News in pictures: Wednesday March 2, 2022 | News


A holy man known as a sadhu marks the Maha Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, where Hindus celebrate the birthday of Shiva and the most devoted stay up all night

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Australians on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland appeal for rescue from flooding that has killed at least ten people and put 300,000 on evacuation alert

Australians on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland appeal for rescue from flooding that has killed at least ten people and put 300,000 on evacuation alert

The Olympian curler Vicky Wright, 28, returns to work as a nurse at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Falkirk after her team claimed Team GB's only gold medal of the winter Games in Beijing

The Olympian curler Vicky Wright, 28, returns to work as a nurse at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Falkirk after her team claimed Team GB’s only gold medal of the winter Games in Beijing

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The Rev Canon Michael Smith, the acting dean of York, inspects the minster's Easter and Lent cross, which is six meters high, after it is put in position

The Rev Canon Michael Smith, the acting dean of York, inspects the minster’s Easter and Lent cross, which is six meters high, after it is put in position

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Sun rises over the Spitfire memorial at Fairhaven Lake in Lytham St Annes, a full-sized replica

Sun rises over the Spitfire memorial at Fairhaven Lake in Lytham St Annes, a full-sized replica

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The French actress Isabelle Adjani with the Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy at the unveiling of Dior's next ready to wear autumn/winter collection at Paris Fashion Week

The French actress Isabelle Adjani with the Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy at the unveiling of Dior’s next ready to wear autumn/winter collection at Paris Fashion Week

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Rihanna, the singer turned fashion designer who is expecting her first child with the rapper A$AP Rocky, wears a sheer mesh negligee at the Dior show

Rihanna, the singer turned fashion designer who is expecting her first child with the rapper A$AP Rocky, wears a sheer mesh negligee at the Dior show

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The Duchess of Cambridge gets acquainted with the residents of Pant Farm, near Abergavenny, during a visit with her husband to mark St David's Day

The Duchess of Cambridge gets acquainted with the residents of Pant Farm, near Abergavenny, during a visit with her husband to mark St David’s Day

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Sophie Melville and Ben Caplan are starring in The Merchant of Venice at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, London, until April

Sophie Melville and Ben Caplan are starring in The Merchant of Venice at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, London, until April

Tristram Kenton

Mardi Gras gets back into full swing without pandemic restrictions and featuring the Krewe of Orpheus, whose riders have included Quentin Tarantino, Sandra Bullock and Stevie Wonder

Mardi Gras gets back into full swing without pandemic restrictions and featuring the Krewe of Orpheus, whose riders have included Quentin Tarantino, Sandra Bullock and Stevie Wonder

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Julia Linstead's glassware will be displayed at the Borders Art Fair in Kelso fron March 25 to 27

Julia Linstead’s glassware will be displayed at the Borders Art Fair in Kelso fron March 25 to 27

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The Eastern Amateur Coastal Rowing Club set off at dawn on to the Firth of Forth, where the temperature was 3C.  Today will be wet and overcast in England and Wales but there will be dry and sunny periods in Northern Ireland and Scotland, particularly further north

The Eastern Amateur Coastal Rowing Club set off at dawn on to the Firth of Forth, where the temperature was 3C. Today will be wet and overcast in England and Wales but there will be dry and sunny periods in Northern Ireland and Scotland, particularly further north

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The Mexican town of Alto Tio Diego celebrates Afro-Mexican culture at a carnival where traditions were sown by slaves brought west by Spanish colonists.  The slaves used wooden masks, typically of animals, to disguise themselves on their rare days off

The Mexican town of Alto Tio Diego celebrates Afro-Mexican culture at a carnival where traditions were sown by slaves brought west by Spanish colonists. The slaves used wooden masks, typically of animals, to disguise themselves on their rare days off

HECTOR ADOLFO QUINTANAR PEREZ/AVALON

Rival parishes in Alnwick, Northumberland, play scoring the hales, a Shrove Tuesday medieval football game

Rival parishes in Alnwick, Northumberland, play scoring the hales, a Shrove Tuesday medieval football game

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This imagined future of black hairstyles comes from the married photographers Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, whose new series of images honors Madam CJ Walker.  Walker became the first female self-made millionaire in America in the 1910s by selling cosmetic and haircare products, largely for black women

This imagined future of black hairstyles comes from the married photographers Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, whose new series of images honors Madam CJ Walker. Walker became the first female self-made millionaire in America in the 1910s by selling cosmetic and haircare products, largely for black women

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A cheetah hitches a ride with a safari vehicle in northern Tanzania, providing a treat for tourists who have no guarantee of such a sighting

A cheetah hitches a ride with a safari vehicle in northern Tanzania, providing a treat for tourists who have no guarantee of such a sighting

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