Newscom gets between 30-60,000 images a day from our partners around the world, and it’s easy to miss some truly amazing images if you aren’t specifically looking for them. So each week, we’ll go through our collections and present to you our favorites. Our job is to pick whatever catches our eye. Your job is to simply enjoy them. Check out the entire lightbox of this week’s best pictures back at Newscom, and read on to see other stories from this past week.
Talk about some interactive art! More than 60 art enthusiasts (and nudists) visited Austria’s Leopold Museum in Vienna–yes, as you can see–in nothing but their socks and shoes. The exhibition “Nude Men: From 1800 to Today,” consists of 300 paintings, sculptures and drawings of the bare male form.
For those who’ve always wanted to stroll through a museum naked, well here’s your chance. I’d book the first ticket to Austria! (Well, not me personally of course…). Check out more pictures of the sans-clothes tour back at Newscom. *Please note these pictures DO contain nudity, just in case you didn’t know.
And speaking of some interesting cheeks…this chipmunk seems to have no problem stuffing his, with as many peanuts as physically possible! Did you know that a chipmunk can expand its cheeks about 3 times its head size?
Inspiring Olympian and double amputee, Oscar Pistorius, has been accused of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day in South Africa. As the world watches, stunned, new details continue to unfold in this story. Don’t miss many more incoming pictures of Pistorius, Steenkamp, and the impending trial back at Newscom.
Releasing thousands of sky lanterns, believers gathered to celebrate the Lantern Festival and pray for the new year’s blessings. At night children will often go out to temples, carrying their lanterns, and solving their riddles.
This man’s yoga poses have clearly surpassed my own…
In bright, stunning and perfect gold glory, U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin shows off her medal – hitting the most perfect light, glowing for all to see (and envy)!
No matter where you are in the world, synchronized swimming looks easy, but assuredly, it never is. Those ladies must have legs of steel! Check out even more of our amazing synchronized swimming pictures from the London Olympics.
Black poplar trees create their own idea of line, form and graphic design naturally, while England’s Brighton Tattoo Convention adds pops of color onto carefully designed skin.