This Week's Biggest Moments in 27 Photos

By?Emil Lendof

This week was filled with photo-worthy events. With Spring underway, butterflies emerged from their chrysalises in the “Sensational Butterflies” exhibit at the Natural History Museum in London. The world’s number one chess player was also seen competing this week in the World Chess Championship Candidates competition. This competition will decide who challenges Viswanathan Anand for the title of World Champion in november 2013.

A Rare Fossilized Elephant Bird Egg At Christie’s

The elephant bird egg is expected to fetch 30,000 GBP when it features in Christie’s “Travel, Science and Natural History” sale, to be held in London.?(Image via Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
The fight for marriage equality also had a big week, with the marches in its support that happened throughout the United States. This eventful week also marked the end of lent for Catholics with Holy Week and its many celebrations throughout the world.
These and other significant moments can be admired below. Which is your favorite? Did we miss any others? Let us know in the comments.

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week

Models present creations by Korean brand Vantvaart from the Korean Designers’ Collection show on the sixth day of Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 at Banquet Hall of Beijing Hotel. (Image via Feng Li/Getty Images)

Penitents Celebrate Holy Week In Zamora

Penitents walk the streets during the Holy Week procession of the Cofradia Jesus Yacente in Zamora, Spain. (Image via Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Wannsee Lake Opens To Bathers Despite Weather

Despite continued unseasonably cold temperatures in the country, organizers opened the beach for bathers in time for the last weekend of March, when Easter Sunday is expected to be colder than the previous Christmas Day. (Image via Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Indonesian Christians Celebrate Good Friday

Indonesian Catholics participate in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. (Image via Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

“Redemption of the Firstborn Donkey” Ceremony

A boy carries a donkey as ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the “Pidyon Peter Chamor” ceremony, or the “Redemption of the first born donkey” in the Meir Sharim neighborhood in Jerusalem. (Image via Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

The World Chess Championship Candidates Competition

Magnus Carlsen, the world’s number-one chess player, prepares to play Israel’s Boris Gelfand in the Candidates Tournament at the IET on Savoy Place in London, England. (Image via Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Grown Type IIa Diamonds At IIa Technologies’ MPCVD Facility

Samples of laboratory-grown type IIa rough diamonds are displayed at the company’s Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (MPCVD) facility in Singapore. (Image via Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Grey seal at Blakeney Point

Blakeney Point is one of the largest expanses of undeveloped coastal habitat in Europe. (Image via Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Joao Havelange Stadium

Governor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes decided to close the stadium for an undetermined period due to structure problems in the roof. Havelange stadium will be one if the venues for the Olympics in 2016.?(Image via Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Tutankhamun – His Tomb And His Treasures

Part of the 100 artifacts belonging to Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun are displayed at the opening of the exhibition “Tutankhamon ? His Tomb And His Treasures” in Prague, Czech Republic.?(Photo by Gerard Gratadour – isifa/Getty Images)

KTA Round 3 – Boracay

Aya Oshima of Japan competes on raceboard during day two of the KTA at Boracay Island in Makati, Philippines.?(Photo by Xaume Olleros/Getty Images)

Myanmar Military Armed Forces Day

Soldiers parade during a ceremony marking Myanmar’s 68th Armed Forces Day at a parade ground in Naypyidaw.?(Image via Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Marriage Equality Supporters March And Rally In San Francisco

Same-sex marriage supporter Nikolas Lemos waves a Pride flag during a rally in support of marriage equality in San Francisco.?(Image via Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Activists Rally In Favor Of Same Sex Marriage In Chicago

Gay rights activist rally in support of gay marriage in Chicago.?(Image via Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled

Arnu Fourie of WP wins the 200m from Samkelo Radebe of Gauteng during day 3 of The Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled (Athletics) at LC de Villiers Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.?(Image via Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Using Musical Instruments From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels

Mexican artist Pedro Reyes received 6,700 destroyed weapons from the Mexican government from which he sculpted an orchestra of fifty instruments and an installation of mechanical musical instruments They can be automated or played live by an individual operator using a laptop computer or midi keyboard.?(Image via Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Exhibitors Display At The RHS Great London Plant Fair

The fair takes place in the RHS Horticultural Halls and features numerous botanical displays, advice from the RHS, Alpine Garden Society stalls and the results of the “Early Daffodil and Hyacinth Competition.”?(Image via Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Puppy Born With Rare Disorder

A seven-legged puppy is examined at a veterinary clinic in Cilandak in Jakarta, Indonesia.(Image via Nurcholis/Getty Images)

Sculptors Place The Finishing Touches To Their Hollywood Themed Sand Sculptures

Detail of a sand sculpture of E.T. is seen as pieces are prepared as part of this year’s Hollywood-themed annual Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture festival in Weston-Super-Mare, England.?(Image via Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week – Day 2

A model showcases designs on the catwalk during the G VILL Mark Cheung Shoes Collection on the second day of Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 at 751D.Park Tank Zone in Beijing, China.?(Image via Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

The Prince Of Wales Attends The Closing Party Of Wool House

Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales and Shauna Richardson attend the closing party of Wool House at Somerset House in London, England.?(Image via Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for Wool House)

Men’s and Women’s British Gymnastics Championships

Millie Kennard of Tolworth competes in the Beam of the Junior Apparatus Finals during the Men’s and Women’s British Gymnastics Championships at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.?(Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Carp Streamers Festival Begins In Tatebayashi

4,000 carp streamers are hung during the “Koinobori no Sato” festival at Tsuruuda River in Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan.?(Image via The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

The Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies Exhibition

Butterflies emerge from their chrysalises in the “Sensational Butterflies” exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, England.?(Image via Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Wildlife Reserves Singapore Prepare To Open River Safari Attraction

A Yangtze Alligator is seen during a media tour ahead of the opening of River Safari at the Singapore Zoo in Singapore.?(Image via Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Prepare for Passover

An ultra-Orthodox Jew takes part in the ritual of purifying kitchen utensils in boiling water to make them kosher for Pesach (Passover) in Bnei Brak, Israel.?(Image via Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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