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Stormy weather and Alster swans: Tuesday’s best photos

The Guardian - Tue May 4 12:01

  • Willesborough, UK

    Paramedics and emergency services attend to an injured person at the scene of a house fire in Mill View near Ashford in Kent following a reported explosion

    Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

    Willesborough, UKParamedics and emergency services attend to an injured person at the scene of a house fire in Mill View near Ashford in Kent following a reported explosion
  • Rome, Italy

    The Argentina Theatre reopens

    Photograph: Matteo Nardone/Pacific Press/Rex/Shutterstock

    Rome, ItalyThe Argentina Theatre reopens
  • Hong Kong, China

    Visitors look at models at the ‘Love at Kwun Tong Miniature’ exhibition showcasing the old Kwun Tong at YM2 shopping mall

    Photograph: Getty Images

    Hong Kong, ChinaVisitors look at models during ‘Love at Kwun Tong Miniature’ exhibition showcasing the old Kwun Tong at YM2 shopping mall
  • Tynemouth, England

    Huge waves crash over the pier wall in Northumberland

    Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

    Tynemouth, EnglandA huge waves crash over the pier wall in Northumberland
  • Giddenahalli, India

    Relatives perform the last rites for Covid-19 victims during their funeral at a mass cremation ground on the outskirts of Bangalore. India recorded a massive surge of 357,229 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3,449 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Photograph: Jagadeesh Nv/EPA

    Giddenahalli, India  Relatives perform the last rites for COVID-19 victims during their funeral at a mass cremation ground on the outskirts of Bangalore
  • Aqraba, West Bank

    A Palestinian girl watches from the balcony of her house as Israeli soldiers conduct a security operation in the village east of Nablus. Suspected Palestinian gunmen carried out a drive-by shooting at a nearby junction the previous day, leaving three Israeli civilians wounded, one of them in critical condition

    Photograph: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images

    Aqraba, West BankA Palestinian girl watches from the balcony of her house as Israeli soldiers conduct a security operation in the village east of Nablus.
  • Bingol, Turkey

    A drone photo shows an aerial view of nomads and their animals on their way to cooler uplands

    Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Bingol, TurkeyA drone photo shows an aerial view of nomads and their animals on their way to cooler uplands
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Protesting women shout slogans during a demonstration against sexual violence in front of the governor’s mansion. The demonstrators denounce the inaction and slowness of the state in implementing the executive order declaring a state of emergency against gender-based violence

    Photograph: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images

    San Juan, Puerto RicoProtesting women shout slogans during a demonstration against sexual violence in front of the governor’s mansion. The demonstrators denounce the inaction and slowness of the state in implementing the executive order declaring a state of emergency against gender-based violence
  • Melbourne, Australia

    A kitesurfer in strong winds on Port Phillip Bay

    Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

    Melbourne, AustraliaA kitesurfer sails in strong winds on Port Phillip Bay
  • Madrid, Spain

    People queue to cast their votes during the regional election. Over 5 million Madrid residents are voting for a new regional assembly in an election that tests the depths of resistance to lockdown measures

    Photograph: Bernat Armangué/AP

    Madrid, SpainPeople queue to cast their votes during the regional election. Over 5 million Madrid residents are voting for a new regional assembly in an election that tests the depths of resistance to lockdown measures and the divide between left and right-wing parties
  • Lahore, Pakistan

    Shia Muslim devotees take part in a procession to commemorate the anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s companion and son-in-law. Imam Ali

    Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

    Lahore, Pakistan Shia Muslim devotees take part in a procession to commemorate the anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s companion and son-in-law. Imam Ali
  • Hamburg, Germany

    The Alster swans are accompanied by boats towards the Outer Alster. Every year, the animals are brought back from their winter quarters at the Eppendorf mill pond

    Photograph: Marcus Brandt/AP

    Hamburg, GermanyThe Alster swans are accompanied by boats towards the Outer Alster. Every year, the animals are brought back from their winter quarters at the Eppendorf mill pond
  • Mexico City, Mexico

    An aerial view of the scene after an elevated section of metro track carrying train carriages with passengers, collapsed onto a busy road. The Line 12 accident reportedly killed at least 20 people and injured a further 70

    Photograph: Hector Vivas/Getty Images

    Mexico City, MexicoAn aerial view of the scene after an elevated section of metro track carrying train carriages with passengers, collapsed onto a busy road. The Line 12 accident reportedly killed at least 20 people and injured a further 70
  • Warrnambool, Australia

    Ruler By Choice is hosed down after a race at the the Warrnambool Jumps Carnival

    Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

    Warrnambool, AustraliaRuler By Choice is hosed down after a race at the the Warrnambool Jumps Carnival