Week in Photos: Oldest Painting, First Space Dust, More

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Roosevelt Island, New York, October 7, 2007—Visitors stroll among a hundred illuminated tents, part of a two-day art installation.

Canadian Thom Sokoloski designed "The Encampment" to reflect the various histories of the island, a two-mile-long (three-kilometer-long) sliver of land in the East River off Manhattan.

Each tent featured objects, such as newspaper clippings and drawings, that told a story about a former island inhabitant.

Previously known as Welfare Island and Blackwell Island, Roosevelt Island has over time supported a hospital, a penitentiary, an asylum for the mentally disturbed.

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