Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-07 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

  • Pope Francis blowing a candle on a pizza during an audience with children assisted by "Dispensario Santa Marta", a Vatican pediatric clinic at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO/OSSERVATORE ROMANO

  • People dressed as Santa Claus row during a Christmas regatta in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

  • An activist dresses up as a soldier wearing a pig mask during a protest against a law that militarises crime fighting in the country in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

  • A supporter of religious and political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) wears a head band that reads in Urdu, 'I am here Al Quds' as she attends a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Karachi. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

  • A displaced Congolese family mourns the death of their loved one on in Beni. AFP / JOHN WESSELS

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