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.
Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama exchange gifts at the Vatican on Thursday. It is their first meeting.
A Cossack guard stands in front of Crimea’s regional parliament building in Simferopol
A man takes a nap in the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur International airport, Malaysia
Muslim Palestinians take part in Friday noon prayers blocked by Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud. Clashes broke out after police confronted stone-throwing Palestinians at the al-Aqsa mosque compound
Papier mâché pandas created by French artist Grangeon are displayed outside Taipei City Hall as part of an exhibition called “Pandas on Tour”
Policemen set up barbed wire to block pro-Taiwan independence activists outside the Taipei Peace Park. It is the anniversary of the 1947 massacre, known as the 228 Massacre, during which thousands were killed by nationalist Kuomintang troops from China
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Nominee for Queen of the 2013 Santa Cruz carnival Itziar Marrero performs in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. The carnival brings thousands of revellers every year. Santa Cruz is the closest European equivalent to the Brazilian Carnival from Rio Janeiro.
A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu today. Hindus mark the festival by offering special prayers and fasting.
Dancers parade during the Nice Carnival in southeastern France. The theme of this year’s carnival, running until March 4, is the ‘King of Gastronomy’.
Anti-government protesters wave Thai flags as they arrive for a rally outside the national police headquarters in Bangkok today.
A Chinese tourist observes the Forbidden City as heavy air pollution continues to shroud Beijing.