Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly past Eiffel Tower during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, France. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

  • Children stand under a tree on the site of a future camp for Eritrean refugees, in a rural area near the village of Dabat, 70 kilometres northeast from the city of Gondar, Ethiopia. AFP / EDUARDO SOTERAS

  • A dwarf cow named Rani is pictured at a farm as owner hopes to break the record for smallest cow in the world, in Nabinagar, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

  • The 17th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 178 km between Muret and Saint-Lary-Soulan. AFP / Thomas SAMSON

  • A woman is arrested by a Kenyan police officer during a protest of medical students outside the Kenyatta National Hospital called by Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union in Nairobi. AFP / Patrick Meinhardt

  • People look at paper lanterns during the Mitama festival, celebrated since 1947 honouring the souls of the enshrined spirits and the fallen soldiers of Japan's past wars, at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. AFP / Behrouz MEHRI

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