Obviously, photos can be great educational tools with English Language Learners and with any students (see The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons). I post about many photo galleries, also called slideshows. To do it in a little more organized way, though, I recently began this weekly feature called “Photo Galleries Of The Week.” This post is a “round-up” of online slideshows I’m adding to various “The Best…” lists:

Planetary Landscapes is a New York Times slideshow. I’m adding it to The Best Images Taken In Space.

Check out LIFE’s 37 Best-Ever Science Photos.

Annual Hmong New Year Festival is a Sacramento Bee slideshow. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About New Year Celebrations and to The Best Websites To Learn About The Hmong.

Worst Christmas gift ideas – in pictures is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa.