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Covid-19: signs of hope on Edinburgh's streets - in pictures

Pictures of rainbows have begun appearing in windows up and down the country as families and households work to stay positive during the lockdown. The posters, many drawn or painted by children, often contain messages of support for the NHS. Further, inspired by the popular children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, teddy bears have also been on display. Photographer Murdo MacLeod went on a hunt of his own on the streets of Edinburgh Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Scotland, UK News, World news, NHS, Edinburgh, Michael Rosen, Murdo MacLeod, Edinburgh Continue, Coronavirus outbreak

Billionaires, please back off – we can't all self-isolate on a giant yacht

David Geffen and the world’s second-home owners need to stop with their social media smugness. Not everyone can ride out the crisis like themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHow can I make self-isolation more glamorous?Jeremy, London Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, London, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Life and style, World news, Digital Media, Kirstie Allsopp, David Geffen, Coronavirus outbreak

Spain before and after Covid-19 state of emergency – in pictures

Dramatic changes seen from the village of Ronda in the southern province of MalagaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn 14 March the Spanish government formally declared a state of emergency to combat coronavirus, placing the country in lockdown and ordering people to stay at home for the two weeks unless they had to buy food or medicine or go to work or hospital. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Ronda, 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

Colombia's narco-submarines - a photo essay

For years, they were referred to in hushed tones simply as “Big Foot” – a mythical creature rumored but never seen – but these days, the narco-submarines used by Colombia’s drug cartels have become almost commonplace.Photographs by Luis Robayo/AFP, written by Florence Panoussian/AFPWith cocaine production at an almost record high in Colombia, authorities on the country’s Pacific coast say crude semi-submersible craft have become a favoured tool to smuggle drugs toward the US, and even to Europe....
Tags: Europe, Photography, Americas, US, World news, Colombia, Drugs trade, Pacific, Afp, Luis Robayo, Hernando Enrique Mattos Dager

It's time to embrace the internet's perma-positive brigade

Instagram’s relentless optimism and promises of silver linings are giving me unexpected comfort when I’m distinctly lacking my own The ramifications of the coronavirus outbreak are still unfolding, changing how we work, interact and, for me at least, use social media. Self-isolation means that most of us are using our phones even more than usual. It was already a great deal, with the average Brit checking their phone about every 12 minutes of the waking day. A digital detox is probably more nece...
Tags: Health, Technology, Instagram, Internet, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Mental Health, Coronavirus outbreak

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

Apple unveils iPad Pro with 3D scanner in major redesign

Top tablet has lidar tech found in self-driving cars in system designed for augmented realityApple has released a new version of its top iPad Pro with new 3D depth-sensing lidar technology and a revamped MacBook Air with a new keyboard, as it attempts to continue normal business in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.The new 11in and 12.9in iPad Pros resemble the previous major redesign made in 2018, complete with slim bezels all round and Face ID facial recognition. But they also have a new lidar...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Photography, Technology, UK News, World news, Computing, Tablet Computers, MacBook Air, Laptops

St Patrick's day - in pictures

On the day after 54 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Ireland, deserted streets and shuttered pubs stripped of cheers, speeches and marching bands marked a St Patrick’s day like no other. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Culture, Ireland, Festivals, Patrick, COVID

Russian-led troll network based in west Africa uncovered

Fake Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts seemed to aim to inflame divides in USA newly discovered Russian-led network of professional trolls was being outsourced to Ghanaian and Nigerian operatives, according to Facebook and Twitter, who removed the network’s accounts on Thursday.The network was small: just 49 Facebook accounts, 85 Instagram accounts and 71 Twitter accounts in question. But it marks the first time that a Russian information operation targeting the US has been found to be ru...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Usa, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Russia, Africa, US, Social Media, Linkedin, World news, Coronavirus outbreak, Fake Facebook Instagram

Facebook uncovers Russian-led troll network based in west Africa

Operatives in Nigeria and Ghana warned Apprentice TV star Alan Sugar to ‘be careful’ of the virusA newly discovered Russian-led network of professional trolls was being outsourced to Ghanaian and Nigerian operatives, according to Facebook and Twitter, who removed the network’s accounts on Thursday.The network was small: just 49 Facebook accounts, 85 instagram accounts and 71 Twitter accounts in question. But it marks the first time that a Russian information operation targeting the US has been f...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, US, Social Media, Linkedin, World news, Alan Sugar, Ghana, Coronavirus outbreak, Apprentice TV

Snapshot sisterhood: women train the lens on women – in pictures

To mark International Women’s Day, ActionAid is staging a photography exhibition that celebrates female trailblazers in poor countries – from the Guatemalan hip-hop artist who uses her music to champion feminism, to the founder of Kabul’s first yoga studio. All of the images, which are on show at the Oxo Tower in London until 8 March, are taken by female photographers Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Global development, Kabul, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Oxo Tower, Women's rights and gender equality

Taj Mahal posers through the years – in pictures

The Trumps are not the first to succumb to the irresistible urge to pose in front of the 17th-century mausoleum – it has struck celebrities and world dignitaries alike for decades Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, India, World news

Bloody eye sockets, defaced statues: the visual legacy of Chile's unrest

Graffiti, toppled monuments and boarded-up buildings provide enduring reminders of the protests that have rocked the nationI arrived in Santiago in December of 2019, some two months after the start of mass protests that have rocked the nation’s largest cities. The unexpected burst of anger and violence has left much of the country bitter and uncertain about its identity and future. Related: 'Mentally, we're in crisis mode': protests leave Chileans living on their nerves Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Protest, Americas, World news, Santiago, Chile

