All-Request Photos: Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ernest Hemingway, Lucha Libre ...
As part of an ongoing experiment, I solicited reader requests for news photos as part of our Culture Report. I asked people on Twitter and email, "Would you like to see a good photo of a particular subject? A high-res version of a photo you've already seen somewhere else? A photo from a particular photographer or event? If I have access and can find it, I'll try to post it." The response was even better than the last time we did this, the subject matter was varied, and the task of finding the images and composing the entry was great fun. Images ranged from Ernest Hemingway to the Flaming Lips, taken in places from North Korea to the International Space Station. If you like this experiment, let me know in the comments, and I'll turn it into a more regular feature. To all those who made requests, thanks so much.
Christian pilgrims hold candles at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the ceremony of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
An Indian Hindu devotee kneels down after piercing his face with a metal trident as he shows devotion to Hindu God Shiva during the festival of Shiva Gajan in the village of Bainan, west of Kolkata, the capital of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, Friday, April 13, 2012. The ritual marks the final day of the Bengali calendar. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
Members of the Mara 18 gang, attend a mass at the Izalco Penitenciary in the city of Izalco, 70 Km west of San Salvador on April 13, 2012. Catholic priest Fabio Colindres, negociator of the Catholic church, celebrated a mass to thank for the truce between the gangs Mara 18 and Mara Salvatrucha, to down murder rates in El Salvador. AFP PHOTO/Jose CABEZAS.
Pakistani girls sit amid graves whilst attending a test during their daily classes at a makeshift school managed in the boundary of a small graveyard in Gujranwala near Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Pakistani government allocate less then four per cent for education in the country of more the 180 million. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Ash and smoke are spewed from Popocatepetl Volcano as seen from the city of Puebla, in the Mexican central state of Puebla, on April 18, 2012. Residents of nearby communities reported roaring noises from the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City on Tuesday after signs of increased activity prompted authorities to raise alert levels. AFP PHOTO/Jose CASTA-ARES
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin looks on through 3D glasses during his visit to Moscow's Planetarium, on April 12, 2012. Russia celebrated today Aviation and Cosmonautics Day, the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin making the first manned space flight in 1961.AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI POOL/ ALEXEY DRUZHININ
This handout photo provided by NASA shows the Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flying over Washington skyline, including the Washington Monument, as seen from a NASA T-38 aircraft, Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Discovery, the longest-serving orbiter will be placed to its new home, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (AP Photo/NASA, Robert Markowitz)
Gymnast Alaina Williams performs on a trampoline in New York's Times Square during U.S. Olympic Team festivities, Wednesday, April 18, 2012. The event marks 100 days until the London Olympics. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
A man stands inside the art work 'Five Minutes Of Pure Sculpture' by British artist Anthony MacCall at the Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Anthony McCall;s work will be used at the official arts festival running alongside the London Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012. The exhibition in Berlin will run from April 20. until August 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A Pakistani daily worker washes himself at a water point on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Russian Orthodox believers celebrate Easter at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow on April 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
In this handout from The White House, US President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum following an event April 18, 2012 in Dearborn, Michigan. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House Photo via Getty Images)