Spectators wearing colourful trousers watch the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland. See more of Friday’s news in pictures.

Photograph: Jon Super/AP

'Super moon' lights up night sky:

Some of the best images of the ‘super moon’ – an annual event when the moon’s elliptical orbit brings it closer to Earth

Photographs: Ralph Lauer/ Ralph Lauer/ZUMA Press/Corbis, Julio Cortez/AP,  Ken Cedeno/Corbis

Firefighters work to put out a burning vehicle set on fire by protestors in Sao Paulo, Brazil as protests continued overnight. Photograph: Nelson Antoine/AP

More images from those at the protests shared with the Guardian here.

Hindus throw coloured powder at the Radha Rani temple during the Lathmar Holi festival in Barsana, India.
Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

Some great photos on picture desk live today:

1. Cambodian school children walk home after a morning school session at Tnoat Kpoh village in the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph: Heng Sinith/AP2. A Somali boy jumps between old fishing boats near Mogadishu’s fish market in the Xamar Weyne district of the Somali capital, in this photo taken March 16, 2013 by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team (AU-UN IST) and released today. Photograph: Reuters3. One of seven newly-hatched bearded dragons at the Wacol RSPCA centre in Brisbane, Australia. In a first for the centre, the staff managed to extract the eggs from a severely injured bearded dragon and successfully incubate them after the lizard died. Photograph: Jamie Hanson/Rex Features

Piornal, Spain: people throw turnips at the folkloric figure of El Jarramplas – a ritual believed to symbolise the expulsion of everything bad – as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas festival Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy builds a snowman at the Western Wall. The worst snowstorm in 20 years has shut roads and schools in Jerusalem as the harsh weather affects regions across the Middle East Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Madrid, Spain: Activists from the animal rights group AnimaNaturalis protest naked and covered in fake blood Photograph: AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Election twins - Meet Mitt and Obama.

Millicent Owuor, 20, carries her newly born twin boys named after President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney inside the maternity ward of Siaya District Hospital, near Obama’s ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, Kenya.

Follow Friday’s best news images as they come in with our picture desk live blog. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

An international team of astronomers has created a vast, zoomable image of some nine billion pixels showing more than 84 million stars in the central ‘bulge’ of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. The image is so large that, if printed at the resolution of a picture in an ordinary book it would be 9 metres wide and 7 metres high. Click on the picture to see the image zoomed in

Photographer: ESO