1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


    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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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)