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:

The next four are additions to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa:

Christmas Around The World is a slideshow from ABC in Australia (thanks to Ira Socol for the tip).

Photos: Santa Claus, the Holly, Jolly Stuntman is from TIME.

Holiday season lights up the globe is a photo gallery from the Sacramento Bee.

Hanukkah celebrations around the world – in pictures is from The Guardian.

Unicef photos of the year 2011 is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 is from The Atlantic.

Here are several new additions to The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2011:

The year in Pictures: Part II and Part III comes from The Boston Globe.

2011 – the year in review comes from The Guardian.

20 Years Since The Fall of the Soviet Union is from The Atlantic.