Today’s best photos: from paddleboarding in Russia to flooding near Sarajevo

‘The National’ selects the most striking pictures from around the world

Paddleboarding on Lake Sukko

People ride stand-up paddleboards on Lake Sukko, also known as the Cypress Lake, in the mountains of Russia’s Abrau Peninsula. Featuring bald cypress trees planted in the mid-1930s, this artificial pond is considered a natural landmark. It runs dry annually and is refilled during each year’s wet season.

Extra al fresco dining in Venice

People sit at a cafe in a flooded St Mark’s Square during seasonally high water in Venice, Italy.

Lady in red

A model presents a creation by Hannibal Laguna during Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, Malaysia.

Foggy sunrise over Frankfurt

Frankfurt’s television tower rises above the thick fog that blankets the German city at sunrise.

A wonder of the seas

Royal Caribbean Cruises’ newest ship, “Wonder of the Seas”, sets sail from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, heading for the harbour of Marseilles.

Flooding in Bosnia

Cars sit stranded in floodwater in Rajlovac near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Updated: November 6th 2021, 12:16 PM