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Pictures of the Week: June 15, 2012

From the most excellent Denver Post

A Pakistani girl holding her sister, center, looks at a group of boys playing marbles in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Rohingya Muslims, trying to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence in Myanmar, look on from an intercepted boat in Teknaf on July 13, 2012. Bangladesh on Wednesday refused three more boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar, officials said, despite growing calls for the border to be opened. Bangladeshi guards have turned back 16 boats carrying more than 660 Rohingya people, most of them women and children, since June 11 as they tried to enter from neighbouring Myanmar across the river Naf. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GettyImages

Brazil’s Santos fans cheer during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Brazil’s Corinthians in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims shout slogans during a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur on June 15, 2012. Rohingya living in Malaysia protested against the deadly religious riots in Myanmar’s Arakan state and demanded the United Nations’ intervention to restore peace following clashes between Buddhist Rakhine and the Muslim Rohingya that have left dozens dead and more than 30,000 displaced. AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/GettyImages

There are another 15 superb images to view here

Festival of Lights, Myanmar – National Geographic

Lighting a sea of candles, Burmese pay homage to their ancestors during Thadingyut, the three-day festival of lights in October marking the end of the Buddhist equivalent of Lent.….more

Talking of Steve McCurry…

You may not know the name but you will know his most famous image.

Steve McCurry is one of the greatest photographers working today, his website is full of the most amazing images

Steve’s biography starts….. “Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, has won many of photography’s top awards.  Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy.  Member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry has searched and found the unforgettable; many of his images have become modern icons.  Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University.  After working at a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was in India that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. “If you wait,” he realized, “people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.”…more here

Steve also runs expeditions, I guess photographic workshops, what more could you ask for than to trail a master of photography around somewhere fascinating and take pictures, his website says the next is

MYANMAR EXPEDITION  13 DAYS, 12 NIGHT TOUR  January 23-February 4, 2012

Steve writes a blog also which is worth following as much as ours

What more can I say, one of the truly great photographers with a beautiful website where you can see and buy his pictures

Myanmar a photographic expedition with Steve McCurry

  • A series of images captured during a photographic expedition with Steve McCurry in Myanmar in february 2011. By

  • We seem to be getting a bit of a theme going on here but if the pictures are good go with it is my view