A diver in a Santa Claus costume feeds a ray at the Multimar Wattforum aquarium in Toenning, northwestern Germany, on December 2, 2016. / AFP / dpa / Carsten Rehder / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read CARSTEN REHDER/AFP/Getty Images) (Afp/getty Images)

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

Fascinating world views from light sculptures at the Christmas Wonderland in Singapore to a sleepy lion in Germany

Salon Staff
December 3, 2016 1:30AM (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.


Marina Bay, Singapore   Roslan Rahman/Getty
The third-edition of the Christmas Wonderland spectacle at the Garden by the Bay premiers in Singapore


I'm not ready for Christmas yet. I'm just not ready for the strings of colorful lights, like the ones above at Singapore's Christmas Wonderland, to become ubiquitous once again. I'm not ready for the pageantry and excessive consumerism. But I am ready for a break and to mark the end of 2016. So, I guess I should be happy that I've already attended my first holiday party -- even if it was only one week after Thanksgiving!


–Sophia Tesfaye, deputy politics editor


Frankfurt, Germany   Michael Probst/AP
A sleepy lion yawns in the Frankfurt Zoo


He was tired of the American election too.

–Chauncey DeVega, politics writer


Dubai, United Arab Emirates   Francois Nel/Getty
Spectators seen on day two of the the HSBC World Rugby Sevens in Dubai



I wonder if the players in the Dubai Sevens were expecting to see a couple of Coachella-inspired Whos from Whoville in the crowd this year.

–Jillian Kestenbaum, office manager


Toenning, Germany   Carsten Rehder/Getty
A Santa Claus-clad diver feeds a manta ray at the Multimar Wattforum aquarium



This could be one of 100 bizarre things, including a New Yorker cartoon come to life. But it's actually something pretty straightforward. This is the Multimar Wattforum, a German aquarium, where an aquarium worker in a, uh, Santa Clause uniform, feeds a ray. Got it?


–Scott Timberg, culture writer

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