Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Meteors of the Orionid meteor shower streak as they cross through the milkyway in the mountainous area of Tannourine in northern Lebanon. (Photo by Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)

  • A woman holds an image of the Guadalupe Virgin (C) while another one takes a snapshot with her mobile phone during a march of ProVida association against the legalization of the abortion, on their way to Paseo Reforma, in Mexico City. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP)

  • Oil floats in the water of the Talbert Marshlands as a 3,000-barrel oil spill, about 126,000 gallons, from an offshore oil rig reaches the shore and sensitive wildlife habitats in Newport Beach, California. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP)

  • A Hazara ethnic girl walks past the cliffs pockmarked by caves where people still live as they did centuries ago in Bamiyan. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP)

  • A boy wears a float as he swims in floodwaters in a neighbourhood in Ayutthaya after tropical storm Dianmu caused flooding in 31 provinces across the country. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

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