The multimedia editors have decided to begin posting the selections for The Week in Pictures for discussion with insight to our choices. This is the msnbc.com slide show edited most in the spirit of Photoblog, images are chosen more for their visual impact than for any other reason by a panel of 3 multimedia editors each week, majority rule. Let us know what you think of our selections and view and vote on all of The Week in Pictures images: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/ . All 3 editors were caught off guard when we read the caption to find that this photo was made in New York and not a remote African beach. It's nice to find such a beautiful image made in an unexpected place.
A parishioner of St. Paul Community Baptist Church stands in the Atlantic Ocean during a Maafa commemoration in New York on Saturday, Sept. 22. The ceremony honors the millions of Africans lost in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.