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Best photographs of the day: a polar bear in Norway and sidecar racing in South Africa

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including Hillary Clinton’s new campaign plane and protestors occupying a road in Calais.

South Africa

United States vs. Colombia, Olympics 2016: Time, TV schedule and team news

The Americans are expected to give their stars some rest after passing their toughest test over the weekend.<p>Being defending world and Olympic champions is a tough spot to be in, but the United States women's national soccer team has handled it perfectly so far at Rio 2016. After beating a very good …

Snapchat introduces Memories: a searchable, shareable archive of your snaps

Chat history<p>At a time when its social networking rivals are racing to promote more real-time sharing, Snapchat is turning its attention to the past. The company today introduced Memories, a way of saving and sharing old snaps in a private archive inside the main app. It’s a living, social camera …

Social Media

Best foot forward: elephants get prosthetics – in pictures

Elephants Mosha and Motola at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation hospital in Lampang province, northern Thailand for their prosthetic fittings

Fantasy book covers – in pictures

A decade-long fascination with wordplay, consumer culture and illustration is what first led Anna Hoyle to start painting imaginary book covers. “I’ll be cooking dinner and I’ll get this silly sentence in my head or this silly bundle of words,” says the Melbourne-based artist. “In my studio I’ve …

South Africa

London, Paris, New York: a tale of three mid-century cities – in pictures

Uniting three major 20th-century photographers – Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert – a new exhibition presents the beauty, streetlife and social contradictions of three world capitals from the 1930s to the 1960s


Closed for the storm: Six Flags theme park after Katrina – in pictures

Developers met this week to discuss plans to bring back to life an abandoned amusement park that’s been shut since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Jazzland’s old rides, including rollercoasters, funhouses and signs, still stand in eerie silence as one of the last remaining rebuilding projects a …

Boys of 1966: the England World Cup winning squad unseen – in pictures

Boys of ’66 – the Unseen Story Behind England’s World Cup Glory is published on Thursday. The book charts the England team’s chequered path to victory, illustrated by these previously unpublished photographs

Spain Debates: Is It Time To Scrap The Siesta?

Every day at 2 p.m., Antonio Davila rolls the metal shutters down over the front of his computer repair shop in central Madrid. He heads home for lunch, picks up his kids at school — and then goes back to work from 5 to 9 p.m. He's originally from Peru, and says Spanish hours took some getting used …

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

Blake Wheeler

Pictures of the Week 3.10.16

New Orleans

Artist Transforms Her Eyelids into Paintings Inspired by Movies, Musicals, and Books

Makeup artist Tal Peleg designs detailed paintings on an unusual canvas: her upper eyelid. Using this part of her face–along with her eyebrows, lashes, waterline, and the surrounding area–Peleg recreates scenes from iconic movies, musicals, and books. For her depiction of Shel Silverstein's <i>The</i> …

Mary Poppins

The 20 photographs of the week

The deteriorating refugee crisis in Europe, the return to Earth from the International Space Station, Paris fashion week – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Donald Tusk

Fantasy film posters from your snapshots – in pictures

Ever looked at a picture of your cat and imagined it as an uber-villain? Reddit user Your_Post_as_a_Movie turns user’s photographs into fantasy film posters


Fuel prices around the world - in pictures

A dramatic drop in oil prices offers mixed results for motorists across the globe – from hefty savings at US pumps to a rare price hike in Venezuela. These images taken by Reuters photographers over the last few weeks show how, despite all countries having access to the same oil prices on …

Marilyn Monroe

Locals Embroider Street Benches to Add Creative Color to Their Neighborhood

Jerusalem-based artist Talya Tomer-Schlesinger sees artistic potential hidden within every corner of the world. The director of the Baka neighborhood asked Tomer-Schlesinger to brighten a local road for an upcoming arts festival and, when she was deciding what to create, the artist looked to the …


Super Bowl Halftime Shows: Pictures

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This Is "The Glassworker", Pakistan's First Fully Hand-Drawn Animated Film

The film is about a young boy named Vincent, and is influenced by Japanese anime style.<p>View this post on Facebook

Quitting school and taking a family travel adventure: what Guardian readers say

The Meek family’s tale of swapping work and school for a year of UK adventures with their kids encouraged readers to share their own experiences – and opinions<p>We took a decision to sell up and move to Portugal in 1999 when our kids were three and five years old. We’d both been working hard and …

New Zealand

The Vienna Opera Ball 2016 in Pictures


Bugs Bunny voice artist Joe Alaskey dies

<b>Joe Alaskey, the US voice artist who provided vocals for such Looney Tunes characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat, has died at 63.</b><p>Alaskey, who inherited the roles after the 1989 death of voice artist pioneer Mel Blanc, reportedly had cancer.<p>He was also heard as President Richard …

Forrest Gump

Life-Size Animal Sculptures Made Entirely Out of Galvanized Wire

Contemporary animal sculptor Kendra Haste is able to create life out of rolls of galvanized wire. Making use of the material to form contoured pieces that contrast solidity with empty space, Haste breathes a sense of movement into her creature creations. She has built a complete menagerie of …

Modern Art

Intimate Portraits Capture the Rarely Photographed Faces of Morocco

UK-based photographer Alan Schaller recently returned from a trip to Morocco and has generously shared some of his favourite snapshots from the trip. A notoriously difficult country to collect pictures of people—Moroccans seldom approve of having their pictures taken—this was an obstacle that the …

Digital Art

Adorable Sloth Stuck on Busy Highway is Rescued by Local Cops

A transit police officer was patrolling an Ecuadorian highway when he noticed something unusual on the side of the road: a sloth clinging to a guard rail. The adorable animal had failed to cross the busy freeway and was instead holding on to the rail for dear life. Immediately, the officer took …