Boston business boomed during holiday week 
Early estimates suggest a $60 million to $75 million increase in tourist spending over a typical Fourth of July week.
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Boston business boomed during holiday week

Early estimates suggest a $60 million to $75 million increase in tourist spending over a typical Fourth of July week.

(DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

Globe photos of the week, July 6, 2012 
The best photos taken this week by Globe staff photographers, as chosen by the Globe’s photo desk.
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Globe photos of the week, July 6, 2012 

The best photos taken this week by Globe staff photographers, as chosen by the Globe’s photo desk.

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The Tall Ships depart from Boston Harbor. (Globe staff photo / David L. Ryan)
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How photographer David L. Ryan captured the shot: At Fish Pier, I noticed how the view with clouds and ships appeared with the sunlight behind me. The sun was covered on and off with the clouds. With 100mm-400mm lens I waited and was lucky to see another sailing ship pass along with a bird in the sky. The sun peeked out and I clicked off some frames. It does pay to wait and take more shots than you think.

The Tall Ships depart from Boston Harbor. (Globe staff photo / David L. Ryan)

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How photographer David L. Ryan captured the shot: At Fish Pier, I noticed how the view with clouds and ships appeared with the sunlight behind me. The sun was covered on and off with the clouds. With 100mm-400mm lens I waited and was lucky to see another sailing ship pass along with a bird in the sky. The sun peeked out and I clicked off some frames. It does pay to wait and take more shots than you think.

OPERATION SAIL
Shipping up to Boston 
The Globe guides you through activities as the Navy vessels pull into Boston Harbor for Operation Sail, from June 30 to July 5.
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OPERATION SAIL

Shipping up to Boston

The Globe guides you through activities as the Navy vessels pull into Boston Harbor for Operation Sail, from June 30 to July 5.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

20 from Navy, Marines help out at Pine Street Inn 
Anthony Murphy has served in the Navy for nearly eight years. Visiting Boston this week for Navy Week, the 27-year-old boatswain’s mate second class, was on a liberty day. He could have been doing anything he wanted on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon. He used his day off to serve. 
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20 from Navy, Marines help out at Pine Street Inn

Anthony Murphy has served in the Navy for nearly eight years. Visiting Boston this week for Navy Week, the 27-year-old boatswain’s mate second class, was on a liberty day. He could have been doing anything he wanted on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon. He used his day off to serve.

(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)

Where to watch the tall ships in Boston 
Here’s our round-up of some places to watch the tall ships and naval vessels in town. And for more about the event, like where to park, information on the ships, and guidelines for touring the vessels, here’s our guide to the tall ships in Boston.
 (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)

Where to watch the tall ships in Boston

Here’s our round-up of some places to watch the tall ships and naval vessels in town. And for more about the event, like where to park, information on the ships, and guidelines for touring the vessels, here’s our guide to the tall ships in Boston.

(David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)