There are celebrity photographers who capture their subjects in moments of vulnerability, using the lens to unveil the insecurities behind the mask of stardom. And then there’s Mario Testino, whose work will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts.

There are celebrity photographers who capture their subjects in moments of vulnerability, using the lens to unveil the insecurities behind the mask of stardom. And then there’s Mario Testino, whose work will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Pigeons! We’ve got a few, but the British have a lot.

Pigeons! We’ve got a few, but the British have a lot.

Olympic torch bearer Amber Charles holds the Olympic flame on a floating pontoon in front of Tower Bridge in London July 27, 2012.  (Reuters photo)
Photos: A look at London before the Olympics

Olympic torch bearer Amber Charles holds the Olympic flame on a floating pontoon in front of Tower Bridge in London July 27, 2012.  (Reuters photo)

Photos: A look at London before the Olympics

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Downpour and drought 
An unexpected downpour briefly drenched parts of the US this week, while most of the central and southern United States continued to experience drought conditions - expected to be the most expansive drought in a half century. The visual documentation of the breadth and depth of the current drought conditions has just begun. 
(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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Downpour and drought

An unexpected downpour briefly drenched parts of the US this week, while most of the central and southern United States continued to experience drought conditions - expected to be the most expansive drought in a half century. The visual documentation of the breadth and depth of the current drought conditions has just begun. 

(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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Olympics 2012: Athletes in training 
In just over a week, the years, months, days, and minutes athletes have spent training will be put on display. The 10,000 competitors who will be vying for medals in 26 different sports have begun arriving in London.
(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

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Olympics 2012: Athletes in training

In just over a week, the years, months, days, and minutes athletes have spent training will be put on display. The 10,000 competitors who will be vying for medals in 26 different sports have begun arriving in London.

(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tour de France 2012: Part two 
The 2012 Tour de France enters the final week with some tough climbs in the Pyrenees and a decisive individual time-trial remaining before the peloton races laps on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday.
(Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

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Tour de France 2012: Part two

The 2012 Tour de France enters the final week with some tough climbs in the Pyrenees and a decisive individual time-trial remaining before the peloton races laps on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday.

(Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

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Amarnath: Journey to the shrine of a Hindu god
Each year, Hindu devotees make a pilgrimage to the sacred Amarnath Cave, one of the most revered Hindu shrines, near Baltal, Kashmir, India. More than 700,000 Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in this year’s two-month pilgrimage.
(Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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Amarnath: Journey to the shrine of a Hindu god

Each year, Hindu devotees make a pilgrimage to the sacred Amarnath Cave, one of the most revered Hindu shrines, near Baltal, Kashmir, India. More than 700,000 Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in this year’s two-month pilgrimage.

(Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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San Fermin 2012: Running of the Bulls 
Once again the festival in Pamplona, Spain, which dates to the 16th century and is known worldwide for the controversial bullfights and harrowing Running of the Bulls over the city’s cobbled streets is underway.
(Susana Vera/Reuters)

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San Fermin 2012: Running of the Bulls

Once again the festival in Pamplona, Spain, which dates to the 16th century and is known worldwide for the controversial bullfights and harrowing Running of the Bulls over the city’s cobbled streets is underway.

(Susana Vera/Reuters)

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Tour de France 2012: Part one 
Equal parts travelogue, party, and sport, the Tour de France enthralls us every year with spectacular scenery and fierce competition. Gathered here are images of the first week of the 99th Tour.
(Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/GettyImages)

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Tour de France 2012: Part one

Equal parts travelogue, party, and sport, the Tour de France enthralls us every year with spectacular scenery and fierce competition. Gathered here are images of the first week of the 99th Tour.

(Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/GettyImages)

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.
(YOON S. BYUN/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.

(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)