THE OBSERVER’S TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WEEK: 18TH MAY 2013

During his five months in space onboard the International Space Station, Commander Chris Hadfield gained more than 790,000 followers on Twitter thanks to his regular posts. Here is one of his photographs from space, ‘the Nazca lines seem to show that the less we understand about history, the greater our propensity towards mythology’
Workers repair a wall of the Thula Fort in Yemen. Thula’s citizens got together to undertake a series of historic preservation projects to protect the Thula Fort, including rebuilding the walls of burial grounds and restoring watch towers, paths and waterways
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