Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A mahout bathes his elephant in the polluted water of river Yamuna in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

  • A man skis in the Thuringian Forest near Oberhof, Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

  • A woman in costume strikes a pose during the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • A bulldozer crushes luxury vehicles at a ceremony at the customs yard in Manila after they were seized for being smuggled illegally. AFP / TED ALJIBE

  • A cat named 'James' wearing a collar and tie yawns by the window of the Ecuadorian Embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up for over five years. AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

  • A girl chases a camel in Alakas village, where holds anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) women group PERUR, bordering with Kenya, northeast Uganda. AFP / Yasuyoshi CHIBA

  • A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) SU-30 MKM fighter aircraft releases flares during an aerobatic flying display at the Singapore Airshow, Singapore. REUTERS/Kevin Lam

  • Syrians react near a badly injured person following regime strikes on the besieged rebel-held enclave of Kafr Batna near Damascus in which 35 civilians were killed. AFP / Amer ALMOHIBANY

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