Lonely Planet Writer

Around the world in 6 pictures: images of the day

Our daily round-up of interesting images from around the world is a particularly eclectic mixture today, with devils and a LEGO caravan making for strange bedfellows.

Man dressed in a diablo mask in Ecaudor
Man dressed in a diablo mask in Ecaudor Image by PA

Devils  invade the highland town in Ecuador just before New Year’s and take over its streets for eight days, donning fearful masks to dance to the rhythms of local bands. The masks that participants don typically include enormous horns, pointed ears and diabolical smiles.

Water defense barriers being put up in San Diego
Water defense barriers being put up in San Diego Image by PA

Amanda Bourbois, Mary Spear and Jordan Brown place sand bags in front of the Electric Chair salon Wednesday 6 January in San Diego. El Nino storms lined up in the Pacific, promising to drench parts of the West for more than two weeks and increasing fears of mudslides and flash floods in regions stripped bare by wildfires.

Vladimir Putin attends midnight mass for Orthodox Christmas
Vladimir Putin attends midnight mass for Orthodox Christmas Image by PA

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends midnight Orthodox Christams Mass in a church in the village of Turginovo, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northwest of Turginovo, Russia, early Thursday 7 January. Russian news reports said the church was where his parents had been baptised. The Russian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on 7 January as it retained the Julian calendar.

Dusty the kitten got stuck in a bin
Dusty the kitten got stuck in a bin Image by PA

Five-week-old Dusty was spotted with her head stuck in the hole of an industrial bin on the car park at Hailes Park Close, Wolverhampton, England. The West Midlands Fire Service came to her rescue and she’s now fine, and they got their photo of her.

A mobile home made entirely out of lego has finally been built
A mobile home made entirely out of lego has finally been built Image by PA

Ed Diment, Director at Bright Bricks with a full size caravan which has been made out of LEGO bricks by the company in Bordon, Hampshire. The caravan, which is a Guinness World record, took nearly 3 months to make. The LEGO Caravan will be on display at the Telegraph Outdoor & Adventure Travel show in London  from 11th – 14th February.

It comes complete with milk and flowers
The LEGO caravan comes complete with milk and flowers Image by PA