Africa’s top shots: 17-23 February 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption A traditional praise singer chants from the public gallery in South Africa’s parliament ahead of the finance minister’s presentation of the budget on Wednesday… Image copyright EPA Image caption The day before, members of South Africa’s National Ceremonial Guard [...]

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Splash

Martin Rosen: “Here’s a picture of a Pacific Ocean splash at Marshall’s Beach, near the Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco, California.” Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-39064875

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Riding school

Walking behind the tall, concrete tower blocks of Brixton’s Loughborough Estate there’s an unlikely sight. Against a backdrop of railway arches, young people trot around the floodlit manege of the Ebony Horse Club, an organisation founded in 2006 to teach equestrian skills to local children. Image copyright Sophie Wedgwood In this inner city neighbourhood, some [...]

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Call of duty

Image copyright Alison Baskerville Sgt Conchita Lopez, 28, is one of 10 policewomen in the border town of Tapachula in Mexico’s southern Chiapas state. For six years she has been a member of the Mexican State Border Police. Image copyright Alison Baskerville Tapachula lies 32km (20 miles) from the border with Guatemala and is an [...]

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My beautiful backyard

Ffotograffydd gwadd Cymru Fyw ym mis Chwefror ydy Awen Morris o Lanberis. Dyma i chi rai o’r lluniau y mae hi wedi eu tynnu yn ei milltir sgwâr yn ystod yr wythnosau diwethaf: Awen Morris from Llanberis was Cymru Fyw’s guest photographer in February. Here’s some of the striking images she has taken of her [...]

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In pictures: Miniature worlds

From Sydney and Los Angeles to Hong Kong, artist Joshua Smith’s small models depict the buildings of big cities. Everything in them is reduced to scale, down to worn posters and discarded cigarette stubs. Image copyright Joshua Smith Image copyright Joshua Smith Image copyright Joshua Smith This model is based on a building found on [...]

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Quirky and peculiar: Unusual customs snapped in the ’70s by photographer Homer Sykes

From gurning and dunting, to skipping and barrel-wrestling – these strange and unusual traditions are marked annually in towns and villages. Forty years ago, in the pre-mobile phone era – when flared trousers and glam-rock ruled – Homer Sykes travelled across the country to capture special moments from these uniquely British celebrations. The images feature [...]

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Week in pictures: 11-17 February 2017

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright MARTY MELVILLE/afp Image caption More than 200 pilot whales, stranded on a beach in New Zealand, refloated themselves and returned to sea. A high tide helped the animals get back into deeper water. Volunteers also managed to [...]

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Sea worm festival

The Bau Nyale Festival, meaning “catching sea worms” in the local Sasak language, happens each year in February. Crowds begin arriving along the coastline of Kuta village in Central Lombok, Indonesia before dawn. Equipped with traditional fishing tools, they dig up sea worms along the coast line. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39024956

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Love

Jon Ames: “A loving swan couple at Kochelsee, south of Munich, in the shadow of the Bavarian Alps. To secure the heart of his pen, the cob fought off a hopeful male with a spectacular air and water chase – clearly she was delighted with his success.” Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-38992973

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