News in pictures: Saturday April 2, 2022 | News


Waves crash against Seaburn promenade in South Tyneside yesterday as April makes a wintry start

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Actors, clowns and mime artists celebrate “Humor Day” in St Petersburg yesterday.  April 1 is also referred to as “April Fool's Day” and is a time for playing pranks in the country

Actors, clowns and mime artists celebrate “Humor Day” in St Petersburg yesterday. April 1 is also referred to as “April Fool’s Day” and is a time for playing pranks in the country

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Young women take a selfie at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Kashmir, India

Young women take a selfie at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Kashmir, India

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Midwives cycle past the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport at the Hague in a protest against the ministry's plan for payment reforms

Midwives cycle past the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport at the Hague in a protest against the ministry’s plan for payment reforms

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A happy family of small dogs visit Interpets, “the international fair for a better life with pets”, in Tokyo yesterday

A happy family of small dogs visit Interpets, “the international fair for a better life with pets”, in Tokyo yesterday

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Plum out of luck looking for spring, parents and children explore The Very Hungry Caterpillar trail at Wakehurst wild botanic garden in Ardingly, Sussex, yesterday.  The trail opens officially at Easter

Plum out of luck looking for spring, parents and children explore The Very Hungry Caterpillar trail at Wakehurst wild botanic garden in Ardingly, Sussex, yesterday. The trail opens officially at Easter

ELLIOTT FRANK

Rodney the labrador gets the eleven-over from Richard Nolan, a vet, after swallowing a garden hose — for the second time.  Staff at Willows Veterinary Hospital in Hartford, Cheshire, operated on the dog to remove the rubber pipe from his intestine

Rodney the labrador gets the eleven-over from Richard Nolan, a vet, after swallowing a garden hose — for the second time. Staff at Willows Veterinary Hospital in Hartford, Cheshire, operated on the dog to remove the rubber pipe from his intestine

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Students celebrate on the eve of Ugadi, the first day of the year under the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which begins today

Students celebrate on the eve of Ugadi, the first day of the year under the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which begins today

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Sanitation workers wearing personal protective equipment disinfect the Bund in Shanghai on Thursday.  The city is in another extended lockdown in accordance with China's strict zero-Covid policy

Sanitation workers wearing personal protective equipment disinfect the Bund in Shanghai on Thursday. The city is in another extended lockdown in accordance with China’s strict zero-Covid policy

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Anni-Sivia Lansman herds her reindeer, which she raises for meat and fur, in Nuorgam in Finnish Lapland.  Twenty years ago her way of life de ella was on the decline, but now almost a quarter of Finland's 4,000 herders are aged under 25, as young people embrace Lapland's ancient customs

Anni-Sivia Lansman herds her reindeer, which she raises for meat and fur, in Nuorgam in Finnish Lapland. Twenty years ago her way of life de ella was on the decline, but now almost a quarter of Finland’s 4,000 herders are aged under 25, as young people embrace Lapland’s ancient customs

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The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, the Royal Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, greets young people as she opens the Boat Station at Port Edgar in Edinburgh

The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, the Royal Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, greets young people as she opens the Boat Station at Port Edgar in Edinburgh

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A shepherd guides her flock along a dusty track at sunset in Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam

A shepherd guides her flock along a dusty track at sunset in Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam

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Attendants fuss over the living goddess Kumari, who appears in public 13 times in a year, as she is carried in a decorated chariot to attend the horse festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Kumari is worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists as a protector from evil

Attendants fuss over the living goddess Kumari, who appears in public 13 times in a year, as she is carried in a decorated chariot to attend the horse festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kumari is worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists as a protector from evil

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A daredevil photographer captures the eruption of Volcan de Fuego near the city of Antigua in Guatemala.  The Guatemalan tour guide set up his camera on a tripod for the shot while standing 320ft from the crater

A daredevil photographer captures the eruption of Volcan de Fuego near the city of Antigua in Guatemala. The Guatemalan tour guide set up his camera on a tripod for the shot while standing 320ft from the crater

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A frosty start to the day as the sun rises over ponies at Deadman Hill in the New Forest, Hampshire, yesterday

A frosty start to the day as the sun rises over ponies at Deadman Hill in the New Forest, Hampshire, yesterday

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A curator at the Wallace Collection in central London prepares a Beauty and the Beast-style clock at the Inspiring Walt Disney exhibition.  The show, staged with New York's Museum of Metropolitan Art, opens on Wednesday

A curator at the Wallace Collection in central London prepares a Beauty and the Beast-style clock at the Inspiring Walt Disney exhibition. The show, staged with New York’s Museum of Metropolitan Art, opens on Wednesday

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Anna Whitehouse, an artist, among 1,300 ceramic Himalayan poppies being installed at the Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park near Ripon in North Yorkshire.  The exhibition, Bursting from the Slumber, opens to the public on April 12

Anna Whitehouse, an artist, among 1,300 ceramic Himalayan poppies being installed at the Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park near Ripon in North Yorkshire. The exhibition, Bursting from the Slumber, opens to the public on April 12

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A freestyle footballer performs ahead of the draw at the World Cup 2022 in Doha, Qatar

A freestyle footballer performs ahead of the draw at the World Cup 2022 in Doha, Qatar

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Reveling racegoers strike a pose at the Scottish Grand National Ladies' Day at Ayr Racecourse yesterday

Reveling racegoers strike a pose at the Scottish Grand National Ladies’ Day at Ayr Racecourse yesterday

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the set of EastEnders at BBC Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire on Thursday

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the set of EastEnders at BBC Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire on Thursday

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