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Prince's perfect passport photo: today's images

Images from around the world today include some heart-warming images of mature love and a passport photo that is beyond perfection and will shame you into trying harder next time you’re posing for yours. Here are today’s pictures:

An elderly man helps his wife pick out makeup and the image went viral
An elderly man helps his wife pick out makeup and the image went viral Image by Love What Matters

A well known New York Facebook page, Love What Matters, posted a heart-warming photo of an elderly couple that quickly went viral. The post read: “This husband was helping his wife choose a make-up that matched her skin tone. She was so concerned about finding the right one and he was so unbelievably helpful. She was having a “girl” moment, in a panic struggling to find the right one. He calmed her down, helped her find her colour and kissed her on the forehead. It was such a simple way to show how big his love was for her. A perfect reminder that our bodies grow old but our love doesn’t have to.”

Ollie Bass and his horse Rocky pose on the steps of the Royal Albert Hall
Ollie Bass and his horse Rocky pose on the steps of the Royal Albert Hall Image by Yui Mok/PA Wire

Stunt horse-riding cowboy Ollie Bass and his horse Rocky pose on the steps of the Royal Albert Hall, London, to promote a forthcoming Western Music in Concert show at the venue. The 11 March event will bring together Western themes including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and The Magnificent Seven.

A hat's thrown into the air on the pope's visit to Mexico
A hat’s thrown into the air on the pope’s visit to Mexico Image by AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills

A hat flies in the air as Pope Francis arrives for a massive open air Mass in a park just a few meters from the US border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Wednesday. Thousands of people from El Paso as well as other parts of the US were expected to make the short trip over the various bridges that link the cities to attend the outdoor mass that capped the pope’s visit to Mexico.

Marchesa at NYFW 2016
Marchesa at NYFW 2016 Image by AP Photo/Diane Bondareff

The Marchesa Fall 2016 collection is modelled during New York Fashion Week, Wednesday, 17 February 2016.

Giant panda Feng Yi, plays with a soft-toy
Giant panda Feng Yi, plays with a soft-toy Image by AP Photo/Joshua Paul

A six-month-old female giant panda cub plays with a soft-toy panda at the Giant Panda Conservation Centre at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today. The two giant pandas have been on loan to Malaysia from China for 10 years since May 21, 2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

Yuphin Karnjanasriratip prays in front of a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Thailand
Yuphin Karnjanasriratip prays in front of a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Thailand Image by AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

Yuphin Karnjanasriratip, 80, leaves after praying in front of a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday. Thailand’s 88-year-old king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, is suffering from a fever, fatigue, rapid breathing and occasional high blood pressure, the royal palace announced Tuesday.

Prince is perfection
Prince is perfection Image by Prince/Twitter

Prince uploaded an image of his passport photo to Twitter, and the crowd went wild. Because of course, he’s perfection itself in the image. It gives us all inspiration to work harder on our passport pictures.