Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • People dance during the opening ceremony of the traditional Opera Ball in Vienna, Austria. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

  • A Hindu devotee of Lord Shiva holds a human skull while taking in a religious procession to mark the Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri in Allahabad. AFP / SANJAY KANOJIA

  • Artists perform as they take part in a religious procession on the occasion of 'Maha Shivaratri' festival, in Allahabad. AFP / SANJAY KANOJIA

  • Israeli soldiers fire tear gas during a demonstration by Palestinian protesters in a field in Asira al-Qibliya town, south of Nablus, adjacent to the settlement of Yitzhar. AFP / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

  • A veterinarian offers apples to 54-year-old Asian elephant Mara in her enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Ecopark in Buenos Aires, Argentina. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

  • Ozley Choquette, 10, practices his clarinet outside of the gym at the Aspen Youth Centerin Aspen, Co.. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)

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