Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A Pakistani F-16 fighter makes a manoeuvre before crashing during a rehearsal ahead of Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. AFP / Aamir QURESHI

  • German rider Michael Schwarzmann rides during the 15,5 km individual time trial 4th stage of the 78th Paris - Nice cycling race stage between Saint-Amand-Montrond and Saint-Amand-Montrond. AFP / Alain JOCARD

  • Displaced Syrian children play in a former jail turned into a makeshift shelter in the northwestern city of Idlib. AFP / AAREF WATAD

  • A man prays toward the sea to mourn victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Kyodo/via REUTERS

  • A Palestinian demonstrator hurls a tear gas canister fired by Israeli forces during a protest against Israeli settlements, near the town of Beita in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

  • Performers dressed as priestesses take part in the dress rehearsal of the flame lighting ceremony at the closed Ancient Olympia site, birthplace of the ancient Olympics in southern Greece. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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