It’s all about capturing just the right moment. At the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, over 500,000 people came pouring onto the National Mall to watch Barack Obama be sworn into his second term on the brisk Martin Luther King Jr. Day of 2013. Young and old alike, moments like these were captured throughout the eventful day.
From Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylor performances (plus many more!), to the parade and the inaugural address; the party finally ended with the Obamas attending the very classy inaugural balls. See many more inaugural moments, funny faces, and gorgeous dresses back at Newscom.
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.
The time for festivals and celebrations is upon us! In Russia, the Epiphany celebration happens every nineteenth of January. Marking the baptism of Jesus in the Orthodox Church, Russians cut holes in the ice of lakes and rivers to bathe in the freezing waters.
Hindu and Sadhu pilgrims also take a dip — probably less freezing — for the annual holy festival, Gangasagar Mela. Their ‘holy dip’ takes place at the confluence of the River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal.
And finally, hosting one of the largest carnivals in the world, Gualeguaychu goes all out when it comes to celebrating in Argentina. Gualeguaychu is also known for its hot springs, beach resorts and casinos — no wonder they know how to have a good time! See many more Carnival pictures back at Newscom.
Talk about perspective! Check out this perfect timing photo, as a plane descends into cold and snowy London. See Europe dusted with snow back at Newscom.
At Newscom, we love seeing photographs that present multiple perspectives–like this woman walking on plastic bags in Lahore, Pakistan. Companies in the country are coming up with better ways to manage the waste, making it biodegradable or turning it into useful things like furniture. And in Mali, where Al-Qaeda concerns are looming, a brick-maker continues to work in Heremakono.
Coffee shops just aren’t for, well, coffee lovers, anymore. In Beijing China, if you stop by this local joint on Beiluoguxiang Street, you’ll be greeted at the door with fluffy fur balls as you choose your favorite latte. Apparently cat cafes are popping up all over Asia, like the Giocat Cafe in Seoul, Korea.
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