The Best Pictures of the Week, August 26 – September 2

Swaziland
Siphiwe Sibeko—Reuters
August 28, 2011. A girl combs her hair before performing a traditional reed dance in Ludzidzini, Swaziland. Thousands of virginal girls from around the country go there with cut reeds to present to the Queen Mother in an annual eight-day ceremony. Swaziland’s King Mswati III has also used the event to choose a new wife—he currently has 13.

This week: The end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Dadaab Refugee Camp, paint covered riot police, the Notting Hill Carnival, A Union Flag recovered from the World Trade Center site following 9/11 attacks, the Casino Royale fire in Mexico claims the lives of 52 people, Pro-Gadhafi soldiers rest in Tripoli,  Burning Man, Hurricane Irene, Blackpool Tower, and the World Athletic Championships.

See last week’s Best Pictures of the Week.

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

Latest Posts

Richard Gilligan, DIY Skateparks

DIY Skateparks: A Global Architecture of Rebellion

Richard Gilligan traveled around Europe and the United States photographing these self-built skate spots for a new book by Prestel called DIY / Underground Skateparks

Read More
Untitled, 1958.

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

Marie Rime, Hyres Festival 2014

Photography and Fashion Collide at Hyères Festival