A photo of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is set up on a tree in the city of Maarat al-Numan, located on the M5 international highway, 33 km south of Idlib, Syria. The Syrian army liberated the M5 highway from Islamic State militants during the the Syrian military operation and restored full control over the road linking the capital Damascus with Aleppo for the first time since 2012.
Members of the media take photos as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks next to Michel Barnier, European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, during a session on the future partnership with the UK following Brexit, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
The artwork called "Bright thoughts. Buddha" by Vasily Slonov, which is part of the "Siberian Ironic Conceptualism" exhibition in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The authors deal with the problem of the development of contemporary art in the Russian region in the context of global projects and institutions, establishing ‘the rules of the game’ in the field of contemporary culture. The article considers the experience of working with contemporary art within the framework of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts and other organizations. So-called Siberian ironic conceptualism is considered an original example of regional aesthetics.
A tale of humpback whale is pictured in the Bellinsgausen Sea not far from the Adelaide Island, Antarctica, from the deck of the Russian oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky during an expedition to the shores of Antarctica. In December 2019 Admiral Vladimirsky went on a voyage to the shores of Antarctica, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Ice Continent by Russian sailors.
A sailor of the Russian oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky looks in binocular during an expedition to the shores of Antarctica. In December 2019 Admiral Vladimirsky went on a voyage to the shores of Antarctica, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Ice Continent by Russian sailors.