Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Russia's Angelina Melnikova competes in the uneven bars event of the artistic gymnastics women's team final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP)

  • The shadow of an aircraft of the Air Forest Protection Service flying over a burned forest in the republic of Sakha outside the village of Berdigestyakh, in the republic of Sakha, Siberia. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

  • Resident Jon Cappleman prepares to defend his home during the Dixie fire in Twain, California. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

  • Brazil's Italo Ferreira, Gold medalist, celebrates on the podium at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, in Chiba during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo by Olivier MORIN / AFP)

  • Taiwan's Kuo Hsing-chun reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 59kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo. (Photo by Chris GRAYTHEN / POOL / AFP)

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