Lonely Planet Writer

Balloon festivals and Baftas: images from around the world

Today’s images of the day feature a frozen Europe and a balloon festival in India, all via the glitz and glam of the Baftas that took place in London on Sunday night.

Middleham Moor, Yorkshire in the UK
Middleham Moor, Yorkshire in the UK Image by John Giles/PA Wire

Horses and their riders make their way on to the gallops at Middleham Moor in the Yorkshire Dales following overnight snowfall.

Homeless woman who confronted a store thief in Oxford
Homeless woman who confronted a store thief in Oxford Image by Lush employees

Lottie and her dog Marley outside Lush in Oxford. An appeal to help the homeless woman after she confronted a store thief and retrieved stolen goods has reached thousands of pounds. The online appeal, set up by Lush employees after their Oxford branch was targeted, is close to £5000 after more than 250 people donated to help Lottie and her dog Marley.

Pope Francis in Mexico
Pope Francis in Mexico Image by L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in Ecatepec, Mexico. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered as Pope Francis celebrated Mass, expected to be the biggest event of his five-day trip to Mexico.

The balloon festival in India
The balloon festival in India Image by Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Indian villagers run to see a hot air balloon as it lands near their village during Lucknow balloon festival on the outskirts of Lucknow, India. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The light festival in Cambridge
The light festival in Cambridge, UK Image by Chris Radburn

Members of the public watch a light show projected onto the Senate House in Cambridge, which is one of the light installations during the e-Luminate Cambridge festival.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu attending the BAFTAs
Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu attending the BAFTAs Image by Ian West/PA Wire

The Revenant has dominated the Baftas that took place in London on Sunday night, by winning three of the biggest awards including best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. The outdoor epic was also named best film, while Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu received the best director gong. DiCaprio, 41, hailed the influence of British actors on his career, including Tom Courtenay, Gary Oldman and his co-star Tom Hardy, as he collected his first Bafta.