News in pictures: Saturday May 28, 2022 | News


Somewhere over the rainbow, runners are competing in a 400km, eight-day race through the Highlands. Owing to poor weather, of the 270 competitors who started the Cape Wrath Ultra last Sunday, only 120 are still in the running

CAPE WRATH ULTRA AND NO LIMITS PHOTOGRAPHY

All creatures great and small: A child stands with a gorilla lantern at Taronga zoo for the beginning of the Vivid Sydney festival, a celebration of light, music and ideas

All creatures great and small: A child stands with a gorilla lantern at Taronga zoo for the beginning of the Vivid Sydney festival, a celebration of light, music and ideas

JENNY EVANS/GETTY IMAGES

Staff at Chessington World of Adventures come along for the ride for the theme park's “Mardi Grrra!”  Carnival

Staff at Chessington World of Adventures come along for the ride for the theme park’s “Mardi Grrra!” Carnival

BEN STEVENS

Soldiers from the Household Cavalry cross the Horse Guards Parade as temperatures reached 20C in London

Soldiers from the Household Cavalry cross the Horse Guards Parade as temperatures reached 20C in London

JOHN SIBLEY/REUTERS

Decked in Union Jacks for the Platinum Jubilee, the Mall is proving a popular site for selfies

Decked in Union Jacks for the Platinum Jubilee, the Mall is proving a popular site for selfies

BEN CAWTHRA/LNP

A police car in Bridport, Dorset has been put out of action after a pair of protected seagulls started nesting on its roof

A police car in Bridport, Dorset has been put out of action after a pair of protected seagulls started nesting on its roof

GRAHAM HUNT/BNPS

Listen to the Forest, a bronze sculpture by Brendon Murless, has been unveiled as part of Dorset Arts Week at the Walled Garden in Moreton

Listen to the Forest, a bronze sculpture by Brendon Murless, has been unveiled as part of Dorset Arts Week at the Walled Garden in Moreton

MAX WILLCOCK/BNPS

A Typhoon fighter pushes the limits above RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, in rehearsals for the jubilee flypast over Buckingham Palace on June 2

A Typhoon fighter pushes the limits above RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, in rehearsals for the jubilee flypast over Buckingham Palace on June 2

CAROLINE HAYCOCK/BAV MEDIA

Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1985) by Andy Warhol is among the works on display at Sotheby's in an exhibition focusing on the theme of “power and image”

Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1985) by Andy Warhol is among the works on display at Sotheby’s in an exhibition focusing on the theme of “power and image”

TRISTAN FEWINGS/GETTY IMAGES

Hordes of warriors and settlers are descending on York for five days of Norse-themed entertainment at the Jorvik Viking festival

Hordes of warriors and settlers are descending on York for five days of Norse-themed entertainment at the Jorvik Viking festival

CHARLOTTE GRAHAM/SHUTTERSTOCK

Members of the Coldiretti farmers' association protest against invasive wild boar in Rome.  The risks posed by wild boar include swine fever, destroyed food production and road accidents

Members of the Coldiretti farmers’ association protest against invasive wild boar in Rome. The risks posed by wild boar include swine fever, destroyed food production and road accidents

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Through a phenomenon called bioluminescence, countless fireflies generate chemical reactions in a part of their abdomen known as the lantern to produce flickers of light.  Sriram Murali, a film-maker, captured the spectacle at the Anamalai tiger reserve in western Tamil Nadu, India

Through a phenomenon called bioluminescence, countless fireflies generate chemical reactions in a part of their abdomen known as the lantern to produce flickers of light. Sriram Murali, a film-maker, captured the spectacle at the Anamalai tiger reserve in western Tamil Nadu, India

SRIRAM WALLPAPER

A brown bear feeds on sedge grass in the Katmai national park in Alaska.  Chase Dekker, 29, a wildlife photographer and guide, said: “He sat there softly chewing on the end while watching us cross the creek.  It was hard to cross though as I kept laughing while watching his amusing antics of him ”

A brown bear feeds on sedge grass in the Katmai national park in Alaska. Chase Dekker, 29, a wildlife photographer and guide, said: “He sat there softly chewing on the end while watching us cross the creek. It was hard to cross though as I kept laughing while watching his amusing antics of him ”

CHASE DEKKER/MINDEN PICTURES/SOLENT NEWS

Mesmerizing patterns have a camouflage effect in this work by Thandiwe Muriu, a Nairobi-based photographer

Mesmerizing patterns have a camouflage effect in this work by Thandiwe Muriu, a Nairobi-based photographer

THANDIWE MURIU

The Turkish Stars, the aerobatic demonstration wing of the Turkish air force, perform during a festival in Baku to promote aviation, space and technology

The Turkish Stars, the aerobatic demonstration wing of the Turkish air force, perform during a festival in Baku to promote aviation, space and technology

MUSTAFA CIFTCI/ANADOLU/GETTY IMAGES

AS Roma's open-top bus parade passes the Colosseum after José Mourinho's footballing gladiators won Uefa's inaugural Europa Conference League

AS Roma’s open-top bus parade passes the Colosseum after José Mourinho’s footballing gladiators won Uefa’s inaugural Europa Conference League

ANTONIO MASIELLO/AS ROMA/GETTY IMAGES

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