Fire crew tackle a major blaze at the Glasgow School of Art, in Glasgow today. The school stated that everyone in the building escaped to safety and there have been no reports of any casualties.
An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the sarover (water tank) at the Sikh Shrine Golden temple in Amritsar today, on the occasion of the 535th birth anniversary of Guru Amardas, the third master of the Sikhs.
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The world’s most complete mammoth, Lyuba, on display at The Natural History Museum, London. The baby mammoth, 85cm tall and 130cm long, was discovered in Siberia by reindeer herder Yuri Khudi along the Yuribei River, some 42,000 years after the one-month-old creature died. It is on display at the museum from Friday until September 7.
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Two three-dimensional sculptures, ‘Reed 1′ and ‘Delphine 2′ by the artist Julian Opie are placed onto plinths inside the Holburne Museum today. The exhibition, ‘Julian Opie: Collected Works’, opens next Wednesday and runs until September 14.
A donkey hauls coal through a mine in Punjab province, Pakistan. The donkeys make about 20 trips a day to the surface, carrying sacks weighing about 20kg each. The difficult conditions mean their life expectancy is 12-13 years, whereas those in prosperous countries live between 30 and 50 years.
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Sarah Jessica Parker attends the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Manuel Valls (left), France’s newly appointed prime minister, meets President François Hollande before the first cabinet meeting of his government, at the Élysée Palace in Paris.
A boy carries election material to polling stations inaccessible by road in Shutul, Panjshir province, Afghanistan. Presidential elections will be held on Saturday.
A man attaches prayer petitions, with names written on cards, to lotus lanterns in preparation for the upcoming birthday of Buddha, at Jogye temple in Seoul. Buddha’s birthday falls on May 6 this year for countries in east Asia, except Japan. Read more
Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama exchange gifts at the Vatican on Thursday. It is their first meeting.