Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Revellers take part in the Els Enfarinats festival, in the town of Ibi near Alicante, Spain. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

  • Volunteersآ dressed as Father Frost and Snow Maiden present a gift to a resident of a nursing home on the occasion of the Christmas andآ Newآ Yearآ holidays, as part of the "Old Age for Joy" charity project, in the village of Sosnovskoye in Omsk region, Russia. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

  • Plainclothes police officers (with batons) clash with pro-democracy protesters during a rally inside a shopping mall in Sheung Shui in Hong Kong. AFP / DALE DE LA REY

  • Syrian children who fled battles in the southern countryside of the Idlib province walk in mud and water caused by heavy rainfall, in a camp for displaced people in Kafr Dariyan situated at a short distance from Syria's border with Turkey. AFP / Aaref WATAD

  • Demonstrators and security forces clash during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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