Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Argentina's Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata coach, former football star Diego Armando Maradona poses for a picture at the Casa Rosada presidential palace after a private meeting with Argentinian president Alberto Fernandez, in Buenos Aires. AFP/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

  • Iraqi anti-government protesters erect a burning roadblock in the southern city of Basra. AFP/Hussein FALEH

  • A child looks on, whose shelter has been burned after a fire broke out in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

  • Police stand guard as rescuers assist on the site of a plane crashed near Almaty International Airport, outside Almaty, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov)

  • Zaida Bravo, who suffers Parkinson's disease and is malnourished, waits for dinner on her dirty mattress in her one room living quarters in Maracaibo, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

  • France's Roger Brice takes jump as he speeds down the course during training for an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Bormio, Italy. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

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