Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A protester flashes the victory sign as a riot police vehicle burns during clashes amidst demonstrations against state corruption, failing public services, and unemployment in the Iraqi capital Baghdad's central Tayeran Square. AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

  • Nepali Hindu devotees carry a chariot representing deities as they walk to the Shikali temple during celebrations for the Shikali Jatra festival near Khokana village on the outskirts of Kathmandu. AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMA

  • South Africa's lock RG Snyman (R) attempts to charge down a kick by Italy's scrum-half Tito Tebaldi during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Italy at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka. AFP / Adrian DENNIS

  • The 'Bouquet of Tulips' sculpture by US artist Jeff Koons after its unveiling near The Petit Palais Museum in Paris. AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

  • Relatives of Palestinian Alaa Ayish Hamdan, react during his funeral in northern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

  • A child walks past a burnt bus after a confrontation between drug gangs at the Chapadao complex slums in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Fabio Teixeira

  • A priest sprinkles holy water on a dog as a part of a religious blessing ceremony to honor Saint Francis of Assisi at the Saint Joan the Evangelist Church in the municipality of Escobedo, Mexico. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

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