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The Photography and Visual Journalism Blog
of the Tampa Bay Times

Sunlight streams between skyscrapers as the sunrise paints the sky behind downtown Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Houston. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

The week's 20 best photos, from the Associated Press and Getty Images

This week's collection of the best news photos features Pope selfies, refugees, Great Walls and hordes of outlandish creatures (some shirtless, some in tuxes). All photos are from the Associated Press and Getty Images and were taken or transmitted between February 17 and February 24. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP) Waves …

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  1. Photo gallery: Daytona 500

    News

    Photo gallery: Kurt Busch wins wreck-heavy Daytona 500

    The Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford team celebrates a victory at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
  2. Photo gallery: Saturday at Daytona International Speedway

    Blogs

    NASCAR's season opener puts the spotlight on Daytona International Speedway as Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to racing after missing half of 2016 Cup Series. Forty drivers will take to the track Sunday with Chase Elliot and Matt Kenseth in the front row. The Daytona 500 start flag drops at 2:00 p.m. E.S.T. Sunday, Feb. …

    Drivers make their way around the track during the Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
  3. The week's 20 best photos, from the Associated Press and Getty Images

    World

    This week's collection of the best news photos features Pope selfies, refugees, Great Walls and hordes of outlandish creatures (some shirtless, some in tuxes).

    Sunlight streams between skyscrapers as the sunrise paints the sky behind downtown Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Houston. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
  4. Looking Back: There's Monkey Business In The Hatfield House (June 18, 1959)

    Human Interest

    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on June 18, 1959. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer George Trabant.

    Make Room For Jamie

    All dressed and ready for bed, Jamie stalls as long as possible. In addition to brushing teeth, Jamie has found the toothbrush is great for scratching his head.

TIMES | George Trabant
  5. From the archives: A Sunken Gardens photo gallery – 26 classic black-and-white images

    Human Interest

    The Tampa Bay Times photo archives are filled with hundreds of thousands of images that capture the history and flavor of the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Having recently added a sizable number of historical Sunken Gardens photos to the archive, we decided to pull some out and share them with you. Whether or not you've …

    June 16, 1966 - Karol Kelly met one of her fine-feathered subjects yesterday at Sunken Gardens. Miss Kelly is "Miss Florida Attractions" and is currently on a statewide tour to promote the attractions. She was presented a key to St. Petersburg by Councilman Elliott Holland. June was proclaimed "Florida At-tractions Month" several weeks ago. (Times staff photo)
  6. All Eyes photo gallery: Last days of the Florida State Fair

    Human Interest

    The Florida State Fair wrapped up its 2017 season at the Florida State Fairgrounds today.

    Luis Galo, 10, of Oldsmar,  looks at a butterfly at the butterfly encounter during the last day of the Florida State Fair Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.
  7. Photo gallery: Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic

    Blogs

    Runners from 2-10 years-old competed Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in the annual Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic held at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa. Younger runners, 2-4 years-old raced for 30 yards while olders runners ran one mile on the school's track.

    Five year-olds prepare to run a race during the Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic for ages 2 to 10 year-olds at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
  8. Photo gallery: Massive brush fire in Polk County scorches land and homes

    Blogs

    While investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire, the state's abnormally dry weather — and particularly strong winds on Thursday created the perfect conditions to help form and fuel the blaze. Widespread drought conditions caused by above-average heat and minimal humidity have …

    A home destroyed by fire is seen in a burnt area next to Highway 630 East near Indian Lake Estates on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.