The Best Pictures of the Week, August 19 – August 26

Germany
Michaela Rehle—Reuters
August 20, 2011. Freddy Nock of Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading up Germany’s 9,718-ft. Zugspitze, near the resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Nock walked the 3,264-ft. cable, breaking his own world record.

This week: Man walks a high wire, Gaddafi’s regime crumbles, the Pope past and present, World Youth Day, violence and famine in Somalia, idol makers, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, roadside attacks in Israel, burning NATO tankers in Pakistan, Afghanistan, building continues at One World Trade Center, and Ramadan draws to a close.

Related Topics: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Latest Posts

Untitled, 1958.

On the Road with the Beats: Larry Fink’s Portraits of a Generation

In his own words, Larry Fink talks about his striking photographs from a four-month long trip through America and Mexico provide a window into the world of the beat generation.

Read More
Marie Rime, Hyres Festival 2014

Photography and Fashion Collide at Hyères Festival

Gulinga.

Amid the Atrocities: William Daniels Returns to Central African Republic