Take a look Picture of the week Culture Society ... Print 7 Open popup to share Share: share on twitter share on facebook send by e-mail more... See in other languages: 5 See in other languages: 5 Languages: 5 (de) Bild der Woche (fr) L'image de la semaine (it) L'immagine della settimana (ja) 今週の写真 (zh) 本周图片 At an altitude of 2,200 meters, the aerobatic team of the Swiss Air Force performs at the shooting event at Axalp, Bernese Oberland, 12th October 2017.(Keystone / Christian Merz) When man imitates art, perhaps unwittingly. The rabbit-headed sculpture, here seen on October 5, is part of an open-air art show at the public baths, Marzili, in Bern. (Peter Klaunzer/Klaunzer) A statue of Swiss saint Nicholas of Flüe is carried to a special service held in his honour. (Keystone/Alexandra Wey) The traditional event of "Chaesteilet" in the Bernese Highlands, involves distribution of cheese made during the summer on mountain pastures. (EPA/Peter Klaunzer) Flyboard inventor and pilot Franky Zapata wows the crowd at the Breitling Airshow in Sion. (KEYSTONE/Christian Merz) Alphorn players perform in front of the newest radar station for the Swiss weather service, inaugurated on September 8. It is located on the Weissfluhgipfel in canton Graubünden. This picture taken on August 27 shows how a landslide swept through the village of Bondo in the Swiss Alps. (AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA) The French artist Saype painted this image of a Volkswagen van on a field in Chateau d'Oex on August 22. He needed 400 litres of biodegradable paint for the picture which is part of the international VW festival in the Alpine village. Children play amid the art installation, Art Throws Shadows, of Claudia Comte in Zurich's Münsterhof courtyard on August 15. (KEYSTONE/Ennio Leanza) Soldiers take away horses on August 8 from the stall of an animal breeder in Hefenhofen in northern Switzerland arrested on charges of animal cruelty. The world's largest Swiss flag - measuring 80 by 80 metres - hangs on the side of the Säntis mountain on July 31, the eve of Swiss national day. (KEYSTONE/Ennio Leanza) The Swiss Army Military Band, Rekrutenspiel, performs during a dress rehearsal for the Basel Tattoo on July 20. Dieter Meier of the iconic Swiss electronic music band Yello performs at the 51st Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, on July 12. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone) Kindergarten and primary school children, dressed up as monsters, participate in a procession - part of the traditional end of term celebrations in Geneva, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Around 6,150 pupils took part. A visitor wearing a poster of the famous Swiss cyclist Ferdy Kübler during a memorial held for the late sporting star, who died last year aged 97. The event took place on June 20, 2017 in Zurich Gunners from Lucerne head through a wood on June 14 to take position for the following day, when they fired 12 shots to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi. The head of the police dog unit in canton Valais, Christophe Ehinger, plays with 11-week-old police dog Snatch on June 7, 2017 in Lausanne. Demonstrators including Greenpeace activists protest on June 2 in front of the US embassy in Bern against the decision of the Trump government to pull out of the Paris climate deal. (KEYSTONE/Anthony Anex) The FC Basel football players celebrate the team's 3-0 victory over Sion in the Swiss Cup final on May 25. It was Basel's first win over Sion in the final in 14 attempts. Basel have already secured their eighth straight league championship win this season. (Keystone/FC Basel 1893 POOL/Sacha Grossenbacher) Snow job: Ploughs have spent four weeks this spring clearing the Great St Bernard pass to open the popular mountain route connecting Switzerland and Italy for summer traffic. Picture taken on May 16. (KEYSTONE/Valentin Flauraud) Allianz Suisse employees take part in a special House Running event - suspended from the Allianz skyscraper in Wallisellen, which has 18 floors. It's 60 metres until the ground. People show their best moves along the streets of Basel during the Dance Parade on May 4. (KEYSTONE/Georgios Kefalas) Delegates gathered for the Yemen donor conference at the United Nations in Geneva on April 25. (Keystone/Valentin Flauraud) Due to unusually low temperatures this past week, wine growers in Saxon in the Rhone valley sprayed water on the vines to protect blooming buds. April 20. (EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT) Roger Federer and Andy Murray in party mood after playing the "Match for Africa 3" in the Hallenstadion Stadium in Zurich on April 10. The match was raising money for the Roger Federer Foundation, which benefits children in Africa. (Keystone/Ennio Leanza) The Crucifixion by Alonso Cano. One of the works in the exhibition, Hola Prado, currently at the Kunstmuseum in Basel. April 6. