News in pictures: Thursday, June 8, 2023

News in pictures: Thursday, June 8, 2023

A colorful scene from Birmingham Pride was among the selected images in the Work Event Photography Awards held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in central London on Monday

A colorful scene from Birmingham Pride was among the selected images in the Work Event Photography Awards held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in central London on Monday

KATJA OGRIN/EPAS/ANIMAL NEWS AGENCY

Young burrowing owls appear to be having a natter at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona where they have a homely habitat, including artificial burrows built and maintained by students

Young burrowing owls appear to be having a natter at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona where they have a homely habitat, including artificial burrows built and maintained by students

SWNS

There may have been less deep breathing than usual at this yoga class on The Edge observation deck in Manhattan, New York.  It went ahead despite an air quality warning after smoke from wildfires in Canada drifted south

There may have been less deep breathing than usual at this yoga class on The Edge observation deck in Manhattan, New York. It went ahead despite an air quality warning after smoke from wildfires in Canada drifted south

JUSTIN LANE/EPA

Rescuers evacuate residents from their flooded homes after the Nova Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro river breached following this week's explosion

Rescuers evacuate residents from their flooded homes after the Nova Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro river breached following this week’s explosion

VLADYSLAV MUSIENKO/REUTERS

Nancy Pelosi, 83, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, throws the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park in Washington

Nancy Pelosi, 83, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, throws the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park in Washington

BRAD MILLS/USA TODAY/REUTERS

The Italian MP Gilda Sportiello of the Five Stars Movement nurses her son Federico in the Chamber of Deputies, in Rome.  She is the first parliamentarian to take advantage of a new rule which allows female members of the chamber to sit in the assembly's top row to breastfeed their children

The Italian MP Gilda Sportiello of the Five Stars Movement nurses her son Federico in the Chamber of Deputies, in Rome. She is the first parliamentarian to take advantage of a new rule which allows female members of the chamber to sit in the assembly’s top row to breastfeed their children

FABIO FRUSTACI/EPA

Bees create a layer of wax over a 3D-printed copy of an ancient bronze statue of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, created by the Slovak artist Tomas Libertiny, the Israeli beekeeper Rafi Nir, and the Israel Museum curator Dudi Mevorach.  It draws on an ancient wax technique.  The new model will be displayed at the museum in Jerusalem alongside the original Hadrian statue later this year

Bees create a layer of wax over a 3D-printed copy of an ancient bronze statue of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, created by the Slovak artist Tomas Libertiny, the Israeli beekeeper Rafi Nir, and the Israel Museum curator Dudi Mevorach. It draws on an ancient wax technique. The new model will be displayed at the museum in Jerusalem alongside the original Hadrian statue later this year

MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Helen Hill, a founder of the international environmental social enterprise Be The Future, wears a mermaid costume made from reclaimed waste at Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire to highlight the vast amounts of plastic dumped in the sea before tomorrow's World Ocean Day.  Be The Future says that 42 of the four meter-long, six kilogram costumes equate to the amount of plastic tipped into the sea every second

Helen Hill, a founder of the international environmental social enterprise Be The Future, wears a mermaid costume made from reclaimed waste at Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire to highlight the vast amounts of plastic dumped in the sea before tomorrow’s World Ocean Day. Be The Future says that 42 of the four meter-long, six kilogram costumes equate to the amount of plastic tipped into the sea every second

GUZELIAN

Workers are almost lost in huge bundles of jute as they transport up to 50kg each to Bangladesh's biggest jute market in Manikganj, Dhaka

Workers are almost lost in huge bundles of jute as they transport up to 50kg each to Bangladesh’s biggest jute market in Manikganj, Dhaka

MUSTASINUR RAHMAN ALVI/ZUMA/ALAMY

New Town Art Month opens in Edinburgh across 11 art galleries.  Paintings, sculpture, ceramics and photography will all be showcased during the fair which will seek to champion the New Town as the city's “incredible arts quarter”

