Best photography from around the world, August 26

August 26, 2014

The National View’s photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

Time Frame: Diplomatic dialogue

August 26, 2014

Salut! The caption for this photograph, first published in Al Ittihad newspaper, reads: 'press conference that was held by Mr Jean de Lipowski, minister of state and special envoy of the French president. at the French ambassador’s residence in the UAE.'

Focal Point: The inner circle

August 25, 2014

There are several ways to capture movement in a photograph, such as panning, so the background is blurred, or simply capturing peak action.

Best photography from around the world, August 25

August 25, 2014

The National View’s photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

The Emir of Kano

August 24, 2014

Less than a year ago, the most colourful item in Lamido Sanusi’s wardrobe was one of the bow-ties he wore with a pinstripe suit. His coronation as the Emir of Kano means that the former governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank now has a work uniform that consists of a long flowing gown, a white veil to cover his face and shoes of black feathers. Despite the ancient traditions and trappings of office, the new emir faces some very modern problems. The Islamist group Boko Haram is active in the area and attempted to assassinate Sanusi’s predecessor in January, killing four body guards. Last month he was forced to cancel Eid festivities after a church was bombed and a failed attack by a female suicide bomber on a university.

Region in focus - August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.

The Veil by Olivia Harris / Reuters

August 22, 2014

Many young Muslim women living in Britain chose to wear a headscarf despite figures showing rising violence against visibly identifiable Muslims. In spite of a common view that young Muslim women are forced to wear veils by their families, data and anecdotes point to the opposite in Muslim minority countries where it is often the case that the women themselves choose to cover up. Photos and text by Olivia Harris/ Reuters

Inside India: August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014

Our weekly view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent.

Time Frame: Rise to the challenge

August 19, 2014

Photo archivists and the researchers in the future will have a much easier time of it...

Focal Point: Ghost in the machine

August 18, 2014

Shooting by the silvery light of this week’s supermoon, staff photographer Silvia Razgova captured this almost supernatural-looking image of swimmers near the breakwater of Abu Dhabi, with the city in the background.

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