Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Italy's Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte perform during their ice dance short dance at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow. AFP / Mladen ANTONOV

  • Waves break on the sea port in Gaza City during a storm. AFP / MOHAMMED ABED

  • A white lion cub about four months old is presented to the press in a cage at the Altiplano zoo in Tlaxcala, Mexico. The white lion, a rare genetic mutation, is critically endangered. AFP / EMMANUEL FLORES

  • Members of an indigenous group from the Amazon region carry a statue of Virgin Mary during a meeting at the Coliseo Regional Madre de Dios in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

  • Toilets are piled up at the abandoned Alps Ski Resort located near the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Goseong, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

  • Priest Sergei Ryzhov conducts a ceremony as a man takes a dip in the freezing waters of Lake Buzim during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations, with the air temperature at about minus 40 degrees Celsius near the village of Sukhobuzimskoye north of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

  • Children from Eritrea rest on board the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship as the vessel heads to the Italian port of Pozzallo, in Sicily. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

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