Best photographs of the day

Indigenous protests and a frozen bicycle: Friday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select highlights from around the world


Kashmir, India

Indian paramilitary soldiers pay tribute at a memorial during a ceremony to mark the first anniversary since the Pulwama attack at the central reserve police force Lethpora camp in Srinagar. Forty were killed and several injured on 14 February 2019, when a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a CRPF convoy

Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

Hebron, Palestine

Palestinians perform Fajr (dawn) prayers at the Ibrahimi mosque, next to the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs in the Israeli-occupied West Bank

Photograph: Mussa Issa Qawasma/Reuters

Chicago, USA

A bicycle is covered in a thick layer of ice

Photograph: Victor Hilitski/AP

Brussels, Belgium

A model wearing a helmet made of chocolate prepares backstage before a fashion show during the annual chocolate festival

Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

Mapel, South Sudan

Trainee soldiers carry wooden rifles during a reconciliation programme run by the UN mission in the country. The programme aims at reunifying forces from government and opposition that had been previously warring since the breakdown of political relations between President Salva Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar in 2013

Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty

Manila, Philippines

Bouquets of roses with medical face masks are displayed at a market. According to the vendor Monica Castro, the bouquets were intended to lighten the mood after fear the coronavirus had swept the Philippines, where three cases have been confirmed

Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

Wellington, New Zealand

Women dance wearing lights on the waterfront during the lantern festival, part of the lunar new year celebrations. Tourist numbers from China are down because of the coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand and the Pacific

Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images

Quito, Ecuador

Indigenous people of the Waorani ethnic group, from the Ecuadorian Amazon, demonstrate outside the constitutional court to demand their right to prior consultation on mineral projects

Photograph: José Jácome/EPA

Manila, Philippines

Brides and grooms attend a mass wedding ceremony in celebration of Valentine’s Day

Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

London, UK

The Loud and Proud floral vulva installation outside the Vagina Museum in Camden is installed to highlight the issues with girls as young as nine seeking labia plastic surgery

Photograph: PinPep/Rex/Shutterstock

Novosibirsk, Russia

Orders and medals worn by second world war veterans during a ceremony to mark the upcoming 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-45 great patriotic war, the eastern front name of the second world war, at the Siberian memorial art gallery

Photograph: Kirill Kukhmar/TASS

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Excited passengers disembark from the MS Westerdam cruise ship after being stranded for two weeks as passengers were suspected of having the coronavirus

Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images


An interactive digital installation, part of the Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibit at the ArtScience Museum. The exhibition created by the Japanese art collective group teamLab is a popular dating spot for young couples

Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Izmir, Turkey

Female gendarmerie unit train during officer training programme at Foca gendarmerie commando school and training centre

Photograph: Halil Fidan/Anadolu/Getty