Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival …
Stars descended on the small French Riviera town this week for the beginning of the annual Cannes Film Festival. Among the guests was “The Dictator,” a character played by actor Sacha Baron Cohen in the upcoming movie of the same name.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee …
In London, celebrations continue to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. Harrods, the famous London department store, unveiled a display of 31 crowns designed by the some of the world’s top brands. Harrods employees marked the event by performing “God Save the Queen” amid a shower of confetti outside the store. The National Portrait Gallery in London also opened a new exhibition this week called “The Queen: Art & Image” that will run until October 21.

London Olympics …
The Olympic flame made its way around Greece in the annual Torch Relay, while preparation for the games continued in London with work on a new system of gondola-style cable cars that will connect East London and the Greenwich Peninsula.

For more of this week’s events, check out our gallery, This Week in Photos.

2 Responses

  1. DBCoop says:

    Recent news posts say that the new cable car system over the River Thames connecting Greenwich with East London may not be open in time for the Summer Olympics which begin the end of July.

    Since my next visit to London will be mid-July, it looks like I might miss out on being one of the first lucky cable car riders — which means back to plan A, the river cruise option, which makes Greenwich a 30 minute scenic boat ride from the Tower of London. Nothing better than to start off a tour of London than with a peek at the Crown Jewels.

  2. June says:

    Visiting the film festival sounds good but sadly im already busy with…er…climbing the mount everest ;-)

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