Photos of the Day: A Fast-Moving Wildfire and Pope Francis

From a paddy field that has been decorated to depict sea life to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China to Palestinian fishermen who remove crabs from a net on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, these photos of the day will give you goosebumps.

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Harare, Zimbabwe

A man pushes an empty cart past a portrait of Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95. The president ruled the country for 37 years

Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Kerk-Avezaath, the Netherlands

People pick fruit in an elstar apple orchard. More than 35 growers have opened their farms to mark national fruit picking days, during which visitors can select their own produce

Photograph: Sem van der Wal/EPA


A Tunisian man sleeps on the deck of the Alan Kurdi migrant rescue ship. The German NGO vessel is named after a three-year-old who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015. A photograph of Alan’s lifeless body washed up on a beach is credited with waking up the west to the urgency of the Syrian refugee crisis

Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

Vladivostok, Russia

A woman bathes in Ajax Bay against the background of the Nadezhda (Hope) sailing ship, off Russky Island

Photograph: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS

Yangzhou, China

Freshmen compete in a quilt-folding competition in the school square

Photograph: Costfoto/Barcroft Media

Maputo, Mozambique

A gust of wind lifts Pope Francis’s mantle as he arrives at Zimpeto Stadium to celebrate a Holy Mass

Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

Queensland, Australia

Residents of the Gold Coast hinterland community of Sarabah, where a fast-moving wildfire is spreading, have been told to leave their homes and move to the Canungra Showgrounds

Photograph: Regi Varghese/AAP

Sydney, Australia

The performance artist David Capra and his sausage dog, Teena, look at Puppy, an installation by Jeff Koons at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Photograph: James D Morgan/Getty Images

Gaza City, Gaza

Palestinian fishermen remove crabs from a net on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea

Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images


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