Lonely Planet Writer

Around the world in 6 pictures: images of the day

Psychedelic skies broke up the week’s images, which have been mainly of flooded urban areas and submerged countryside. But the sun came out today, as did the Flying Scotsman in our daily round-up of images from around the world.

The Flying Scotsman
The Flying Scotsman Image by PA

The Flying Scotsman locomotive under steam at the East Lancashire Railway appears in public for the first time after the successful completion of a decade-long £4.2m restoration project.

A shark mysteriously died in the Okinawa Aquarium
A shark mysteriously died in the Okinawa Aquarium Image by PA

Meanwhile, at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, a great white shark swims in a water tank made specially for ferocious sharks at the aquarium in Motobu, Okinawa, southwestern Japan. The 3.5-meter (11.5-foot) shark has died after only three days in captivity at the aquarium. The shark, which was accidentally caught in a net in southwestern Japan on Tuesday, died early Friday, according to aquarium staff. The cause of death is under investigation.

Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander
Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne attending the premiere of the Danish Girl at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London. They have been nominated for Bafta and Golden Globes for leading actress and actor awards for their roles in the movie.

A truly Californian sky
A truly Californian sky Image by PA

A rainbow casts its glow behind a palm tree near the Seal Beach Pier in Seal Beach, California on Thursday. Most of California saw sunny skies again on Thursday after days of powerful El Nino-driven storms drenched the region.

Banksy's artwork near Cheltenham
Banksy’s artwork near Cheltenham Image by PA

Artwork by Banksy on the side of a house on Fairview Road adjacent to St. Anne’s Terrace, Cheltenham, which has gone on the market for £210,000. Estate agents Peter Ball & Co describe the sale as “a rare opportunity to acquire a Grade II listed, Victorian, three-bedroom end-terrace property with a genuine ‘Banksy’ on the gable wall.”

Cowboy Dwayne Ehmer in the Oregon Wildlife Reserve
Cowboy Dwayne Ehmer in the Oregon Wildlife Reserve

Cowboy Dwane Ehmer, of Irrigon, Oregon, a supporter of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, holds a US flag as he rides his horse in the refuge near Burns. A small, armed group occupying the wildlife preserve has said repeatedly that local people should control federal lands, but critics say the lands are already managed to help everyone from ranchers to recreationalists.