1. 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.

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

     
  3. 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

     
  4. THE BIG PICTURE

    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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    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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    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)

     
  10. 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)

     
  11. Vogue editor Anna Wintour today at Wimbledon before the Djokovic-Federer match. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

     
  12. 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.

     
  13. FROM THE ARCHIVES

    The Sumner Tunnel

    The first of three underwater crossings beneath Boston Harbor, the Sumner Tunnel, opened on June 30, 1934.

     
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    Large Hadron Collider ready to restart

    The European Organization for Nuclear Research says it expects to restart the Large Hadron Collider by this weekend after more than a year of repairs.

    (CERN)

     
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    Wildfires in western US

    The western United States continues to battle a ferocious wildfire season that has seen record-breaking fires in several states.

    (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post/Associated Press)