Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Muslims dry a traditional triangular flag for the upcoming Islamic festival 'Muharram' near the Ganges river in Kolkata. AFP / Dibyangshu SARKAR

  • Waves crash against the sea wall at Porthcawl, south Wales as Storm Ellen brings high winds across the country. AFP / GEOFF CADDICK

  • An aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge during the Walbridge fire, part of the larger LNU Lightning Complex fire as flames continue to spread in Healdsburg, California. AFP / JOSH EDELSON

  • Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian demonstrator during a protest against Jewish settlements near Tulkarm in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

  • Women and their babies wait under a tree to receive medical attention at a rural clinic on the outskirts of Harare. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

  • Public officials disinfect pews as a precaution against the coronavirus at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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