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Why can't I see the slideshow? photo slide shows require version 9 of the Macromedia Flash player. Some of our older slideshows require you to install the Flash player, or contact technical support.

Some users will have trouble viewing a slideshow if "zoom" is set greater than 100 percent in their Web browsers. That setting is usually under View/Zoom in the Web browser.

How do I submit a picture?
Is an interesting story happening in your town? launched FirstPerson to make it easy for you to share your photos, video and stories online. Content you send in may be published online, and in some cases could be featured on NBC News and MSNBC-TV programs. Click here to send your submission. Also, see what other readers are reporting.

How do I get an image copy or permission for reuse? only owns the license for staff photographed images. If a picture is credited to, please click here for licensing information.

For most other photographs, a picture agency, newspaper or TV station holds the rights to the photograph. Check the credit information below the bottom right corner of the image for the photographer and news or photo agency information. Pictures are frequently requested from the following picture agencies:

How do I bookmark or save a link to a slide show?
Send the link to yourself using the "Email this" link in the upper-right corner of the slideshow. Use the address generated in the e-mail to return to the slide show in the future.

About "The Week in Pictures" and "The Week in Sports Pictures"'s "The Week in Pictures" made its debut Oct. 16, 1998. "The Week in Sports Pictures" launched on October 25, 2002. Our goal is to create an outlet for the best photojournalism. We endevour to publish pictures that will affect our readers, make them feel the emotions behind the news, and help them better understand our world.

These slideshows also serve as a historical record of events that change the course of history as well as unique, slice-of-life moments from around the globe.

Each week, multimedia producers review more than 70,000 images to make the initial selection for "The Week in Pictures" and "The Week in Sports Pictures." Sources include wire services, picture agencies, small and large newspapers and scores of freelance photojournalists working around the globe.

Every Thursday morning three multimedia producers make the final selection for "The Week in Pictures." Every Sunday evening, two multimedia producers select images for "The Week in Sports Pictures." The quality of the available photographs dictates the number of images published each week.

Different multimedia producers are involved in the final edit each week to encourage a diversity of viewpoints in selecting the best storytelling images. After editing and production, "The Week in Pictures" is published every Thursday afternoon. "The Week in Sports Pictures" updates every Monday morning.

Each week we invite our readers to vote for the Reader's Choice Award.

At the end of the year, we produce The Year in Pictures, where we combine the best news images with music and news clips to take a look back at the most important visual news events of the year.

If you have any questions or comments, please write to us.

Robert Hood
supervising producer multimedia

Questions or comments? Write us.

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