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March 9, 2012

The Week in Pictures #1

We have a new and exciting feature on Nokia Connects bringing you the most inspirational photos from around the world that sum up the events of the last seven days. The ‘Week in Pictures’ is partly a tribute to the amazing photographic capabilities of the new Nokia 808 PureView, and partly a celebration of all that’s good in the world – after all, who doesn’t like looking at pretty pictures?


1. International Women’s Day

This Thursday (March 8th) marked International Women’s Day (I.W.D) 2012, a day to celebrate the amazing everyday achievements of ordinary women around the world. As well as the picture above of women’s-themed shoes in  Hyderabad, I thought this photo of 68-year old farmer Ligaya Oria summed up the philosophy behind I.W.D perfectly – according to Oxfam, she decided not to re-marry after the death of her husband when she realised she could cope perfectly well on her own. An inspirational lady!

via Oxfam International

2. Holi

We’ve already highlighted 5 cool things about Holi, the Hindu festival of colour, which took place on March 8. It’s a fun and colourful way to herald in the new Spring!

via satyamjoshi

3. Purim

Also on March 8 was the Jewish festival of Purim, celebrated by giving gifts of food and drink, and giving charity to the poor. This photo shows a selection of Hamentashen, the traditional Purim snack based on the three-cornered hat worn by Hamen, who sought to destroy the Jews but who’s plan was ultimately foiled.

via grongar

4. London Bigg Egg Hunt

In the run-up to Easter, the people of London are taking part in the world’s largest easter egg hunt with over 200 individually designed eggs hidden all over the city!

via ser_is_snarkish

5. Spring blooms

March is officially the first month of Spring, and so I couldn’t possibly do a photo summary of the first week of March without including at least one photo of some beautiful Spring blossom! 🙂

via Jason A. Samfield

I hope you’ve enjoyed our first ever ‘Week in Pictures’ here on Nokia Connects! If you have any suggestions for next week’s features, or want to see your photo make the cut, then let me know @Nokia_Connects.