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Clap for carers: applauding the NHS – in pictures

People across the UK have taken part in a mass round of applause in support of the NHS workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.In the Clap For Carers initiative people took to their doorsteps and balconies applauding, banging pans and letting off fireworks. Notable buildings around the country were also lit up in blue Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK, UK News, News photography, NHS, Coronavirus outbreak


South Korea's booming drive-ins - in pictures

Box office numbers for drive-in cinemas in Seoul, South Korea, are on the rise as people find a way to avoid crowds during the coronavirus outbreak Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Photography, Film, Culture, Asia Pacific, News photography, Art and design, Seoul South Korea, Coronavirus outbreak


Remnants of Isis: finds in a Syrian village – in pictures

A year after the last black flag of Islamic State was lowered in the Syrian village of Baghouz, traces of the jihadist group are still all around this small and remote village near the Iraqi border, where Kurdish fighters and the US-led coalition declared the defeat of Isis in March 2019 Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Isis, Islamic State, Iraq, US, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, News photography, Baghouz


Belgium enters lockdown over coronavirus crisis – in pictures

Belgium is the latest country to go into lockdown, with citizens asked to stay at home and limit contact to their closest family. From noon on Wednesday, all non-essential shops and open-air markets closed and people were expected to work at homeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Infectious Diseases, News photography, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak


Ghost ships and Salisbury lights: Wednesday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news, News photography, Salisbury


Billions of locusts swarm through Kenya - in pictures

Huge locust swarms in east Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods. Dense clouds of the ravenous insects have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into Kenya, in the region’s worse infestation in decades Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Animals, Africa, Environment, World news, Middle East and North Africa, News photography, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Extreme Weather


Ashen landscapes of the Philippines after Taal volcano eruption - in pictures

The eruption of Taal volcano near Manila spewed lava into the sky, leaving villages blanketed by heavy ash. The falling ash pushed aviation officials to temporarily shut down the capital’s main airport, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and stranding tens of thousands of travellers. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, News photography, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Volcanoes, Manila, Taal


Lava gushes from Taal volcano in Philippines – in pictures

Red-hot lava gushed out of the Taal volcano in the Philippines after a sudden eruption of ash and steam forced villagers to flee en masse and shut down offices and schools. Clouds of ash blew more than 60 miles north, reaching the capital, Manila, and forcing the shutdown of the country’s main airport. There have been no reports of casualties or major damage from the eruption that began on Sunday Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, News photography, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Volcanoes, Manila, Taal


Protests and prayers after the killing of Qassem Suleimani - in pictures

Iran has vowed revenge for a US airstrike at Baghdad international airport that killed Gen Qassem Suleimani, the head of the elite Quds force and architect of Iran’s spreading military influence in the Middle EastIran vows revenge for US killing of top general Qassem Suleimani Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Iraq, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, News photography, Baghdad, Gen Qassem Suleimani, Qassem Suleimani, Quds, Middle EastIran


2010-2019: a decade in pictures

The Guardian’s picture editors take a look back at some of the news photography that has defined the past 10 yearsFrom the earthquake in Haiti at the start of 2010, the decade was defined by successive international refugee crises, natural disasters and conflict. In the UK, a joyful London Olympics preceded the spectre of a split with Europe as the world’s population faced up to an overheating planet. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, UK, London, News photography, Haiti


Trump supporters: what they wear – in pictures

Donald Trump addressed a boisterous crowd in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday night. While the president wore a sober navy suit, his supporters chose more partisan attire Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, US news, US politics, News photography, Donald Trump, Trump, Hershey Pennsylvania, Trump Administration


Hong Kong protesters clash with riot police – in pictures

Riot police have swooped on pro-democracy activists trying to flee a university they had set ablaze in one of the most violent confrontations in nearly six months of unrest. Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with officers who had threatened to use deadly force, as tensions flared elsewhere in the regionHong Kong police fire live rounds at protesters trying to leave campus – live updates Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, Media, Protest, China, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Culture, Asia Pacific, News photography, Art and design, regionHong Kong


Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution, 1989 - in pictures

Thirty years ago, Czech photographer Bohumil Eichler was working for a dissident student-run news agency when the Velvet Revolution began. His work from Prague has rarely been seen, until now. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Czech Republic, Prague, News photography, Communism, Czechoslovakia, Bohumil Eichler


Rescued at sea: how did refugees’ lives in Europe turn out?

