'Photo Album' photo (c) 2008, Sean - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

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:

Haunting Images Chronicle 165 Years Of A World At War is from NPR.

Bestagram: See Photos That Capture The Single Greatest Moment Of People’s Lives is from Fast Company, and provides an interesting idea for a learning activity — students could draw one from their own lives.

Winners: National Geographic Traveler 2013 Photo Contest is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe. I’m adding it to The Best Travel Photographs Of The Year.

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013 is a photo gallery from The Atlantic. It features photos of “action and adventure sports.”

Japan marks 68 years since Hiroshima is a slideshow from CBS News. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Atomic Bombings Of Japan.

The Muslim World Commemorates Eid al-Fitr is a slideshow from TIME. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About Ramadan.

Welcome To The Fair is a fun slideshow from The Boston Globe, with images from different state and county fairs.