Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A man holds up a rose before flaming tires at a make-shift roadblock made by anti-government protesters along the road leading to Najaf International Airport in the central Iraqi holy shrine city. AFP / Haidar HAMDANI

  • Revellers run with steers during a bullrun in La Puebla del Rio, near Seville. AFP / CRISTINA QUICLER

  • Members of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) march during India's Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

  • Daniel Bohnacker of Germany crosses the finish line to win the FIS World Cup Men's Freestyle Skicross final in Idre, Sweden. (Pontus Lundahl / TT via AP)

  • People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas festival in the tiny southwestern Spanish town of Piornal, Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

  • Firefighters search for missing persons using a hydraulic dismantling technique, which uses water to disperse mud, after a landslide in Vila Bernadete, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. AFP / DOUGLAS MAGNO

  • Members of the Sealed Knot, a society promoting interest in the English Civil War, fire muskets as they stage a reenactment of the Battle of Nantwich, a battle which took place near the town in 1644, in north west England. AFP / OLI SCARFF

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