This image struck us as a perfectly composed moment in a very busy, messy environment. This image works so well with the hands reaching into the frame from every angle, but no information is lost in the overlap. The men shown seem to function like gears in a machine; parts intersecting one another, but not taking away (visual) information from anything else in the frame. As Meredith pointed out during the edit, it almost appears to be a time-lapse image of one man looking as if he's in 8 places at once.View and vote on all of The Week in Pictures selections: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/
Ultra-orthodox Jews examine green branches ahead of the upcoming holiday of Sukkot in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Sept. 25. During the harvest festival, known as the Feast of the Tabernacles, Jews are commanded to bind together a palm frond, or lulav, with myrtle and willow branches, which, along with a citron, comprise the "four species" used in holiday rituals.