A zombie pelican bicycle is manoeuvred on South Roosevelt Boulevard during the Zombie Bike Ride as part of annual Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival in Key West, Florida, U.S. October 23, 2016. Picture taken October 23, 2016. Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2Q8WL (Reuters)

Look Again: The day's most compelling images from around the globe

Fascinating world views from a spooky Zombie Bike Ride in Key West to the swan-inhabited parks of Paris


Salon Staff
October 25, 2016 11:30PM (UTC)
Look Again is a daily series presenting the best photographs of the previous 24 hours, curated and written by Salon's writers and editors.

 

Star City, Russia    Ivan Sekretarev/AP
Two astronauts and one cosmonaut pose for a photo before their final preflight practical

Hidden behind the rising tensions between the United States and Russia is the strange-but-true fact that our manned space program is, in effect, their manned space program. At least until NASA develops an entire new series of rockets and space vehicles -- or until Elon Musk's private-enterprise solution is ready to fly -- the only way Americans can get into space is by hitching a ride on Russian launches. If we can't make peace in Syria, maybe it can happen on Mars.

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–Andrew O'Hehir, executive editor

 

Key West, Florida   Rob O'Neal/Reuters
Floridians partake in the Zombie Bike Ride, part of the annual Fantasy Fest, held in Key West

This zombie pelican and demon baby were both a trick and a treat in preparation for Halloween at the Key West Fantasy Fest on Sunday,. But for Florida, a battleground swing state in the 2016 election, the scariest day of the year won't be October 31, it'll November 8. In fact, the theme for this year's festivities (Oct. 21-30) is "Political Voodoo & Ballot Box Barbarians.

–Grace Guarneri, editorial intern

 

New Delhi, India   Prakash Singh/Getty
A vendor puts chickens in a cage at an Indian poultry market. One month after India declared itself bird flu-free, two chickens died of the disease at the New Delhi Zoo

I'm going to ignore the fact that these two chicken have bird flu, because it's too sad. Instead, I'll pretend that these chicken played a prank on some local villagers and are being put in time out. They'll only be in the cages until they learn their lesson. I feel better about the photo now.

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–Tatiana Baez, social media coordinator

 

Paris, France   Martin Bureau/Getty
A woman hesitantly approaches a swan the Bois de Boulogne, a large Parisian park

What is the best way to salute a chance swan encountered in a park? Did this woman at Bois de Boulogne in Paris on Tuesday know? Then again sometimes it's best to keep things under wraps.

–Marjorie Backman, copy editor


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