Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Minstrel troupes march in the city centre of Cape Town during the annual Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year) Cape Town Minstrels Carnival. AFP / RODGER BOSCH

  • A baby caresses Pope Francis during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

  • Water flows over the over the Bridal Veil Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y., viewed from the Canadian side in Niagara Falls, Ont. (Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Alora Freeman, 8, watches as ice builds along a downtown water fountain in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • People view large waves and high winds associated with Storm Eleanor as they hit the lighthouse and seawall at Porthcawl in south Wales, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville

  • Children roll tires as they run along the Israeli barrier in the East Jerusalem refugee camp of Shuafat. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

  • A policeman walks across debris after a big explosion razed five homes and shattered windows of surrounding buildings in the northern province of Bac Ninh, Vietnam. AFP / HOANG DINH NAM

  • A wounded man is carried following an air strike on the rebel-held besieged town of Arbin, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. AFP / ABDULMONAM EASSA

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