Anzac Parade from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. In the distance is Old Parliament House, and behind that is the new Parliament House. Today is ANZAC Day, the day of recognition of Australians and New Zealanders who served their country.
In mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this amazing photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT). (POTD)