Today's best photos: from Billie Eilish at the Met Gala to BTS special envoys

'The National' selects the most stunning pictures from around the world

Luke Jerram's 'Museum of the Moon' at Durham Cathedral. PA
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Met Gala

Billie Eilish looks back over her shoulder at the Met Gala 2021 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Reuters


'The Fisherman's Wake'

A fishing trawler at Whitstable in Kent shot by Michael Marsh, is the Overall Winner in the 2021 Ultimate Sea View photography competition run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society. PA

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Thai Community Garden

A community garden built on top of out-of-use taxis at the Ratchaphruek Taxi Co-operative in the Thai capital, Bangkok. The initiative aims to provide stress relief and some food to drivers rendered jobless because of the economic fallout of the pandemic. Getty Images

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Displaced Afghan children

Afghan children play near a camp for internally displaced people in capital Kabul. AP


Migrants in Dungeness

A migrant walks on the beach holding a child in Dungeness, Britain. Reuters


BTS named special envoys

Members of the popular South Korean boy band, BTS, at the Blue House, the presidential office, in the capital city of Seoul after being named the president's Special Envoy for future generations and culture. EPA

Updated: September 14, 2021, 3:18 PM