March 20, 2012. Suspended by wires, Chinese artist Li Wei performs in the sky at La Villette in Paris.
From Aung San Suu Kyi’s election campaign and the mourning of the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo to protests for Trayvon Martin and the celebration of the Afghan New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.
The images form a new section on Time called Lightbox, in which the company’s top photo editors pick out their favourite pictures. It’s an excellent curated site, much like this one.
Click here to see images of the week from the team.