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)

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.

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)

Coast Guard vessel Eagle provides history lessons at sea 
The Coast Guard cutter, one of the tall ships arriving in Boston on Saturday for Operation Sail 2012, is a symbol of a nautical past and a training vessel.
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Coast Guard vessel Eagle provides history lessons at sea

The Coast Guard cutter, one of the tall ships arriving in Boston on Saturday for Operation Sail 2012, is a symbol of a nautical past and a training vessel.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)