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Robotic fish and an Ivorian laundry service: Tuesday's top photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

  • Kiev, Ukraine

    Worshippers are sprinkled with holy water by a priest during the celebration of the Apple Feast of the Saviour at St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery

    Photograph: Olena Khudiakova/Ukrinform/Barcroft Media

    Robotic fish and an Ivorian laundry service: Tuesday's top photos
  • Mexico City, Mexico

    A worker shows an axolotl in a hatchery to preserve the species. The Mexican axolotl is a species of caudate amphibian of the Ambystomatidae family, it is a salamander with the unusual feature of retaining its larval features in its adult life. A close relative of the tiger salamander, it can be quite large, reaching lengths of up to 30cm, although its average size is 15cm

    Photograph: Action Press/Rex/Shutterstock

  • Chengdu, China

    People sit by a table with a duck on it at an animal-themed cafe. The cafe owns four ducks and two pigs

    Photograph: China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

  • Beijing, China

    A robot Fish-Miro developed by Hi-Techpia Technology (Shenzhen) goes on display at the world robot conference

    Photograph: Imaginechina/Rex/Shutterstock

  • Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Laundrymen, known locally as fanico, wash clothes in a stream in Banco National Park

    Photograph: Anadolu Agency/via Getty Images

  • Rila Mountain, Bulgaria

    Members of an international religious movement called the Great White Brotherhood perform a ritual dance. Hundreds of pilgrims converge on the mountain to mark the spiritual new year with a collective meditative dance that they believe connects them to cosmic rhythms

    Photograph: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images

  • Bikaner, India

    A soldier looks on as a student aims with an assault rifle during a ‘know your army’ exhibition at Government Dungar College, Rajasthan

    Photograph: Dinesh Gupta/AFP/Getty Images

  • Zipaquira, Colombia

    Tourists visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, an underground church built into a mine that produces salt, north of Bogotá

    Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

  • İzmir, Turkey

    Firefighters are battling a series of wildfires that have consumed about 500 hectares of land along the Aegean coast

    Photograph: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

  • Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

    Anti-riot police block the entrance to a court after the main opposition party, Movement of Democratic Change, lost its legal challenge against a protest ban. The MDC called for the demonstrations, the second in four days, against President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government’s management of the economy. Nearly two years after he took power, the country has been hit by rising inflation, increased poverty and a severe water shortage

    Photograph: Tafadzwa Ufumeli/Getty Images

  • New Delhi, India

    A cobbler applies glue to a shoe in a workshop in Chawri Bazar, in the old quarters of the city

    Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP/Getty Images

  • Moscow, Russia

    Ballet dancers prepare to perform in the Russian Ballet Theatre’s production Swan Lake at the Moscow Youth Palace. The performance is presented as part of the Ballet Planet festival which is taking place in Moscow and St Petersburg

    Photograph: Vyacheslav Prokofyev/Tass

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