Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A Catholic priest listens to the confession of a believer during a gathering to call the reopening of places of worship during a national lockdown in France to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, in Nantes, western France. AFP / Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS

  • The recently restored fortress of Shali and its surroundings, in the Egyptian desert oasis of Siwa, some 600 kms southwest of the capital Cairo. AFP / Khaled DESOUKI

  • A demonstrator, supporter of Peruvian ousted President Martin Vizcarra, holds a Peruvian flag during clashes following a protest against the government of interim president Manuel Merino in Lima. AFP / ERNESTO BENAVIDES

  • Sirio Persichetti, a 7-year-old Italian with spastic tetraplegia and cerebral palsy who has become an influencer by challenging perceptions of disability, embraces his mum Valentina Perniciaro after coming home from school, in Rome. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

  • A man dressed as Santa Claus, who sits behind a plexiglass divider due to the coronavirus disease pandemic, uses his smartphone while awaiting visitors at the Plymouth Meeting Mall in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, U.S. REUTERS/Mark Makela

  • A camel walks through a swarm of desert locusts in a grazing land on the outskirts of Daynile district of Mogadishu, Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

  • Gymnasts from the Pyongyang Circus Theater perform during Mother's Day in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • Shop, bar and restaurant owners hold banners reading 'For Sale - call' with the Elysee phone number below during a demonstration against the closure of their establishments in Lyon, central France. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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