Featured Photo by Mark Bridger

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Editor’s Note: Each week we’ll be featuring members of the Photofocus community.  Part of our New Year’s resolution is to focus on new and emerging talent.  As such, Melissa Niu will personally select images from our readers and feature them here on Photofocus.

Today’s featured photo is chosen from ViewBug (The World’s Best Photo Contests) community.

“This photo was taken in Kenya, at the Masai Mara, in September 2013. I used my Canon 1DX camera with a Canon 600mm f4 L IS Lens. We sat watching this family of lions for about an hour, 7 cubs and two lionesses looking after them, this little one stuck close to his aunt while watching the herds of wildebeest in the distance so I waited till the heads were lined up and opened up my aperture to f4 so the little cub was in focus and his aunt was just out of focus.”…

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Every weekend is an itasha car show at Akihabara’s UDX parking garage

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A friend of mine has a theory about Japanese pop idol performances. In his opinion, the real show isn’t the performers on stage, but the fans in the audience putting their unabashed passion on display as they cover themselves from head to toe in clothing bearing the likeness of their favorite singer.

You can make a similar argument about Tokyo’s anime shopping mecca of Akihabara. Sure, the neighborhood is packed with specialty stores, each of which is in turn packed with the rarest and/or latest merchandise. As interesting as the inventories of professional products may be, though, they’re often upstaged by the creations of fans who flock to the district to show them off, such as the anime-decaled cars of Japan’s itasha capital, the Akihabara UDX parking garage.

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