The best news pictures of the day

 

Family lunch in the Borges household with, left to right, Daniella, Uyara and her daughter Rayara, Nayara, Ary and Tom

The tiger who came to tea: family meal time in the Borges household with, left to right, Daniella, Uyara and her daughter Rayara, Nayara, Ary and Tom. The family from Maringa, Brazil have taken the trend for exotic pets to new extremes, not content with the standard pooch or moggy, the Borges have been sharing their home with a pack of seven tigers. Ary Borges, began his love affair with tigers when he found two of the big cats living in a bad state at a circus and decided to bring them home. After his success with the rescue tigers, Ary started breeding them, and the tigers still have the run of the house at the Borges family home.


An artist prepares an idol at a workshop ahead of Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India. The five-day Durga Puja festival that commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga to mark the triumph of good over evil begins Oct. 10.

An artist prepares an idol at a workshop ahead of Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga to mark the triumph of good over evil and begins on the 10th of October.


A model shows a 59.6-carat pink diamond that will be auctioned by Sotheby's in Geneva in November at a record asking price of £37 million.

A model shows a 59.6-carat pink diamond that will be auctioned by Sotheby's in Geneva in November at a record asking price of £37 million. "The Pink Star", an internally flawless oval-cut vivid pink diamond, will become the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction.


An elderly woman in an electric scooter rolls by as Dutch police gather at the site after closing two department stores and a restaurant in the city of Haarlem. The police were reacting to someone having tweeted threats of a 'bloodbath' on the social network and deployed armed police to the described sites.

An elderly woman in an electric scooter rolls by as Dutch police gather at the site after closing two department stores and a restaurant in the city of Haarlem. The police were reacting to someone having tweeted threats of a 'bloodbath' on the social network and deployed armed police to the described sites.


Policemen detain gay rights activists protesting in Moscow against a ban on staging a gay pride parade during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Policemen detain gay rights activists protesting in Moscow against a ban on staging a gay pride parade during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.


Can you see it? A cirrus cloud resembling a swooping bird is pictured in the skies over Filton, Bristol, this morning.

Can you see it? A cirrus cloud resembling a swooping bird is pictured in the skies over Filton, Bristol, this morning.


The world's first inflatable concert hall in the disaster-hit northeastern coast town of Matsushima in Miyagi prefecture, Japan. British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki created the unusual Ark Nova, a balloon made of a coated polyester material, which has been erected at a park in Matsushima for the concert hall. The first event will run from September 27 through October 14, including performances by the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and traditional Japanese kabuki theatre.

The world's first inflatable concert hall in the disaster-hit northeastern coast town of Matsushima in Miyagi prefecture, Japan. British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki created the unusual Ark Nova, a balloon made of a coated polyester material, which has been erected at a park in Matsushima for the concert hall. The first event will run from September 27 through October 14, including performances by the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and traditional Japanese kabuki theatre.


The interior of the inflatable concert hall

The interior of the inflatable concert hall


A racegoer wears a Panama hat on a warm day at Goodwood racecourse in Chichester, England.

A racegoer wears a Panama hat on a warm day at Goodwood racecourse in Chichester, England.


Bangladeshi garment workers run as police disperse them during a protest march in Narayanganj, near Dhaka. Protests by workers demanding higher wages entered the fifth day forcing authorities to close more than 100 factories for the day.

Bangladeshi garment workers run as police disperse them during a protest march in Narayanganj, near Dhaka. Protests by workers demanding higher wages entered the fifth day forcing authorities to close more than 100 factories for the day.


Police remove the door and push away a refrigerator as they break into Maria Isabel Rodriguez Romero's apartment to evict her and her family in Madrid. Rodriguez Romero has lived in an apartment of the State City Hall Housing Company for 24 years and they have paid a debt of 1200 euros but EMVS informed them they still had to move out. The eviction was executed despite of the resistance of dozens of Victims' Mortgage Platform activists.

Police remove the door and push away a refrigerator as they break into Maria Isabel Rodriguez Romero's apartment to evict her and her family in Madrid. Rodriguez Romero has lived in an apartment of the State City Hall Housing Company for 24 years and they have paid a debt of 1200 euros but EMVS informed them they still had to move out. The eviction was executed despite of the resistance of dozens of Victims' Mortgage Platform activists.


A beard shaped liked scissors, oh the irony! This carefully crafted creation is just one of many on show at the New Orleans Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships in the USA.

A beard shaped liked scissors, oh the irony! This carefully crafted creation is just one of many on show at the New Orleans Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships in the USA. For more beards


Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican


Members of the Kenyan Sikh community come together in Nairobi to cremate a grandmother and son who were killed when terrorists took over the Nairobi Westgate shopping Mall. The country is marking the first of three days of mourning, with flags being flown at half mast. Somber, religious and nationalist music was being played on television stations to a backdrop of scenes of rescue from the attack.

Members of the Kenyan Sikh community come together in Nairobi to cremate a grandmother and son who were killed when terrorists took over the Nairobi Westgate shopping Mall. The country is marking the first of three days of mourning, with flags being flown at half mast. Somber, religious and nationalist music was being played on television stations to a backdrop of scenes of rescue from the attack.


A soldier from the U.S. Army's 1st Platoon, 18th Engineer Company, Task Force Arrowhead rests at Forward Operating Base Mizan in Afghanistan's Zabul Province. The Army is set to introduce a new policy banning tattoos for recruits that show below the elbow and knee and above the neckline

A soldier from the U.S. Army's 1st Platoon, 18th Engineer Company, Task Force Arrowhead rests at Forward Operating Base Mizan in Afghanistan's Zabul Province. The Army is set to introduce a new policy banning tattoos for recruits that show below the elbow and knee and above the neckline


A premature baby in an incubator at Mosango Hospital, which is supported by H4+ (a joint effort by United Nations and related agencies and programmes UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO, and the World Bank.

A premature baby in an incubator at Mosango Hospital, which is supported by H4+ (a joint effort by United Nations and related agencies and programmes UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO, and the World Bank. Panos photographer Sven Torfinn has been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo documenting the work done looking after mothers and their babies at health centres and hospitals.


Rubber Duck tour

The duck's back, this time on a visit to the Summer Palace in Beijing. The 18-metre tall inflatable rubber duck, a creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman,will be displayed at Beijing's Garden Expo Park and the Summer Palace, from September to October as part of a world tour of 13 cities across 10 countries.


freight train pile up in Texas

Is this the way to Amarillo? Three freight trains seemed confused about which direction to take when they collided outside Amarillo, Texas.


Soyuz TMA-10M space flight

Carrying what might be their lunch boxes, members of the International space crew (L-R), US astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russia's cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky make their way to the Soyuz TMA-10M for their scheduled flight bound for the International Space Station.


Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-10M space ship takes off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Blast off, the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-10M space ship takes off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

 

Source: theguardian
 

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