Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Photography for the Beautiful 8/2

Florence, Italy

Two women drink water outside Brunelleschi’s dome of Florence cathedral during a heatwave. Temperatures are expected to reach 35C-40C (104F). We aren’t sure why they are wearing fish hats

Photograph: Maurizio Degl'Innocenti/EPA

Surely a trend in the making

Edinburgh, UK

The festival fringe is under way in Edinburgh. A member of Head First Acrobats performs inside the giant kaleidoscope at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions before their show, Elixir

Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

It may take a moment for your eyes to resolve the full strangeness of this one.

Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Dutch pastoral: people sail on a small boat at sunset

Photograph: AFP Contributor#AFP/Getty Images

Sunset shots usually get people walking away but this one is exceptional.

Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Congolese woman holds her child as they stand in a field farmed with the help of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. The woman fled from rebel group attacks that have killed more than 3,000 people and forced 1.3 million to flee. The unrest has its roots in dispute between a local traditional leader, known as the Kamwina Nsapu, and the government of Joseph Kabila

Photograph: Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

San Salvador, Salvador

A view of the Desfile del Correo, with which thousands of people began the patron saint festivities. The festivities in honor of the Divine Savior of the World, patron saint of San Salvador

Photograph: Rodrigo Sura/EPA

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