Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Buildings burn as the Dixie fire tears through downtown Greenville, California.(Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

  • USA's Delaney Schnell competes in the women's 10m platform diving final event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

  • Dead almond trees lie in an open field after they were removed by a farmer because of a lack of water to irrigate them, in Huron, California, a town in the drought-stricken Central Valley. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

  • A protester places flowers on a photograph of an executed man during a demonstration organised by supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) to protest against the inaugeration of Iran's new president Ebrahim Raisi in cental London. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

  • A hot air balloon is seen flying at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol, Britain. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

  • A woman over 60 looks on as she receives her first dose of Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

  • A Palestinian woman reacts during clashes as Israeli machinery demolish Palestinian houses near Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

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