Photos of the day - September 2, 2014

Landscapers trim grass in front of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s latest creation, white rabbit in Taoyuan, Taiwan, a devotee daubed in colored powder prays as she takes part in the immersion of the idols of the Hindu god Ganesh in Mumbai and smiling and growling sculptures line the stairs leading into a shopping center in Bangkok are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

Photos of the day - September 1, 2014

Dawn commemorations to mark the 75rd anniversary of the outbreak of World War II at the ‘Westerplatte’ memorial in Gdansk, northern Poland, Anti-government protesters beat a riot policeman after clashes during the Revolution March in Islamabad and a vendor holds an owl for sale at Jatinegara bird market in Jakarta, Indonesia are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Photos of the day - August 31, 2014

Bruce Irons of the USA flies off the back of a wave during the Red Bull Cape Fear surfing event in Australia, Malaysian police officers march during the 57th National Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur and the Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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Bug eyes

Creepy crawlies have become stunning examples of the natural world in these incredible close-up pictures. Photographer Kutub Uddin, 28, snapped the tiny creatures in a forest near his home of Bognor Regis over the course of the summer.

Taken in close-up using special macro lenses and filters, he managed to turn house flies, damsel flies and wasps into gorgeous jeweled works of art. Kutub said: “I found the bugs in the forest near where I live when I was taking pictures. (Cater News)

Photography by Kutub Uddin.

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Photos of the day - August 30, 2014
An Indian devotee carries an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha for immersion in a water body on the second day of the ten-day Ganesh festival in Mumbai, Lucy Jackson of New Zealand, riding Willy Do, is unseated during the cross-country test of the Eventing competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games and Members of the media are reflected in the sunglasses of cast member Al Pacino as he attends the red carpet at the 71st Venice Film Festival are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Quirky magazine covers

One innovative artist has created quirky artwork which re-imagines classical paintings with the faces of famous modern day cover stars such as Angeline Jolie.

Multimedia producer Eisen Bernard Bernardo, 28, from Los Baños, Philippines, has created the clever works for his series called Mag + Art, where he takes photos of celebrities from magazine covers and carefully places them over images of people in famous classical paintings.

In his work singer Adele fits perfectly as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and One Direction’s Liam Payne is Napoleon in Jacques – Louis David’s portrait of him.

Angelina Jolie on the cover of Esquire magazine is re-imagined as the famous face of Venus in Botticelli’s classic painting the Birth of Venus and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring has Keira Knightley’s face, on the cover of Interview magazine. (Caters)

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Visa Pour l’Image: A peek at the exhibitions at the International Festival of Photojournalism

The 26th annual Visa Pour l’Image, the Cannes Film Festival” of photojournalism, kicks off next week, filling the French city of Perpignan with more than 3,000 of the world’s best photojournalists and photo editors, along with agencies from around the world, converging to share tips, contacts, more than a few drinks, and the best of the world’s photographic images.

This year’s Visa Pour l’Image showcases 26 exhibitions around the city. In a year renowned for violence against journalists, many are anticipating a retrospective of recently fallen Associated Press photographer Anja Neidringhaus’ work, as well as images from the late Chris Hondros tribute book ‘Testament.’ The exhibition ‘Amateurs make the front page’ promises some surprises on a variety of subjects.

Meetings, seminars and lectures fill the days, followed by nightly outdoor screenings. Each evening event begins with a news reel of the best work from the breaking news of the year and award presentations. Among the most anticipated is this year’s video presentation of the new book ‘Photographer’s Paradise: Turbulent America 1960-1990,’ by award winning veteran photojournalist Jean Pierre Laffont.

Visa Pour l’Image, directed by Jean-François Leroy, starts August 30 and continues through September 14.

Here’s a preview of the exhibitions.

(Photographs by Klaus Nigge / National Geographic Creative for National Geographic Magazine, Anja Neidringhaus/Associated Press, Philippe Lopez / Agence France-Presse, Olivier Laban-Mattei / The Mongolian Project / MYOP, Doan Công Tinh, Yunghi Kim / Contact Press Images, Guillaume Herbaut / Institute)

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Photos of the day - August 29, 2014

St. Basil Cathedral is lit using show lights as Serbian Nish military band members perform during the rehearsal of “Spasskaya Tower” International Military Orchestra Music Festival at the Red Square in Moscow, Afghan youths sit on the gun barrel of a Soviet-era tank, in Kabul, Afghanistan and a miner enters the El Comal gold and silver mine to help with rescue operations after a landslide trapped at least 24 miners inside, in Bonanza, Nicaragua are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Photos of the day - August 28, 2014

One-month-old triplet panda cubs receive a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in China –– Orix BlueWave second baseman Keiichi Hirano jumps over second base after forcing out Chiba Lotte Marines’ Daichi Suzuki, bottom, in the sixth inning of their Pacific League professional baseball game in Japan –– Runners clear a fence in The £500 Permanent Money Backs Handicap Steeple Chase at Fontwell racecourse in England –– India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel perform a stunt during the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India –– Helpers build up the mobile sculpture of the social project ‘Kuechenmonument’ (Kitchen Monument) at the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin… are just a few of the photos of the day for August 28, 2014.

(Photos by AP Photo/Kin Cheung, AP Photo/Kyodo News, Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images, REUTERS/Danish Ismail, EPA/Maurizio Gambarini)

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Photos of the day - August 27, 2014

A boogie boarder rides a wave at the wedge in Newport Beach, Calif. –– Relatives of two Palestinian children Mohammed and Oamr al-Brim who witnesses said were killed in an Israeli air strike before a ceasefire was declared in Gaza –– A runner or ‘mozo’ jumps over a young bull on the second day of the bull run festival held at San Sebastian de los Reyes in Spain –– People take part in “Yoga On The Hill” on Parliament Hill in Ottawa –– Young people take part in the traditional tomato fight ‘Tomatina’ during the week of fiestas in Bunol, Spain… are just a few of the photos of the day for August 27, 2014.

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