty of exciting happenings in the worlds of art, sports, and entertainment. While President Barack Obama addressed the Washington DC drama with a plea to Congress, elsewhere there were colorful exhibits, welcome heat waves, and orchestras dressed in Batman suits. Take a look at this week's best pictures from across the globe, featuring everything from a touching Kenya memorial to the world rock-skipping championship!
The world experienced a range of highs and lows this week with multiple memorials occurring in the wake of Washington's Navy Yard shooting and Kenya's tragic mall attack. Leaders in both regions expressed their grief, while New Yorkers prayed for peace during a ceremony in Central Park. On a more positive note, Europe saw another fairytale royal wedding when Prince Félix of Luxembourg married Claire Lademacher, and Germany celebrated a wild opening weekend for Oktoberfest. See all that and more with the week's best pictures from across the globe!
Put a giant rubber ducky in the middle of a city, and the people will come. At least, that's what's happened in Taiwan, where a massive work by artist Florentijn Hofman has captured tons of attention. Also drawing crowds across the globe is the new iPhone, which had one Apple fan camping out at the NYC store for two weeks ahead of the phone's release. Meanwhile, as Fall approaches, people in China and Indonesia are welcoming the season with traditional festivals, while Europeans are busy celebrating another royal wedding. See all that and more with the week's best pictures!
While Kate Middleton stunned crowds in a sparkly gown, one man gave new meaning to "Who runs the world?" when he actually ran the world. Athlete Tom Denniss spent nearly two years running the equivalent of a marathon a day, circling the globe on foot to break the world record, and he completed his mission in Sydney, Australia, this week. Meanwhile in America on Wednesday, special ceremonies commemorating 9/11 took place across the country, with memorials in NYC, Washington DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. See all that and more with week's best snaps from around the world!
Prince George's family portrait debut made headlines this week, but he wasn't the only British child in the spotlight. Two 9-year-old cousins from England also captured international attention when they broke the world record as the youngest "wing walkers" to fly through the sky, standing on top of planes. Meanwhile, across the pond, New Yorkers enjoyed a stunning full moon, and President Obama joked around with a successful sports team. See all that and more with the week's best pictures from across the globe!
There were several must-see snaps in the world of art, music, sports, and politics this week, including a sweet moment between former President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, during their trip to South Africa. Pictures of Spanish royals, German hipsters, and US Marines also captured our attention over the past few days, along with gorgeous photos of sunsets and art from across the globe. Take a look at some of the week's standout pictures!
This week ushered in several royal appearances, a Summer heat wave, and traditional events across the globe. Prince Harry and Prince Charles took a break from their uncle and grandpa duties for official visits, Parisians enjoyed an artificial beach, and unique art installations took center stage in Europe. See the hilarious, heartwarming, and inspiring moments of the past few days with the week's best pictures from around the world!
If a trip abroad is not in the cards this Summer, no worries — you can travel around the world with this week's best pictures. In Europe, tourists and locals alike tried to beat the heatwave, while in the Middle East, Muslims observed Ramadan. In the world of royals, Belgium inaugurated a new king, and Britain welcomed a fresh prince. Stateside, it felt like we traveled back in time with another Anthony Weiner sexting scandal. Relive the memorable week now.
This week, people across the globe experienced rising temperatures, royal-baby fever, and special celebrations. Along with France's Bastille Day and Nelson Mandela's birthday, the past few days also carried political controversies, royal appearances, and beautiful night displays at some of the world's most iconic landmarks. See all that and more with the week's best pictures from around the world!