A Star Wars marathon and a heatwave in Asia: photos of the day

Theguardian_ The Guardian`s picture editors select photographs from around the world

San Francisco, US

Sea lions are seen on rafts along Pier 39

Photograph: Godofredo A Vásquez/AP

Agassiz, Canada

A young girl runs between rows of flowers at the Harrison tulip festival in British Columbia

Photograph: Canadian Press/Rex/Shutterstock

Hong Kong, China

Air conditioning units on an apartment building. Parts of Asia are experiencing a record-breaking heatwave

Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images


Christians from around the world walk the Via Dolorosa on Orthodox Good Friday

Photograph: Anadolu/Getty Images

Vatican City

Pope Francis arrives for an audience

Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Weymouth, UK

Local election votes are counted at the Redlands leisure and community park

Photograph: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images

Blackpool, UK

Keir Starmer celebrates after Labour’s Chris Webb was declared winner in the Blackpool South byelection

Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Beijing, China

Crowds gather at the city’s annual car show

Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Rafah, Gaza Strip

World Central Kitchen volunteers cook food for displaced Palestinians

Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Toronto, Canada

Models present creations at the city’s 2024 fashion week

Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

Odawara, Japan

People take part in a parade during the Hojo Godai festival

Photograph: Anadolu/Getty Images

Paris, France

Members of Palestine Action Committee talk to journalists outside the Institute of Political Studies, which students have occupied in protest against the war in Gaza

Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip

Two displaced Palestinian children sit among the rubble of buildings destroyed in Israeli airstrikes

Photograph: Anadolu/Getty Images

Tallinn, Estonia

A bee-fly feeds on flower nectar in a forest outside the capital

Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

Manila, Philippines

A man walks past children cooling off in a paddling pool set up on a street during the city’s heatwave

Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Maracaibo, Venezuela

The opposition leader María Corina Machado greets supporters at a rally

Photograph: Henry Chirinos/EPA

The Hague, Netherlands

Star Wars fans dressed as stormtroopers at a cinema where all nine official parts of the film series will be shown in a 24-hour marathon

Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/EPA

Antalya, Turkey

A peacock displays as a rabbit lollops past it

Photograph: Anadolu/Getty Images