Pilgrim - Lalibela, Ethiopia A pilgrim reads from a well-worn prayer book near the church at Bet Giorgis. The most popular prayers among the Christian Orthodox of Ethiopia are the Psalms of David. Ethiopians are the oldest followers of Christianity on the continent of Africa.
An Indian elephant swimming underwater, seen from below, India. When the sun gets too hot, elephants might go for a swim, like this Indian elephant. This was a strange photograph to take! Photograph: Steve Bloom