A lion family rests at the Tbilisi Zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The Tbilisi Zoo received several dozen new animals last year from zoos around the world after devastating floods in 2015 left hundreds of animals dead. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov) (AP)

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

Fascinating world views from a priest blessing chihuahuas to children raising environmental awareness in India


Salon Staff
January 19, 2017 1:47AM (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.

 

Bangalore, India   Manjunath Kiran/Getty
Children wear tiger face paint for the 'Kids for Tigers' project that raises environmental awareness and tiger conservation

“kids”

If the whole "environmental awareness makeup artist" gig doesn't work out, there are at least no noticeable global shortages of productions of "Cats."

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—Erin Keane, managing editor

 

Tbilisi, Georgia   Shakh Aivazov/AP
A lion family relaxes at the Tbilisi Zoo

“sleep”

Lions sleep an average of 20 hours a day—while lionesses take care of the cubs and the hunting and sleep about 15 hours a day. Disregarding the gender imbalance for a second, think about that next time you try to snooze and steal 9 extra minutes to your 7-hour sleep.

—Mireia Triguero Roura, editorial assistant

 

Madrid, Spain   Susana Vera/Reuters
A museum worker fixes the hair on Donald Trump's wax statue

“wax”

I chose this photo thinking I would write something about the difficult job of the wig wrangler assigned to the Donald Trump sculpture in a wax museum. Then I remembered that we have an inauguration in two days that is in no way funny or frivolous. This wax sculpture will be labeled "United States President."

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—Benjamin Wheelock, senior art director

 

Madrid, Spain   Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
A priest blesses two chihuahuas during the Feast of Saint Anthony, Spain's patron saint of animals

“holy”

The blessing of pets is central to the Feast of St. Anthony, celebrating Spain's patron saint of animals. This woman brought her tiny dogs to receive a sprinkling of holy water. Presumably then it's off to confession, in order to seek forgiveness for sins committed against the legs of unsuspecting house guests.

—Melanie McFarland, TV critic


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