You could literally lay on the floor and stare at the ceiling of the Louvre Museum's gift shop in Paris! After so many years, everything is still perfectly symmetrical.
Mogadishu, Somalia Security officers patrol the scene after a truck bombing in a busy area of the city centre. Photo: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images
Readers’ award: best independent retailer Rafi’s Spice Box Photo: Alex Telfer for the Observer
Chennai, India Schoolboys make a portrait of the late Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, to mark what would have been his 86th birthday in two days’ time. Photo: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images
Bernese Oberland, Switzerland A Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft flies past spectators during a flight demonstration of the Swiss Air Force over the Axalp. Photo: Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters
New York’s architectural gems are on show for Open House Weekend, which runs 14-15 October. From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visitors. New York’s…
London, UK The Armada portrait of Elizabeth I is unveiled following extensive cleaning at the Queen’s House, Greenwich. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images
The world really is flat at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia!
Flames overtake a structure as nearby homes burn in the Napa wine region. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
Arlington, US Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers looks for an open receiver in the third quarter of the NFL match against the Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium in Texas. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images