Travel pics of the week
A woman takes a picture of artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy at Lower Manhattan in NYC. Art collectors and tourists in NY got a bargain during the weekend when Banksy, whose work is expected to fetch upwards of USD$150,000 at an auction later this year, sold paintings at a pop-up stall in Central Park for USD$60.
People skate at The Rink at Rockefeller Plaza which has opened for the season in New York.
Runners take part in The Color Run presented by Dulux, known as the happiest 5km on the planet, in Brighton, England. Runners of all shapes, sizes and speeds start wearing white clothing that is a blank canvas for the kaleidoscope of colours they encounter around The Color Run course. At each kilometre a different colour of powder is thrown in the air with the runners becoming a constantly evolving artwork. At the end of the course runners are greeted by the Colour Festival where the air is filled with music and stunning coloured powder bursts creating a vibrant party atmosphere.
The Coliseum is covered by scaffolding, awaiting the start of the restoration work in Rome, Italy. Diego Della Valle, owner of Tod's, has offered to fund the restoration of the Coliseum with 25 million euros in return for some brand advertising.
Japanese men put on Fundoshi, or loincloths as they prepare for Nada Kenka Matsuri, or Nada Fight Festival in Himeji, Japan. In the festival, men dressed in loincloths smash portable shrines into each other and fight.
An eleven day old newborn giraffe calf stands beside his mother named Mimi in their enclosure at Himeji Central Park.
Surfers ride a wave at dusk on Ipanema Beach with the Rocinha shantytown 'favela' lights in the background in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A man admires Jaume Plensa's sculpture entitled 'Chloe' in Regent's Park, which is part of the Frieze London art fair in London, England. The annual Frieze Art Fair takes place in London's Regent's Park and runs from October 17 to 20. The exhibition comprises of the Frieze Masters exhibition and Frieze London which aim to showcase historic and established art as well as contemporary works.
An actor in the role of Napoleon Bonaparte walks among Saxon Guards at the evening opening ceremony to commemorate the 200th anniverary of The Battle of Nations in Leipzig, Germany. The commemoration will culminate in a massive re-enactment of the battle with 6,000 actors on October 20.
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