Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A surfer rides a wave during the first surf session of 2018 at Praia do Norte in Nazare. AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

  • One of the last protestors is removed by members of security as he takes part in a New Year's Day pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong at the recently reopened Civic Square. AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE

  • Indonesian bus passengers watch as Mount Sinabung spews thick smoke in Karo, North Sumatra. AFP / IVAN DAMANIK

  • Members of a marching band take a break before performing during the New Year's Day parade in London, Britain. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

  • A seagull stands on a fountain in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi

  • A young Nepalese devotee collects water to offer a prayer at the banks of the Hanumante river during Madhav Narayan Festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

  • A devotee lights a cigaret to a figure of Santa Muerte or The Saint of Death during the first prayer of the New Year at Tepito neighborhood in Mexico City, Mexico. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

  • Activists of Ukrainian nationalist parties hold flares as they take part in a rally to mark the 109th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera, one of the founders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), in Kiev, Ukraine. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

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