England begins reopening as Covid lockdown eases โ€“ in pictures

Non-essential shops and hairdressers reopened, cafes and restaurants recommenced serving outside and pub beer gardens were open into the night as part of the governmentโ€™s gradual easing of Covid restrictions … Read More

Holy waters: the spiritual journey of African migrants โ€“ in pictures

Friar Oscar Omaringabo, from the Order of the Minor Friars of the Democratic Republic of Congo โ€˜I came to Sicily to participate in the feast of Saint Benedict the African. … Read More

The beluga whale who became famous: Aleksander Nordahl’s best photograph

In April 2019, a beluga whale appeared alongside fishing boats off the coast of Norway. He was wearing a harness. A fisherman called Joar Hesten freed him, and saw the … Read More

‘To convey black beauty is an act of justice’: Tasweer photo festival โ€“ in pictures

Image-makers of African heritage from the worlds of fashion, design and photography โ€“ including Tyler Mitchell, Namsa Leuba and Nadine Ijewere โ€“ are celebrated in a new show for Qatarโ€™s … Read More

Bright lights, big city: Hong Kong’s neon at night โ€“ in pictures

Golden Dragon Mahjong Parlour in Wan Chai โ€˜I discovered Hong Kongโ€™s neon lights through the films of director Wong Kar-wai, or more precisely the work of director of photography Christopher … Read More

Happy ‘farmily’: portraits of people and their animals โ€“ in pictures

Photographer Tasha Hall creates what she calls โ€˜farmilyโ€™ portraits โ€“ featuring families and their animals. Hall, from British Columbia in Canada, says she got the idea after wanting to include … Read More

Spanish people take to streets over rapper’s jailing โ€“ in pictures

Free speech protests have continued since the jailing of musician Pablo Hasรฉl last week for exalting terrorism in his lyrics Main image: Flames engulf dustbins during a demonstration in Barcelona. … Read More

Manhattan makeover for London with floating green walkway plan

New York was revitalised by the High Line, a ribbon of parkland floating above Manhattan on a disused elevated railway that has become one of the cityโ€™s biggest tourist attractions. … Read More