Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Douglas Ciampi of Westminster, Mass., stands next to a rime ice-covered antenna while taking in the view from the summit of Mount Washington, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

  • A supporter leans on a wooden cross which reads 'The truth will win' as he protests against the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange outside Belmarsh Magistrates Court in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • A demonstrator is detained by a member of the security forces during a protest against Chile's government in Vina del Mar, Chile. REUTERS/Leandro Torchio

  • A police water cannon sprays on a demonstrator during a protest against Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's government in Vina del Mar during the Vina del Mar Music Festival. AFP / MARTIN BERNETTI

  • An armoured personnel carrier (APC) carrying members of the "Syrian National Army", an alliance of Turkey-backed rebel groups, followed by a pickup truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun ride in the town of Sarmin, about 8 kilometres southeast of the city of Idlib. AFP/Omar HAJ KADOUR

  • Creations by French shoe designer Christian Louboutin are displayed during a press preview of his exhibition "L'Exhibition[niste]" (The exhibition[ist]) in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

  • Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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