Rio carnival 2020 – in pictures

Brazil’s famed carnival kicked off in earnest on Saturday as millions of revellers poured into the streets, some of whom took aim at the nation’s deeply polarised politics. Most partiers, though, were dressed in distinctly apolitical garb, ranging from mermaid to cowboy costumes, suggesting that during carnival, Brazilians are focused on revelry first, and politics second Rio carnival takes a stand against Bolsonaro’s divisive rhetoric Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Americas, World news, Culture, Festivals, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Bolsonaro

Minamata review – Johnny Depp attempts redemption in heartfelt look at disaster that struck Japanese town

Depp plays real-life US photojournalist W Eugene Smith who travels to cover the story of mercury poisoning that caused horrendous disfigurementsMinamata is not a masterpiece and there are one or two cliches here about western saviours and boozy, difficult, passionate journalists who occupy the perennial Venn diagram overlap between integrity and alcoholism. This movie’s producer-star Johnny Depp has form on this score, with his starstruck impersonation of Hunter Thompson. And once again, he has ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Film, Environment, US, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pollution, Art and design, Festivals, Johnny Depp, Berlin Film Festival, Bill Nighy, Depp, Hunter Thompson

Blessing the harvest with the Naga of Myanmar – in pictures

The subsistence farmers of the Gongwang Bonyo tribe are among the most isolated people in Myanmar. Living near the Indian border, they gather each year to bless the harvest Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, South and Central Asia, Myanmar, Indigenous Peoples, Gongwang Bonyo

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

Controversy rages over Trump interference in Roger Stone case – live updates

Attorney general to testify before congress Chuck Schumer warns of ‘crisis in the rule of law in America’Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 11.48am GMT The New York Times reports on the Instagram posts by leading meme-makers that Mike Bloomberg has bought.The self-deprecating and somewhat meta posts pretend to be screenshots of messages from the former New York mayor to the memestagrammers asking them to make memes that make him look cool. 10.56am GM...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Congress, Russia, US, World news, US news, US politics, House, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Breitbart, Roger Stone, Chuck Schumer, Mike Bloomberg

Rio's school for Samba – in pictures

Such is the reputation of the Paraíso de Tuiuti samba school in Rio de Janeiro that dancers travel from as far afield as the UK, Russia and Japan to train in the ways of hip-swivelling and hot-stepping. During Rio’s world-famous carnival, members of the school will dance in front of 70,000 spectators and tens of millions of television viewers Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Americas, World news, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Rio, Samba, UK Russia

Lisbon's outdoor art gallery – in pictures

Street art has transformed Quinta do Mocho, an area once plagued by crime and unemployment Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Portugal, Street Art, Lisbon, Quinta, Mocho

South Korean mass wedding defies virus fears – in pictures

Thousands of couples – many in face masks – tied the knot in a mass Unification Church wedding on Friday, despite concerns in South Korea over the spread of the coronavirus outbreak Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Photography, Religion, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Unification Church, Coronavirus outbreak

Swiss bliss: Teju Cole's Alpine wanderlust – in pictures

The German Fernweh translates as a longing to be elsewhere. For Teju Cole this means Switzerland – which he visits ever year to write and photograph the country’s desolate beauty Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Switzerland, Teju Cole

Sun! Samba! Street crime! Red-faced Rio highlights the negative

Instagram post about being robbed in the city is accidentally shared by tourist agencyWhen marketing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s national tourism agency typically focuses on the city’s world-class beaches, samba-filled music scene and caipirinha-fueled parties.Violent crime is rarely listed among the attractions.
Tags: Instagram, Americas, World news, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Cruise ships quarantined over coronavirus – in pictures

Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters have been placed in quarantine after cases of coronavirus were confirmed onboard. About 3,700 people are facing at least two weeks locked away on the Diamond Princess cruise liner anchored off Japan, while 1,800 passengers and crew are being kept onboard the World Dream, docked in Hong KongCoronavirus crisis – live updates Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Hong KongCoronavirus

South African photographer Santu Mofokeng – in pictures

The documentary photographer, best known for recording everyday life in the townships of South Africa, has died. His images illuminated the ordinary under apartheid, and captured a society in transformation after the regime ended Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, World news, Culture, South Africa, Art and design, Santu Mofokeng

Saving Tallabrook Lodge: the battle against Australia’s raging fires – in pictures

Guardian Australia photographer Mike Bowers and reporter Christopher Knaus joined the Cowie family defending their property about 100km from Canberra Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Australia, World news, Australia news, Art and design, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Canberra, Mike Bowers, Cowie, Christopher Knaus

Children in Germany celebrate Bird Wedding - in pictures

The traditional Sorbian festival Ptaci Kwas celebrates the approaching end of winter. The Sorbs are acknowledged as a national minority with their own language in eastern Germany Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Germany, World news, Ptaci Kwas

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

Russian comedian who dissed Putin flees country

Aleksandr Dolgopolov, a 25-year-old Russian comedian, made some jokes about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Christianity during a stand-up performance last year. Dolgopolov says he has now fled Russia over fears for his safety. In a show he did at amall bar in St Petersburg 12 months ago, Dolgopolov joked about Putin and his supporters: "Our population has split into two camps. On one hand there are those who support Putin; on the other, there are those who can read, write, and reach log...
Tags: Post, Politics, Comedy, News, Instagram, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Censorship, World news, BBC News, Christianity, Moscow, St Petersburg, Dolgopolov, Interior Ministry

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