This week in pictures

For five years, up until late 2012, I produced a regular “Week in Pictures” gallery for the MSN UK website. It did rather well and I had entertained the notion of continuing to produce similar galleries on a site of my own.

But, quality news images are expensive and I have too much respect for working photojournalists to just steal the images and post them without proper clearance. I’ve also been spending much of my time pursuing other avenues of interest and chasing jobs that offer new challenges.

(That’s not to say others haven’t had great success in posting unpaid, uncredited, and sometimes fake photos on twitter. @picpedant is great at calling these out.)

But today Getty Images launched the ability to embed their images for free. This article has the details, along with some caveats and warnings. It will be interesting to see how many, and who, adopt this new feature. I figured I’d give it a go.

And so, for the first time in 18 months, here is my Week in Pictures…


A Boxer dog looks out from its kennel on first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC in Birmingham, England.


Revellers walk the street during Los Indianos carnival on in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain.


1LT Ryan Spinuzzi-Nichols from Reno, Nevada with the US Army’s 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrols through a village near Kandahar, Afghanistan.


A parade goer poses prior to the 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.


Snakes are collected and rolled before putting into the oven in the village of Kertasura, Cirebon, Indonesia. Snake skins measuring in the hundreds of metres are sold to bag factories in the West and Central Java provinces on a monthly basis.


British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk trains in ‘The Depot’ climbing wall in Nottingham, England, ahead of the forthcoming Bouldering World Cup season.


People celebrate during a long exposure at a street carnival bloco in the Santa Teresa neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


A large storm cloud covers the Sydney CBD in Australia.

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