I’m sorry to haver to do this to you all, but if you want to know what we’re featuring in week 21′s Photos of the week collection I suggest you check out the photos and the descriptions. I’m off for an evening of BBQ, sun and drinks with friends. Enjoy your weekend.
The London 2012 Olympic games are only 65 days away. Athletes, politician, volunteers, the media and builders are working flat out to make these the best Olympics ever. In the run up to the London 2012 Olympics we’ll be bringing you some interesting background picture sets. They’ll all have London 2012 in the title so they should be easy to find for you. We start with the Olympic flame being lit in Greece and handed over to the British delegation. Stay tuned for reports on athletes, London and other Olympic themes.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) -- Inside one of Honduras' most dangerous and overcrowded prisons, inmates operate a free-market bazaar, selling everything from iPhones to prostitutes.
It's more like a fenced-in town than a conventional prison, where raccoons, chickens and pigs wander freely among food stalls and in troughs of open sewage. But guards do not dare cross the painted, yellow "linea de la muerte" (line of death) into the inner sanctum run by prisoners, and prisoners do not breach the perimeter controlled by guards.
"The prisoners rule," assistant prison director Carlos Polanco told The Associated Press. "We only handle external security. They know if they cross the line, we can shoot."
The unofficial division of power at the San Pedro Sula Central Corrections Facility is mimicked throughout the country, where a Lord-of-the-Flies system allows inmates to run a business behind bars, while officials turn a blind eye in exchange for a cut of the profits they say is spent on prison needs.
This culture virtually guarantees that even in the glare of international scrutiny over a fire that killed 361 prisoners at another Honduran prison three months ago, little stands to change.
Six races gone and six different winners, the 2012 Formula One season is turning a real cracker. This weekend the race of races was held. If a Formula One driver could only win one race he’d pick Monaco every time. The glitz, the glamour, the history, the difficulty and the prestige. The Moncao GP has it all in abundance. Mark Webber was the lucky one yesterday. He inherited pole from Michael Schumacher (who was dropped back 5 places due to an incident at the previous race) and led for most of the race and was a deserving winner of the 2012 Monaco GP.
Better late then never. here are the past week’s coolest pix in sports. Biggest story of them all was Chelsea winning the Champions League, but we are also heavy on the ice hockey, baseball, NBA and cycling pix this week. Enjoy and spread the love via Facebook or Twitter.
Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the opening of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Before 1937, the city's growth was hampered by a reliance on ferry traffic. The 8,981 ft (2,737 m) suspension bridge changed that, creating a link between San Francisco to Marin County. Its construction was completed under budget, but at the cost of 11 workers' lives. Collected here are images from the building of this iconic bridge, as well as scenes from its 75 years of service and from Sunday's celebration.
Last night Roman Abramovich finally won his Champion League Cup. After 8 years of trying and spending nearly a billion dollars on Chelsea Football Club his players and coach gave him what he has always craved, to be the best football team in Europe.
During the final in Munich against home team Bayern Munich the German team tried to find a way through the parked bus in front of the Chelsea goal. The succeeded once during the 90 minutes when Mueller scored, only to give it all away 5 minutes later when Chelsea’s lone forward Didier Drogba scored with a header. Arjen Robben had the chance to win it for Bayern, but his penalty was saved by the excellent Cech. At the end of 120 minutes of play it all came down to penalties and Chelsea beat Bayern and can call themselves the best team in Europe.
Experts always call wins deserved and the best team won in the end, but as a neutral I can we can say that is a load of bs. Last night oil dollars and anti-football won the day just as it did against Barcelona in the semis and all the other teams Chelsea faced this European campaign. A team with such players should not have to resort to the type of played displayed for the last 3 months. Let’s hope next year the beautiful game gets restored to where it should be.
We’ve got all sorts again in week 20′s selection of best or most newsworthy photos. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Getty Images photographer, Mario Tama, spent time in and around Owsley County, Kentucky documenting the life and times of some of it's 5,000 residents. The 2010 U.S. Census listed Owsley County as having the lowest median household income in the country outside of Puerto Rico, with 41.5% of residents living below the poverty line. Familial and community bonds run deep, with a populace that shares a collective historical and cultural legacy uncommon in most parts of the country. The community struggles with a lack of jobs due to the decline in coal, tobacco and lumber industries. It's just a glimpse into their lives, but one we wanted to share.
Facebook is finally going public. It's going to be worth more than $100 billion.
How did it get there?
Well, for starters, it attracted some of the best software engineers in Silicon Valley.
That starts with having a sweet office — and man, does Facebook have a sweet office.
Facebook put a bunch of photos of the office up on their website. You really have to see it for yourself.