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Armagh hosts exhibition of stunning world images

These stunning images of iconic landmarks from around the world will be on view throughout Armagh city centre this summer.

From Rio de Janeiro lit up at night time to a rainbow of colour in a Dutch tulip field, the breathtaking pictures are the work of French photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand.

The exhibition — called Earth From The Air — features up to 120 aerial photographs depicting astonishing natural landscapes.

The images are being displayed on billboards in the city centre or three months until August 30.

Among the scenes are images of camels travelling through the arid deserts of Mauritania, a heart-shaped field in New Caledonia, a lone thawing iceberg in Greenland and the iconic mount Corcovado overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The exhibition aims to tell a story about our changing planet by highlighting world issues such as population, pressure on biodiversity, widespread pollution on land and at sea, climate change and water shortage.

Seen together, the photographs are an outstanding visual testimony to the world we live in today.

Also on display in The Mall will be a giant world map centrepiece, where people will be able to walk, skip or jump from country to country.

Belfast Telegraph