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Elizabeth I and Sophia the robot: the pick of Thursday's photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world, including Hispanic Day, Elizabeth I and a daredevil climber

  • London, UK

    The Armada portrait of Elizabeth I is unveiled following extensive cleaning at the Queen’s House, Greenwich

    Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

  • New York, US

    Humanoid robot Sophia attends a meeting on artificial intelligence and sustainable development at the UN headquarters

    Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

  • Athens, Greece

    Evzoni guards at the Parthenon during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the liberation from Nazi occupation

    Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

  • Kandersteg, Switzerland

    Mammut Pro Team Alpine climber Dani Arnold traverses a section of the Breitwangflue

    Photograph: Thomas Senf/Mammut/AP

  • Nevsehir, Turkey

    Mounted gendarmes on security patrol in the historic Cappadocia region

    Photograph: Sercan Kucuksahin/Anadolu/Getty Images

  • Sydney, Australia

    14 statues representing each the participating nations in the Rugby League World Cup

    Photograph: Brendan Esposito/EPA

  • Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium

    New Zealand military personnel performing the haka during the national commemoration for the Battle of Passchendaele

    Photograph: Chris Jackson/PA

  • Tokyo, Japan

    Megumi Sawada warms up backstage during the national bodybuilding championships. A growing pastime for women in the country, it is dominated by competitors in their 40s and 50s

    Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

  • Madrid, Spain

    A woman has her hands held by a member of the Spanish military before a parade during the national holiday known as Dia de la Hispanidad or Hispanic Day

    Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

  • Amman, Jordan

    A dancer from Yuhang Art Troupe of China performs during a celebration of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Jordan

    Photograph: Mohammad Abu Ghosh/Xinhua / Barcroft Images

  • Beijing, China

    Cyclists during a busy rush hour in the Chinese capital

    Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

  • Santa Rosa, US

    The devastated Coffey Park neighbourhood following the recent wildfires in California

    Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images

  • Raqqa, Syria

    Women and children gather on the western front after fleeing the centre of the city. Syrian fighters backed by US special forces, are battling to clear the last remaining jihadists holed up in their crumbling stronghold

    Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

  • Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh

    Rohingya children who fled from oppression in Myanmar are seen inside a schoolroom at the Leda refugee camp

    Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

  • Moscow, Russia

    A couple are reflected in a puddle as they walk past the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower

    Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images


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