In June 2018, Italian photographer Nicoló Lanfranchi joined the last ship patrolling the Mediterranean to save refugees. Then, over many months, he tracked them down to their new homes• Life aboard the Aquarius: a photographic diary• Photo diary part two: the Aquarius arrives in MaltaIn early 2018 Italian-born photographer Nicoló Lanfranchi was living in Berlin combining reportage work with commercial projects. He travelled the world for German media, producing stark images of the slow death of ...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Media, Berlin, World news, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Global development, Libya, Haiti, Mediterranean, Medecins Sans Frontieres MSF


Seven days that shook Chile - in pictures

Crowds gathered in the capital, Santiago, set up fiery barricades and clashed with riot police in protest against rising subway fares and to demand better education, healthcare and wages Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Protest, Americas, World news, News photography, Santiago, Chile, Inequality


Trudeau triumphs in Canadian election - in pictures

Justin Trudeau has won a second term as Canada’s prime minister, losing his majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Americas, World news, Canada, News photography, Justin Trudeau


Then and now: China's destruction of Uighur burial grounds

China is destroying Uighur graveyards where generations of families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in what activists call an effort to eradicate the ethnic group’s identity in XinjiangSatellite images of a graveyard in Aksu, Xinjiang province, in 2015 where Uighur poet Lutpulla Mutellip was buried, and the same view in 2019 showing a new area called Happiness Park. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, World news, Asia Pacific, News photography, Xinjiang, Uighurs, Aksu Xinjiang, Lutpulla Mutellip


The 20 photographs of the week

Conflict in Syria, shocking pink fashion at Cannes, and a seal pup making a splash – the last seven days, as captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, Africa, World news, US news, Syria, Taiwan, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Venezuela, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Cannes, Cannes 2019


South Africans go to the polls – in pictures

Ruling ANC, in power since 1994, is favourite to win national election despite corruption scandals Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, World news, South Africa, News photography, ANC, ANC (African National Congress


Cyclone Fani hits India's east coast – in pictures

A category 5 storm has torn through the Bay of Bengal, lashing beaches with rain and winds of up to 205km/h, affecting weather as far away as Mount Everest Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, India, World news, South and Central Asia, News photography, Extreme Weather, Bay of Bengal, Mount Everest Continue


Unrest in Caracas - in pictures

The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with activist Leopoldo López and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers early on Tuesday in a call for the military to rise up and oust the socialist leader, Nicolás Maduro. Events started when Guaidó appeared in an early morning video surrounded by heavily armed soldiers backed by armoured vehicles. Guaidó said soldiers who had taken to the streets were protecting Venezuela’s constitution. Information minister Jorge Rodrígue...
Tags: Photography, Protest, Americas, World news, News photography, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, Jorge Rodriguez, Leopoldo Lopez, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Kim Jong-un in Russia – in pictures

The North Korean leader arrived in Russia by train on Wednesday, a day before his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin. He visited with diplomacy over his nuclear programme deadlocked. Kim is travelling to the Pacific port city of Vladivostok for a meeting with Putin on Thursday Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, Russia, World news, Asia Pacific, News photography, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Pacific, Kim Jong, Vladivostok


Asia's longest-fighting communist guerrillas – in pictures

The fight for communism is alive in the mountains of the Philippines, where the New People’s Army is celebrating 50 years since it took up arms. The armed wing of the Communist party of the Philippines is the oldest fighting communist guerrilla force in Asia Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Photography, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, News photography, Communism, New People 's Army


The New York Easter parade and Bonnet festival – in pictures

Celebrants donned festive finery and showed off their very best headgear on Fifth Avenue Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, New York, World news, US news, News photography


The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival, New York – in pictures

Celebrants donned festive finery and showed off their very best headgear along Fifth Avenue. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, New York, World news, News photography


New Zealand's day of mourning for Christchurch – in pictures

Vigils and silences held as country remembers the victims of the mosque shooting Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Asia Pacific, News photography, New Zealand, Islamophobia, Christchurch, Christchurch shooting


Venezuela: blackouts in Caracas – in pictures

Venezuela has had to shut schools and suspend business activities during the worst blackouts in decades. The massive outages have compounded the economic and political crisis in the country, where the government and opposition accuse each other of being responsible for the infrastructure breakdown. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Americas, World news, News photography, Venezuela, Caracas


The women clearing Sri Lanka's minefields - in pictures

As the 10-year anniversary of the Sri Lankan civil war approaches, de-mining continues across the north of the country. At the Halo Trust, 50% of the deminers are women, many of them war widows with children to support Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Women, World news, South and Central Asia, News photography, Sri Lanka


Own a classic Observer photograph from the Women's Liberation Movement march, 1971

On Saturday 6 March 1971, women from across the UK gathered in central London to join the first national demonstration by the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement. Observer photographers Jane Bown and Tony McGrath documented the event for the following day’s paper. Order a print from the International Women’s Day Archive here Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Gender, UK, London, Activism, Women, Life and style, UK News, Feminism, News photography, Germaine Greer, Jane Bown, Gnm Archive, Women 's Liberation Movement Observer, Tony McGrath, Women s Liberation Movement


Manila's commutes from hell - a photo essay

Photographer Eloisa Lopez documented commuters through the gridlocked streets of the Philippines metropolis – some of them travelling three hours each way to and from workFlashlight in hand, the street-sweeper Alejandro Galasao, 58, navigates a labyrinth of alleys to catch a bus to the capital, Manila, 30km (18.6 miles) away. He has to wake up in the middle of the night for a job that does not start until 6am. Traffic is so bad in Manila that if he leaves any later than 3.30am, there is no way h...
Tags: Photography, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, News photography, Manila, Reuters, Eloisa Lopez, Alejandro Galasao, Galasao



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