News in pictures: Thursday April 21, 2022 | News


Tia the springer spaniel chases after the ball as her owner, Monika Burton, falls over in the background at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

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A dunnock scratches rakes its talons across the head of a greenfinch.  Both birds, which are found in the UK, have wingspans of less than 30cm

A dunnock scratches rakes its talons across the head of a greenfinch. Both birds, which are found in the UK, have wingspans of less than 30cm

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Fans mourn at the funeral of Tom Parker, a member of the boy band The Wanted, who died aged 33 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor

Fans mourn at the funeral of Tom Parker, a member of the boy band The Wanted, who died aged 33 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor

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Prince Harry attends the Indoor Rowing competition at the Invictus Game at Zuiderpark, The Hague

Prince Harry attends the Indoor Rowing competition at the Invictus Game at Zuiderpark, The Hague

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Leticia Edwards, a Westminster Abbey marshall, admires the view from the Henry VII roof of Westminster Abbey, in central London.  As part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations the roof of Westminster Abbey will be opened to the public for the first time

Leticia Edwards, a Westminster Abbey marshall, admires the view from the Henry VII roof of Westminster Abbey, in central London. As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations the roof of Westminster Abbey will be opened to the public for the first time

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The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, holds more than 350,000 books and is built in the Neo-Manueline style

The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, holds more than 350,000 books and is built in the Neo-Manueline style

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Anas Sarwar, the Scottish Labor leader, and Lillian Jones, a local Labor candidate, visited a dry ski slope in Newmilns, East Ayrshire.  All of Scotland's 1,219 council seats will be up for grabs in the upcoming local elections on May 5

Anas Sarwar, the Scottish Labor leader, and Lillian Jones, a local Labor candidate, visited a dry ski slope in Newmilns, East Ayrshire. All of Scotland’s 1,219 council seats will be up for grabs in the upcoming local elections on May 5

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A five-day-old zebra foal remains at the Wild Place Project in Bristol.  Its stripes currently have a brown tinge but will darken with time

A five-day-old zebra foal remains at the Wild Place Project in Bristol. Its stripes currently have a brown tinge but will darken with time

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Macief Chesiak, a Polish artist, fulfilled his dreams by building a house in the shape of a teapot in the village of Makowiska

Macief Chesiak, a Polish artist, fulfilled his dreams by building a house in the shape of a teapot in the village of Makowiska

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A restored AC Greyhound is set to be sold at Sywell Aerodrome on May 28, after being found in the current owner's late father-in-laws garage.  Only 83 of the cars were ever made

A restored AC Greyhound is set to be sold at Sywell Aerodrome on May 28, after being found in the current owner’s late father-in-laws garage. Only 83 of the cars were ever made

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Part of the replacement for the Rugby Road bridge is driven through Leamington Spa.  The work is part of a £2.4 million investment in improving transport links between the town and Nuneaton

Part of the replacement for the Rugby Road bridge is driven through Leamington Spa. The work is part of a £2.4 million investment in improving transport links between the town and Nuneaton

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The San Diego Padre's Luke Voit, right, has been criticized by the manager of the Cincinnati Reds after his “dirty” slide left Tyler Stephenson, left, with a concussion

The San Diego Padre’s Luke Voit, right, has been criticized by the manager of the Cincinnati Reds after his “dirty” slide left Tyler Stephenson, left, with a concussion

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The bear cub Hakvan has to be fed every three hours with bottled milk, as it has become separated from its mother in Turkey

The bear cub Hakvan has to be fed every three hours with bottled milk, as it has become separated from its mother in Turkey

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The London Art Fair, which incorporates more than 100 galleries and artists, including work by Tim Flach, pictured above, begins today and will run until Sunday

The London Art Fair, which incorporates more than 100 galleries and artists, including work by Tim Flach, pictured above, begins today and will run until Sunday

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An elephant enjoys the sun against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano in Tanzania

An elephant enjoys the sun against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano in Tanzania

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Two farmers, a father and son, ride camels down ten-meter tall dunes at speeds of up to 25 mph near the city of Tongliao in Inner Mongolia, a region of northern China

Two farmers, a father and son, ride camels down ten-meter tall dunes at speeds of up to 25 mph near the city of Tongliao in Inner Mongolia, a region of northern China

QIAN GUO/SOLENT NEWS

At almost 100ft tall, the Kelpies are the world's largest equine sculptures, and can be found in Helix Park in Falkirk.  They were designed by Andy Scott

At almost 100ft tall, the Kelpies are the world’s largest equine sculptures, and can be found in Helix Park in Falkirk. They were designed by Andy Scott

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Cherry blossom have come into bloom in The Meadows, a public park in Edinburgh

Cherry blossom have come into bloom in The Meadows, a public park in Edinburgh

EUAN CHERRY

People cool off in the Ganges River in Kolkata, India.  The pre-monsoon season begins in March in eastern India and temperatures can range up to 45C

People cool off in the Ganges River in Kolkata, India. The pre-monsoon season begins in March in eastern India and temperatures can range up to 45C

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