Southern Exposure: Israeli windsurfer Nimrod Mashiah of soaks up some Australian sunlight as he competes in the RS:X Men’s Windsurfer Medal race on the Centre Course during day 16 of the ISAF Sailing World Championships. After falling behind earlier in the competition, Mashiah surged ahead to take the bronze medal.
A ‘Dashing’ Fellow: J.J. Abrams, producer for ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,’ gives a movie-star wave at the film’s U.S. premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. It might be a movie worth kvelling over, and yet we can’t help being distracted by that awkward dash in the title.
The Festival of Lights, Big Time
: Rabbis Yehuda Teichtal (left) and Schmuel Segal pray as they erect an enormous nine-armed menorah in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. These outsized Hanukkah preparations put us in mind of last year’s giant menorah rivalry
between New York and Washington D.C.
Sharp Dressed Man: Director Adam Shankman strikes a jaunty pose at the U.S. premiere of ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol’ at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. He probably came out to support Tom Cruise, whom he directed in the forthcoming ‘Rock of Ages,’ a film based on the hair-metal rock musical of the same name. Now that we can’t wait to see.