A lemon festival and a maze of melting snow: photos of the weekend

The QalamKahani’s picture editors select photographs from around the world

Oshu, JapanMen make their way to a river to cleanse their bodies during the Sominsai festival at Kokuseki-ji temple
Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images

Moscow, Russia

Police officers detain a woman holding a placard reading ‘murderers’ during a gathering in memory of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Photograph: Reuters

London, England

Rosamund Pike attends the Bafta nominees’ party at the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square

Photograph: Ian West/PA

York, England

Re-enactors take part in the Jorvik Viking festival

Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Menton, France

People take part in the town’s lemon festival

Photograph: Daniel Cole/AP

Chongqing, China

Tourists on a cruise ship

Photograph: Costfoto/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

Verona, Italy

Demonstrators clash with the police during a protest calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Photograph: Piero Cruciatti/Anadolu/Getty Images

Zakopane, Poland

People make their way through a snow maze melting on an unusually warm day

Photograph: Omar Marques/Anadolu/Getty Images

Waterford Township,

MichiganPeople shout at the media as Donald Trump speaks at rally

Photograph: Tess Crowley/EPA

London, England

Models present creations by Erdem at London fashion week

Photograph: Henry Nicholls/AFP/Getty Image

Saix, France

A protester occupies a tree as part of a protest against the A69 motorway project between Toulouse and Castres

Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Cádiz, Spain

A Bengal tiger cub born in captivity

Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

Faro, Portugal

Edward Theuns of Belgium and Team Lidl – Trek rides with his son before the fifth stage of the 50th Tour of the Algarve

Photograph: Dario Belingheri/Getty

Gaza City, Gaza Strip

Clowns perform during an event organised for the children of Palestinian families taking refuge in a school

Photograph: Omar Qattaa/Anadolu/Getty Images

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