News in pictures: Tuesday May 31, 2022 | News


Luke Stevenson, 42, and Bruce, have, worked on a mini AC Cobra at their home in Leicester. Stevenson, who works as a lorry driver, spent a year building the car for his son. Their next project will be a mini Land Rover

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This cheeky robin landed on a photographer's camera as he was planning to take pictures of a nest from his garden in Kinver, Staffordshire, at a safe distance so as not to disturb them.  Graham Gough, the photographer, explained: “It sat there very briefly but was watching me as I was near its nest.  It then flew off to an apple tree in the garden and watched me from there.  Luckily, I was working with two cameras so I was able to get the robin with my spare but it all happened very quickly”

This cheeky robin landed on a photographer’s camera as he was planning to take pictures of a nest from his garden in Kinver, Staffordshire, at a safe distance so as not to disturb them. Graham Gough, the photographer, explained: “It sat there very briefly but was watching me as I was near its nest. It then flew off to an apple tree in the garden and watched me from there. Luckily, I was working with two cameras so I was able to get the robin with my spare but it all happened very quickly”

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An equestrian vaulting competition in at Talygarn Equestrian Centre, Pontyclun, south Wales.  The sport is described by British Equestrian Vaulting as gymnastics on a horse moving at a canter

An equestrian vaulting competition in at Talygarn Equestrian Centre, Pontyclun, south Wales. The sport is described by British Equestrian Vaulting as gymnastics on a horse moving at a canter

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A duckling leaping for its prey in the River Slea close to Lincoln.  It missed out by millimeters

A duckling leaping for its prey in the River Slea close to Lincoln. It missed out by millimeters

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The stone water feature in Poole Park in Dorset was the victim of a prank when it was filled with washing up liquid to turn it into a frothy bath.  This is not the first time it has happened.  According to the Bournemouth Daily Echo it has been targeted with laundry powder or washing up liquid for decades

The stone water feature in Poole Park in Dorset was the victim of a prank when it was filled with washing up liquid to turn it into a frothy bath. This is not the first time it has happened. According to the Bournemouth Daily Echo it has been targeted with laundry powder or washing up liquid for decades

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Photographers on a cliff top got a good view of a US F-15 Eagle jet traveling at high speed with a large vapor trail in tow over Snowdonia National Park

Photographers on a cliff top got a good view of a US F-15 Eagle jet traveling at high speed with a large vapor trail in tow over Snowdonia National Park

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A dog's birthday party at Happy Bark Day, the first café in Dubai to serve food, coffee and cake to dogs only

A dog’s birthday party at Happy Bark Day, the first café in Dubai to serve food, coffee and cake to dogs only

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A selfie being snapped with sarcophagi that are about 2,500 years old.  They are from a newly discovered burial site near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis during a presentation in Giza

A selfie being snapped with sarcophagi that are about 2,500 years old. They are from a newly discovered burial site near Egypt’s Saqqara necropolis during a presentation in Giza

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Russian girls and boys in a secondary school gym preparing for the annual cadet ball.  Hundreds of young military cadets attend the ball, which is staged by the Federal Protection Service

Russian girls and boys in a secondary school gym preparing for the annual cadet ball. Hundreds of young military cadets attend the ball, which is staged by the Federal Protection Service

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A procession featuring the heroic horse, Ros Beiaard, in Dendermonde, Belgium, took place on Sunday, having been postponed twice due to Covid

A procession featuring the heroic horse, Ros Beiaard, in Dendermonde, Belgium, took place on Sunday, having been postponed twice due to Covid

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A male peregrine falcon hands his prey, a mourning dove, to a female in a food exchange that took a split second in Los Angeles

A male peregrine falcon hands his prey, a mourning dove, to a female in a food exchange that took a split second in Los Angeles

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Window cleaners wipe the glass roof of the House of the Bundespressekonferenz, or Federal Press Conference, in Berlin.  The institution is a union of journalists and was founded in 1949 with the aim of organizing press conferences with leading representatives from the worlds of politics, economics and culture.  Konrad Adenauer, then the German chancellor, spoke at its first conference and took questions from journalists

Window cleaners wipe the glass roof of the House of the Bundespressekonferenz, or Federal Press Conference, in Berlin. The institution is a union of journalists and was founded in 1949 with the aim of organizing press conferences with leading representatives from the worlds of politics, economics and culture. Konrad Adenauer, then the German chancellor, spoke at its first conference and took questions from journalists

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A colorful sunrise over a poppy field in Wimborne, Dorset

A colorful sunrise over a poppy field in Wimborne, Dorset

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Marcus Ericsson of Sweden celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday by pouring milk over himself

Marcus Ericsson of Sweden celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday by pouring milk over himself

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People gathered on Sunday on 42nd Street in New York to see a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, where the sunset lines up between certain blocks in the city

People gathered on Sunday on 42nd Street in New York to see a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, where the sunset lines up between certain blocks in the city

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Mahmut Seyfi Ozkaya of Turkey, left, and Muhammad Inam, from Pakistan, compete during the Beach Wrestling World Series in Sarigerme beach in Turkey, which took place over the weekend

Mahmut Seyfi Ozkaya of Turkey, left, and Muhammad Inam, from Pakistan, compete during the Beach Wrestling World Series in Sarigerme beach in Turkey, which took place over the weekend

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Participants during the annual color run in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in southeast China, on Sunday.  The 5km race was started in 2011 and all those entering wear white at the start and douse themselves and others in colored powder as they run

Participants during the annual color run in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in southeast China, on Sunday. The 5km race was started in 2011 and all those entering wear white at the start and douse themselves and others in colored powder as they run

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The Miami Air and Sea Show at Miami Beach in Florida took place over the weekend.  It features demonstrations and fly-bys from the US Air Force as well as other demonstrations

The Miami Air and Sea Show at Miami Beach in Florida took place over the weekend. It features demonstrations and fly-bys from the US Air Force as well as other demonstrations

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