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone) Six hundred years after the birth of Niklaus of Flüe, a statue of the Swiss saint was moved on March 30 to the middle of the main fountain in Sachseln, a village close to the pilgrimage site of the man remembered as 'Brother Klaus'. (KEYSTONE/Urs Flueeler) After damage to the tracks at Lucerne railway station due to a derailment on Wednesday, all trains were prevented from coming or - as this image shows - leaving the station again, at least until Monday. (KEYSTONE/Urs Flueeler) Green lights illuminate Switzerland's Rhine Falls on March 16 as part of Ireland's 'Global Greening' campaign to mark St Patrick's Day and promote tourism to the country. (KEYSTONE / Ennio Leanza) Swiss parliamentarians take a 'Pussyhat' break from their session, to show solidarity with international movements on Women's Day on March 8. Seen and heard! Carnival goers in Lucerne enjoy their moment in the sun on February 27. (KEYSTONE/Urs Flueeler) Rival negotiators arrived in Geneva on February 22 for UN-brokered talks aimed at ending Syria’s six-year conflict. Persistent violence and deadlock over the country's political future have been dampening hopes of a breakthrough. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini) A llama in sheep's clothing? On the contrary, this lama named Sergio is here to protect the herd from predators like the wolf. Claro, Ticino, February 16. (KEYSTONE/Ti-Press/Samuel Golay). The sign warning of potential rockslides can be misleading, especially when the whole slope gives way like it did on February 9 when the Axen road on the Lake Lucerne shore was covered with everything from boulders to whole trees. Switzerland goes to the dogs: On January 29, about 120 dog teams took part in a competition in the western village of Saignelegier in the Jura hills. Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka signs an autograph after winning his Men's singles quarter-final match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Australian Open on January 24. (Issei Kato, Reuters) Guarding the Congress Center in Davos on the eve of the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting. January 16, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Gian Ehrenzeller) United Nations special envoy Espen Barth Eide (R) and UN Director-General Michael Moeller (C) and Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of Mission Elizabeth Spehar (L) wait for the start of the Cyprus reunification talks. Geneva, January 9. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, silhouettes of Swiss reformer Huldrych Zwingli are projected onto buildings surrounding Zurich's Grossmünster church on January 5. (KEYSTONE/Walter Bieri) Enjoying the sun before it sets on another year. December 28 on Lake Greifen near Zurich. (KEYSTONE/Walter Bieri) A swimmer dressed up as Superman dives into Lake Geneva during the 78th "Coupe de Noel" (Christmas cup) swimming race on December 18, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI) Winterthur, December 12, 2016: A football match between Winterthur and FC Zurich was barely visible because of dense fog. Zurich won, 2-0. (Keystone/Ennio Leanza) People gather around an illuminated Christmas tree next to a bronze statue of Freddie Mercury during the Christmas Market in Montreux on December 6. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone) A snowmaker in Verbier checks a snow cannon in Verbier, November 28, 2016. