Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Shiite Muslim pilgrims attend a memorial ceremony on the tenth day of the mourning month of Muharram which marks the peak of Ashura, in the holy city of Karbala. AFP / Mohammed SAWAF

  • One of two panda cubs inspects an ice cake the twins got for their first birthday in their enclosure at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin. AFP / Tobias SCHWARZ

  • Spectators watch the riders during the 3rd stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 198 km between Nice and Sisteron. AFP / Marco BERTORELLO

  • Visitors watch fireworks at Toshimaen amusement park which will close 94 years after it first opened with part of the site be turned into a new Harry Potter theme park in 2023, in Tokyo. REUTERS/Issei Kato

  • A boy holds a rifle as he sits at the site of a rally held by followers of the Shi'ite Houthi movement to commemorate the Ashura, the holiest day on the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, in Sanaa, Yemen. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

  • Ali Mohammad a Kashmiri villager with his grand son Burhan Ahmed keep a watch on their cattle from a hillock on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

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