Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Women wearing veils look at the Great Pyramids of Giza as they stand from across the Giza plateau, on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo. AFP/KHALED DESOUKI

  • A view of destroyed buildings along the seaside promenade of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi near the Benghazi courthouse where demonstrations first broke in February 2011 protesting against the rule of late leader Moamar Kadhafi. AFP/Abdullah DOMA

  • UCI Professional Continental team Cofidis' Loic Chetout asks for water during the third stage of the cycling Tour of Oman between the German University of Technology and Wadi Dayqah Dam in the Quriyat. AFP / Philippe LOPEZ

  • South African new President Cyril Ramaphosa supporters sing and dance his praise after the election by the Members of Parliament of the new South African President outside the South African general assembly in Cape Town. AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

  • Belarus' Alla Tsuper competes in the women's aerials qualification event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang. AFP / Martin BUREAU

  • Folk artists perform a fire dragon dance under a shower of sparks from molten iron, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shangqiu, Henan province, China. REUTERS

  • Russian skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov perform in the pairs free skate figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A member of Team Arnicare, climbs an Ice Cascade during a night-time training session under a stary night near La Lecherette in the Hongrin region, in canton Vaud, Switzerland. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP)

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