Flooding from summer storms that brought parts of Britain to a halt over the weekend is gradually subsiding and forecasters say much of the country will enjoy dry weather on Monday and over the coming week. 

• Lightning strikes the UK - in pictures

Lightning illuminates Brighton pier, East Sussex. Photo: Max Langran/Apex

The fashion photography of tomorrow

From eyes made of dim sum to extreme facepainting, the fashion photography of the future is bold, vibrant and often bizarre

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Youssef, 2005. Photograph: Daniel Riera

Body paint artist Emma Fay transforms models into stunningly realistic animals. Here, we look at how she did it

Photos: Emma Fay/Barcroft Media

The countries of the former Eastern bloc are full of abandoned monuments to the glory of the Soviet Union. Risking arrest and radiation, photographer Rebecca Litchfield took a road trip through the ruined hospitals, barracks, prisons and spy stations to produce a haunting ghost story in bricks and mortar

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The 17th annual world bodypainting festival has taken place in Pörtschach, Austria. Thousands of visitors arrived to observe the bodypainting work of artists from 47 different countries on the theme of Pop Art.

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A painted face at a traditional wedding ceremony for Bosnian women from Zhupa at the Ethnological Museum in Pristina. Traditionally, older ladies prepare young brides, painting their faces in many layers of colours. (Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images)

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Award-winning photographer Charlie Waite documents the stunning landscapes of Libya, taken in the days leading up to the revolution that deposed the dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. See more here

Charlie’s photographs are on display at the Lyttleton Gallery until 16 August, for the exhibition Silent Exchange. 

All photo: Charlie Waite photography.

Jim Goldberg, the photographer who caught the heartbreak on both sides of America’s social divide. See more here

All photos by Jim Goldberg

Astronomy photographer of the year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

This colourful starscape taken from Rancho Hidalgo, New Mexico by Mark Hanson reveals the searing heat of the Crescent Nebula glowing in a whirl of red and blue. See the shortlist in full

Photo: Mark Hanson/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

With album sales down and recording budgets slashed, what does the future hold for studios? Katherine Rose photographs the sites that have kept faith in the music. More photos here

Click photos for captions. All photos: Katherine Rose.