Each week, The Independent photo editors curate hundreds of thousands of images from photo agencies around the world.
These are some of the most eye-catching and most striking images from culture, news, politics, sports and lifestyle.
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Balloons participating in the 43rd International Hot Air Balloon Festival at Château d’Aix, Switzerland.
A large inflatable mannequin installation depicting Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama looking at the Louis Vuitton flagship store on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France.
Take a photo in the plucking garden with over 200,000 tulips created by Dutch tulip growers in Museum Square on National Tulip Day, where everyone can pick two bunches for free in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Woman.
This aerial photo shows a view of the Liberation Tower (front) in the thick fog of Kuwait City.
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv during a surprise visit to Ukraine.
Drag queen Tiara Skye joins transgender rights advocates as they protest in support of Scotland’s gender reform bill in London.
Performers get ready at the start of the dragon dance during the first day celebration of the Chinese New Year in Macau.
Indian Army Daredevil teams demonstrate their skills on motorcycles as they drive down the boulevard of Cartavia Pass during the Indian Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India.
Robin perches on Somerset’s door mirror.
In Kyiv, a boy skateboards along graffiti on a wall depicting Ukrainian soldiers firing a portable anti-tank missile system.
A flock of migratory cranes swarms the Hula Lake Reserve north of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, covered in fog.
A Hindu devotee rolls on the ground in prayer as part of the Madhav Narayan festival rituals held in Bhaktapur, a suburb of Kathmandu.
Two dogs wait for their owner in a stroller at a yacht and water sports boat show in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Hawaiian surfer Mark Healy rides a wave at the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Surfing Contest at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
Paramedics in a picket line outside the Donington Ambulance Hub in Donington near Telford, Shropshire.
Kylie Jenner attends the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2023 collection presented in Paris.
France’s Bastien Middle, France’s Terrence Chiknavorian and Italy’s Dominic Zuk are in action in the men’s ski cross eighth place play-off at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Idre, Sweden.
Alaskan malamutes are seen in front of the Siberian Husky Club at the British Sled Dog Rally in Aviemore, Scotland.
Female activists dressed as suffragettes on the steps of the Royal Exchange prior to their march to Southwark Crown Court in London, England.
Female members of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force participate in the 74th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India.
People take refuge inside a metro station during a massive Russian missile attack in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Soldiers from the Madras Engineers Group (MEG) perform Kalaripayattu, a traditional martial art of Kerala, during the 74th Indian Republic Day celebrations in Bengaluru.
Waste and debris floating behind a primitive fender on the Drina River near Visegrad in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A model presents a work by designer Imane Ayissi as part of the Spring/Summer 2023 haute couture show in Paris, France.
At one of the research and test facilities at the University of Salford’s Energy House 2 research facility in Salford, England, researchers pass electric vehicles as snow machines create a frigid environment. .
Students perform in full dress rehearsal before Republic Day celebrations in Amritsar.
Deer graze during sunrise on Ashton Court Estate in Bristol. Sunny foggy skies and a cold morning bring frost to parts of southwest England.
British actress Juliet Stevenson rides an open-top bus around Westminster protesting the Rwandan Refugee Plan.
Stefanos Tsitsipas match in the Australian Open semi-finals.
Schoolchildren with tiger-like face paint participate in the Kids for Tigers campaign in Bangalore, India.
Palestinians protest inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem after the deadliest Israeli military raid in years in the occupied West Bank.
People watching Mar Froebel during the women’s luge sprint qualification at the FIL World Championships in Oberhof, Germany.
Stained glass on the interior access stairs inside the choir synagogue during a ceremony commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day in Bucharest, Romania.