New Town Art Month opens in Edinburgh across 11 art galleries. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics and photography will all be showcased during the fair which will seek to champion the New Town as the city’s “incredible arts quarter”

NATURAL

Alpacas don't have to worry too much about getting their hair wet during a cooling paddle in Loch Ness in Scotland.  Water levels there are very low after half the normal rainfall for May

Alpacas don’t have to worry too much about getting their hair wet during a cooling paddle in Loch Ness in Scotland. Water levels there are very low after half the normal rainfall for May

PETER JOLLY/NORTHPIX

Ifa (2021-2023), a series of sculptures by the Nigerian-born artist Ranti Bam, takes center stage at the launch of the Liverpool Biennial, the UK's largest free festival of contemporary visual art

Ifa (2021-2023), a series of sculptures by the Nigerian-born artist Ranti Bam, takes center stage at the launch of the Liverpool Biennial, the UK’s largest free festival of contemporary visual art

PETER BYRNE/PA

A woman poses in a typical dance costume from the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, before a press conference on the celebration of the Guelaguetza festival in Mexico City.  The Guelaguetza has its origins in pre-Hispanic times, and began with a ritual that was performed to the ancient gods

A woman poses in a typical dance costume from the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, before a press conference on the celebration of the Guelaguetza festival in Mexico City. The Guelaguetza has its origins in pre-Hispanic times, and began with a ritual that was performed to the ancient gods

GERARDO VIEYRA/NURPHOTO/SHUTTERSTOCK

A new stage adaptation of the 1953 classic film Roman Holiday opens at Theater Royal Bath, featuring the music of Cole Porter.  Songs including Easy To Love, You Do Something To Me, In The Still Of The Night and Just One Of Those Things will have the audience dreaming of the Eternal City

A new stage adaptation of the 1953 classic film Roman Holiday opens at Theater Royal Bath, featuring the music of Cole Porter. Songs including Easy To Love, You Do Something To Me, In The Still Of The Night and Just One Of Those Things will have the audience dreaming of the Eternal City

MATT CARDY

Captain Casey LaMar greets his two-year-old daughter, Norah, at Camp Pendleton in California after returning from a seven-month deployment

Captain Casey LaMar greets his two-year-old daughter, Norah, at Camp Pendleton in California after returning from a seven-month deployment

MINDY SCHAUER/THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/AP

Lion cubs playing at Moremi game reserve, Botswana, captured by the South African photographer Sharlene Cathro

Lion cubs playing at Moremi game reserve, Botswana, captured by the South African photographer Sharlene Cathro

MEDIADRUMIMAGES

Farmers carry bicycles laden with mangoes to sell at a market in Kansat, Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh.  They can carry up to 400 mangoes on each bike, which are pushed through a forest.  Carrying the load by cycles is laborious as each basket contains about 40kg of mangoes.

Farmers carry bicycles laden with mangoes to sell at a market in Kansat, Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. They can carry up to 400 mangoes on each bike, which are pushed through a forest. Carrying the load by cycles is laborious as each basket contains about 40kg of mangoes.

JOY SAHA/SHUTTERSTOCK

Sumi women perform a traditional rice pounding folk song during the Western Sumi Torimi Hoho Silver Jubilee in Chumukeidma district, India, in the northeastern state of Nagaland

Sumi women perform a traditional rice pounding folk song during the Western Sumi Torimi Hoho Silver Jubilee in Chumukeidma district, India, in the northeastern state of Nagaland

CAISII MAO/SHUTTERSTOCK

The Russian scientific vessel Severny Polyus is caught in the Arctic ice 440km south of the North Pole.  A Russian citizen who became ill on board has been evacuated to safety.  The ship, which set off in September last year, is said to have enough provisions to last for two years

The Russian scientific vessel Severny Polyus is caught in the Arctic ice 440km south of the North Pole. A Russian citizen who became ill on board has been evacuated to safety. The ship, which set off in September last year, is said to have enough provisions to last for two years

SYSSELMESTEREN SVALBARD/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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