News in pictures: Friday February 11, 2022 | News


Trentham Monkey Forest in Stafford hired a Marvin Gaye impersonator to serenade Barbary macaques in a bid to encourage mating.  Zoo keepers will find out if sultry hits such as Lets Get It On had the desired effect in a few months

Trentham Monkey Forest in Stafford hired a Marvin Gaye impersonator to serenade Barbary macaques in a bid to encourage mating. Zoo keepers will find out if sultry hits such as Lets Get It On had the desired effect in a few months

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Visitors to The Shed in New York are encouraged to sense the vibrations on a 90ft-wide net suspended 40ft off the ground in the site-specific installation Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web by the Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno

Visitors to The Shed in New York are encouraged to sense the vibrations on a 90ft-wide net suspended 40ft off the ground in the site-specific installation Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web by the Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno

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This lion shakes his mane vigorously in an attempt to get dry after a cloudburst in Masai Mara, Kenya.  About 900 lions live within the game reserve

This lion shakes his mane vigorously in an attempt to get dry after a cloudburst in Masai Mara, Kenya. About 900 lions live within the game reserve

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A villager tends to his crop of chrysanthemum bushes in Dong Da, near Quy Nhon city in Vietnam, where the bright flowers are popular with people decorating their homes

A villager tends to his crop of chrysanthemum bushes in Dong Da, near Quy Nhon city in Vietnam, where the bright flowers are popular with people decorating their homes

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Trumpet Flowers, by the artistic studio Amigo & Amigo, is among the highlights of Aberdeen's SPECTRA festival and combines sculpture and jazz, with each tower featuring keys that can be played to produce notes

Trumpet Flowers, by the artistic studio Amigo & Amigo, is among the highlights of Aberdeen’s SPECTRA festival and combines sculpture and jazz, with each tower featuring keys that can be played to produce notes

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Another work in the SPECTRA festival is Gaia by Luke Jerram, a 7m-wide Nasa image of the Earth suspended in the Sculpture Hall at Aberdeen Art Gallery

Another work in the SPECTRA festival is Gaia by Luke Jerram, a 7m-wide Nasa image of the Earth suspended in the Sculpture Hall at Aberdeen Art Gallery

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The Crawling Lady-Hare by the sculptor Sophie Ryder is on display at Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire, until late May.  Hybrids are one of her trademarks de ella and she chose to sculpt a hare after her lurcher dog brought one home

The Crawling Lady-Hare by the sculptor Sophie Ryder is on display at Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire, until late May. Hybrids are one of her trademarks de ella and she chose to sculpt a hare after her lurcher dog brought one home

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Purebred Arabian horses run in the snow alongside some of the 70 foals born since the start of the year at Sultansuyu Agricultural Enterprise in Malatya, Turkey

Purebred Arabian horses run in the snow alongside some of the 70 foals born since the start of the year at Sultansuyu Agricultural Enterprise in Malatya, Turkey

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Thaddaeus Ropac in London is hosting the UK's first solo exhibition of Emilio Vedova, the Italian expressionist, reuniting the artist's five monumental canvases from the landmark documenta exhibition in 1982

Thaddaeus Ropac in London is hosting the UK’s first solo exhibition of Emilio Vedova, the Italian expressionist, reuniting the artist’s five monumental canvases from the landmark documenta exhibition in 1982

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An egret snaps up its prey wading on an oxbow lake created by the Ganges near the village of Purbasthali, eastern India

An egret snaps up its prey wading on an oxbow lake created by the Ganges near the village of Purbasthali, eastern India

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A young worker puts the finishing touches to a sculpture for the 88th lemon festival around the theme of operas and dances in Menton on the Riviera in the southeast of France

A young worker puts the finishing touches to a sculpture for the 88th lemon festival around the theme of operas and dances in Menton on the Riviera in the southeast of France

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Graduates at the 52nd Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at the campus in November last year

Graduates at the 52nd Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at the campus in November last year

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The photographer Vitor Schietti used fireworks and long-exposure techniques to create this luminous effect

The photographer Vitor Schietti used fireworks and long-exposure techniques to create this luminous effect

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Sharon Stone being photographed in Los Angeles for a magazine's front cover

Sharon Stone being photographed in Los Angeles for a magazine’s front cover

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