Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Smoke rises during eruptions of the Mount Etna, Europe's biggest active volcano, near Catania, on the island of Sicily. (AFP / CONTROLUCE)

  • A handout picture made available by the NGO "Animals Lebanon" shows Siberian tiger cubs inside a crate at Beirut's airport after they were rescued, as they were on their way to a zoo in neighbouring war-ravaged Syria. (AFP PHOTO / HO / ANIMALS LEBANON)

  • Woman carry items on their heads on the last day of the newspaper cartoon and comic books festival Coco Bulles in Grand-Bassam. (AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO)

  • Protestors take part in a demonstration against racism and European asylum policy in Vienna, Austria. (REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger)

  • Skiers ride the lift prior to the start of the men's giant slalom alpine skiing race in the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals at Aspen Mountain. (Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports)

  • Fireworks from the Philippines' Platinum Fireworks company light up the evening sky at the conclusion of the 8th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition by the Manila Bay at the Mall of Asia in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

  • People hold flares during a demonstration by Greek anti-fascist groups against the war in Syria and the European Union's stance on refugees in Athens. (AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI)

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