Atlanta was chosen as the state capital in 1868 and served as the headquarters of the Reconstruction administration.
A whale shark swims in the Ocean Quest exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest.
The tomb of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is reflected in the pool surrounding it. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site -- which includes King's birthplace, grave and the Ebenezer Baptist Church -- draws visitors from around the world.
Pedestrians enter CNN Center, headquarters of the cable-news network.
A visitor looks at Deborah Butterfield's piece "untitled" in the High Museum of Art.
Visitors enter the "World of Coca-Cola," a museum dedicated to the ubiquitous beverage.
The Atlanta Braves take the field against the New York Mets.
Yang Yang, a male giant panda, munches on a piece of bamboo in his habitat at Zoo Atlanta.
Atlanta at dusk.