Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • People are seen in a car as they drive past damaged buildings next to the port area, in the aftermath of a massive explosion, in Beirut. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

  • Protesters partake in an anti-government protest demanding free elections and against corruption outside the provincial council building in Basra, Iraq. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

  • Michael Major rides his bike at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center thermometer in Death Valley National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

  • Ol Pejeta rhino caregivers and Kenya Wildlife Service rangers assist Najin, the oldest of the two northern white rhinos, before undergoing the ovum pick-up procedure at Ol Pejeta Conservancy near Nanyuki, Kenya. Ol Pajeta Conservancy/Rio The Photographer/Handout via REUTERS

  • A brown bears cools off in a pool at the bear sanctuary near the village of Mramor. AFP / Armend NIMANI

  • A farmer toils as Mount Sinabung spews thick ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra. AFP / Ivan Damanik

  • Mapuche indigenous people protest against the Chilean government and demand the release of an imprisoned spiritual authority, or "machi," in Comuna Imperial, 35 km south of Temuco in Chile. AFP / MARIO QUILODRAN

  • A supporter wears a mask of US President Donald Trump in Mankato, Minnesota as the president delivers remarks on jobs and the economy. AFP / Kerem Yucel

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