Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Gondolas are seen tied up in Venice Canal Grande, near Rialto bridge as exceptionally low tides have drained the lagoon city. AFP/Marco SABBADIN

  • A worker takes a break from loading onions at the wholesale vegetable market in Islamabad, Pakistan. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

  • A tourist kicks up her heels as she and a friend wait for the driver of a hot pink private taxi, a classic American Chevrolet convertible, before they take a driving tour of Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • Zoo keeper Oleg Kokarev hand feeds elks with a warm vitamin drink at the Royev Ruchey Zoo, with the air temperature at about minus 31 degrees Celsius in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

  • Bomb disposal experts from the explosive ordinance disposal police unit pose with a defused US-made bomb dropped during World War II a day after it was discovered on a harbor front construction site in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. AFP/Anthony WALLACE

  • South and North Korean skiers attend their joint training at the Masik Pass ski resort in North Korea. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)

  • A farmer brushes his teeth with a neem twig in his vegetable field in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

  • An Afghan refugee man makes a mud building at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Islamabad. AFP/AAMIR QURESHI

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