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - RTSTPJX) The light installation, "RUN BEYOND", by Angelo Bonello at the Festival Lausanne Lumieres, pictured on November 22, 2016. (KEYSTONE/Leo Duperrex) Flamingos are kept in a glasshouse to reduce the risk of bird flu contamination at the Daehlhoelzli zoo in Bern on November 17. The government has increased protective measures against bird flu. Poultry as other domestic birds should not come into contact with wild birds or their excrement. (KEYSTONE/Anthony Anex) Authorities in Lucerne approved the display of miniature Star Wars 'Storm Troopers' in front of the city's iconic Chapel Bridge on November 10. It was a publicity stunt for the toy's manufacturer. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann walk to a press conference together following negotiations on migration between Switzerland and the European Union, in Berlin on November 2, 2016. (Keystone/EPA/Michael Kappeler) An 11-metre replica of Christ the Redeemer in Rio is transported by helicopter from the Guschakopf, eastern Switzerland, to near the Wartenstein ruin above Pfäfers, on October 27. The art piece was shown originally during the BadRagartz regional art show in 2015. (Keystone/Gian Ehrenzeller) A flock of starlings flies over the Lavaux on an autumn morning near Grandvaux, canton of Vaud, October 20, 2016. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks during the "Long Life Ceremony" at the Hallenstadion in Zurich on October 14. (Keystone/Ennio Leanza) On Switzerland’s first “castle day” on October 2, 2016, Schloss Hallwyl in Seengen in canton Aargau was one of several castles to open its gates. (KEYSTONE/Alexandra Wey) The "Ship of Tolerance", an art installation from artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, floats in Lake Zug on September 28, 2016. Schoolchildren from all over canton Zug drew pictures based on the themes of tolerance and respect, which make up the ship's sail. (KEYSTONE/Alexandra Wey) Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann waits to address the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20 (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Itchy feet: a woman at the “travellers’ fair 2016” in Bern on September 15 (KEYSTONE/Anthony Anex) A crescent sculpture, "Peak of Freedom", in the Appenzell Alps on September 1. Solar panels supply the crescent with electricity so that it lights up at night. The artist, Christian Meier, a staunch atheist, wants to spark debate over the meaning of summit crosses. (KEYSTONE/Christian Meier) Tianna Bartoletta from the United States lands in the sand in the long jump competition at the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Zurich on September 1 (KEYSTONE/Ennio Leanza). More than 8,000 hobby athletes swam around 1.5 kilometres across Lake Zurich on August 24, in what is an annual event. (Pascal Mora) A wind turbine blade is transported with a special vehicle to an alpine lake in canton Valais on August 18. (Olivier Maire/Keystone) Sad? Nope. Swiss cycling champ Fabian Cancellara shows his emotions after the men's time trial road race in the Rio Olympics, in which he won the gold medal on August 10. (KEYSTONE/Peter Klaunzer) Inaugurating the ski jump at Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland on August 1, 2016 (Urs Flüeler, Keystone) Double rainbow near Gryon, canton Vaud, on July 27, 2016 (Anthony Anex, Keystone) Cyclists in the Tour de France leave Bern on July 20, 2016. Ahead of them lay the 17th stage of the race, made up of 184km between Bern and Finhaut-Emosson in canton Valais. (Keystone/Lukas Lehmann). A cold front brought snow to the Swiss mountains this past week. A cow reacts on the Julier Pass on July 14. (Keystone/Gian Ehrenzeller) The festival season is underway: a visitor wakes up at the Openair Frauenfeld on June 7, 2016(Keystone/Benjamin Manser) Xherdan Shaqiri scores on an acrobatic goal for Switzerland at Euro 2016(Keystone/AP Photo/Michael Sohn) After a long spell of rain, Switzerland experienced a short heat wave this week.(Ennio Leanza/Keystone) The submerged quay for a restaurant in Steinach on June 17. Many parts of Switzerland were flooded following strong rains.(Ennio Leanza/Keystone). Glattbrugg station, canton Zurich on June 7. Commuters wait for a replacement train after a cable fire put trains out of action in the area. The Swiss Federal Railway suspects arson.(Ennio Leanza, Keystone) A photo gallery of pictures published each week. In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days. Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. 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