Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Lava flows down Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, as seen from Sleman in Yogyakarta. AFP / Agung Supriyanto

  • Sacrificial animals are sold ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha at a ground in Chennai. AFP / Arun SANKAR

  • An Egyptian man prepares to load his sheep in a tuk-tuk at a farm near the Nile river delta at the town of Qanater al-Khayreya north of the capital Cairo. AFP / Khaled DESOUKI

  • Demonstrators take part in a protest in support of the Cuban government outside the Cuban Embassy, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto

  • A lone boat sits perched on a mound near Hensley Lake as soaring temperatures and drought continue to affect livestock and water supplies in Madera, California, U.S. REUTERS/David Swanson

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