Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

  • Revellers and their dogs are pictured celebrating during the "Bloco da Lama", a mud carnival, in Paraty, Brazil. AFP / MAURO PIMENTEL

  • Revellers celebrate during the "Bloco da Lama", a mud carnival, in Paraty, Brazil. AFP / MAURO PIMENTEL

  • A man offers a banana to a wounded female elephant who was hit by a train near Habaipur railway station in Hojai district in the northeastern state of Assam, India. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

  • France's Pauline Parmentier in action during her singles match against Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck in Vendespace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

  • A group of participants called ''Txatxus'' take part in the ancient rural carnival in the small Pyrenees village of Lantz, northern Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

  • A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) dressed as Hanuman the monkey god, poses ahead for a picture ahead of the forthcoming Hindu festival of 'Maha Shivaratri' at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu. AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMA

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