This file shot from last summer's Parks and Recreation Playground Program, demonstrates the benefits of a wide-angle lens. A 24 mm lens enabled me to stay near this group of kids, yet maintain an angle of view that captured all 11 subjects within the horizontal and vertical frame. In comparison, a 50 mm lens in the same location would have reduced my view to possible four children.
Kansas City Royals’ David DeJesus hits a two-run triple in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.
Roger Federer waves as he walks off the court after being defeated by Robin Soderling during a French Open quarterfinal match Tuesday in Paris.
Teenagers jump into the sea Tuesday at a beach at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Despite being a coastal summer vacation resort, Sochi is scheduled to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014.
A worker arrives Tuesday at Hewlett Packard company headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. HP said it will lay off about 9,000 workers in the unit that provides technology services to other businesses as the company consolidates and automates its commercial data centers. The cuts will be made over about three years and amount to some 3 percent of HP’s global work force.
Jean Ann Pike, second from left, accepts a donation on behalf of the Social Service League from Cans for the Community members Will Lunn, Linda Klinker and Wendell McGaugh. Kendra Davis, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
BP PLC CEO Tony Hayward, right, looks at oil booms as he visits a Coast Guard command center Sunday in Venice, La. BP’s stock is taking a hit but the company is expected to survive the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Social National Unity Party presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos speaks during an interview Monday in Bogota, Colombia. In Sunday’s election, Santos fell just short of the votes needed to avoid a presidential runoff.
Phyllis I. Hobbs
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Zoo keepers use fish to get Rockhopper penguins to walk though a scanner in order to scan them Tuesday in London Zoo. The photo opportunity was organized to mark the annual process of scanning the birds at London Zoo, which has over 16,000 animals, of which almost all are microchipped to aid in their animal husbandry, apart from their small birds and fish. The Rockhopper penguin usually lives in sub-Antarctic islands.