Photo highlights of the day


The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including underwater pumpkin carving, beard championships and China fashion week Continue reading…

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The World Beard and Moustache Championships in pictures


What does it take to stand out in a sea of big-bearded men? According to contestants at the World Beard and Moustache Championships, which took place this weekend in Portland, Oregon, cheesy crisps plaited into beards and ghostly floating facial hair are a good start. Here are our favourites Continue reading…

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World Cat Show in pictures


This weekend around 1,600 cats from all over the world attended the World Cat Show in Prague, said to be the biggest cat show of the year Continue reading…

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Sleeping beauties in pictures


These adorable pictures are the work of Joanne Collins, who specialises in capturing newborns as they sleep. Joanne, based in Kent, says it is best to photograph the youngsters between five to ten days old, before they lose their foetus-like poses Continue reading…

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How to draw an ogre


Lee Wildish teaches you how to draw a ferocious ogre this half term!Its the very same ogre that is outwitted by George in the hilarious adventure Doughnuts for a Dragon which Lee illustrated. The words are by Adam and Charlotte Guillain Continue reading…

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KidZania, the mini theme park where work means play in pictures


At KidZania, children can do work experience as everything from vets to firefighters and dentists, and earn points to spend or save in return. The Tokyo park has been fully booked every day since it opened in 2006 and the UK version is set to open in Londons White City KidZania: the mini-city where children are in charge Continue reading…

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The weekend in pictures


A selection of some of the best images from around the world, from British troops in Afghanistan to dogs in Halloween costumes in the Philippines Continue reading…

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Giovanni Battista Moroni at the Royal Academy in pictures


Sixteenth-century Italian portraitist Giovanni Battista Moroni spent most of his 30-year career painting the people around him in Bergamo. His paintings, now on display at the Royal Academy, are alive with human presenceLaura Cumming reviews Giovanni Battista Moroni at the Royal Academy Continue reading…

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William Helburn: Mid-Century Fashion and Advertising Photography in pictures


William Helburns amazing photography defined advertising shoots in the 50s and 60s, and now a new book is bringing his work back into the lightWilliam Helburn: Mid-Century Fashion and Advertising Photography, edited by Robert and Lois Allen Lilly (Thames & Hudson, £39.95). To order a copy for £30, go to bookshop.theguardian.com or call 0330 333 6846 Continue reading…

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Jack Bruce a life in pictures


Member of the 1960s pop band Cream, Jack Bruce, has died at the age of 71 Continue reading…

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Readers’ pictures on the theme of ‘magic’


For this weeks photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of magic via GuardianWitness. Here is a selection of our favouritesShare your photos on this weeks theme on coat Continue reading…

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Tim Morris’s famous Georges in pictures


Last year, North Yorkshire-based photographer Tim Morris was commissioned to immortalise famous Georges in various domestic settings to adorn the walls of a restaurant called the George. In the end, the eatery never opened but, intrigued, Morris continued the project. I was enjoying doing it so I just carried on, he says. Scouring eBay and car boot sales for George-related memorabilia, he became more and more inventive, immortalising Georges as disparate as George Formby, George Foreman and Guyanese capital Georgetown. I never throw props away: I have boxes of this stuff. My cellar would probably take a month to clear out. Continue reading…

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The 20 photographs of the week


The continuing crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border, the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, the attack on Canadas parliament the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading…

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A guide to Autumn for children in pictures


From squirrels gathering nuts, to migrating geese to spiderlings, the author and illustrator of the childrens book A First Book of Nature take you through their favourite Autumn moments in this beautiful gallery Continue reading…

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Instagram snapshots: Gareth Pon in the Margham desert, Dubai


Up, up and away … the filmmaker and photographer explores Dubais Margham desert in a hot air balloon Share your travels in Instagram pictures with a series of three snaps, plus captions, by adding #guardiantravelsnaps Follow us on Instagram at guardiantravelsnaps Continue reading…

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Stamp duty free homes


From a seafront house in Sussex to a countryside retreat in Cumbria, these homes are all under £125,000 Continue reading…

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Men’s fashion: the best knits for autumn/winter 2014 in pictures


From a grey cable polo to a khaki round-neck theres something for everyoneOur pick of the seasons best coatsOur pick of the seasons best trousersOur pick of the seasons best sweatshirtsOur pick of the seasons best backpacks and scarvesOur pick of the seasons best shoesOur pick of the seasons best suits Continue reading…

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Men’s fashion: the best shoes for autumn/winter 2014 in pictures


From the Raf Simons and Stan Smith dream team trainers to wingtip brogues theres something for everyone. Styling by Melanie WilkinsonOur pick of the seasons best coatsOur pick of the seasons best trousersOur pick of the seasons best sweatshirtsOur pick of the seasons best backpacks and scarvesOur pick of the seasons best knitsOur pick of the seasons best suits Continue reading…

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Men’s fashion: the best trousers for autumn/winter 2014 in pictures


From cords to tailored theres something for everyone. Styling by Melanie WilkinsonOur pick of the seasons best coatsOur pick of the seasons best shoesOur pick of the seasons best sweatshirtsOur pick of the seasons best backpacks and scarvesOur pick of the seasons best knitsOur pick of the seasons best suits Continue reading…

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Men’s fashion: the best sweatshirts for autumn/winter 2014 in pictures


From checks to an ice-cream logo theres something for everyone. Styling by Melanie WilkinsonOur pick of the seasons best coatsOur pick of the seasons best trousersOur pick of the seasons best shoesOur pick of the seasons best backpacks and scarvesOur pick of the seasons best knitsOur pick of the seasons best suits Continue reading…

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Half Moon Bay pumpkin festival: go big or go home


Pumpkin growers show off their mega gourds at the Half Moon Bay pumpkin festival in California. The festival recently set a north American record with gourd weighing 2,058lb Continue reading…

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