Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Indonesian schoolchildren walk together in Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra as thick volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung volcano rises into the air following another eruption. AFP/ANTO SEMBIRING

  • A Syrian man drives a motorbike along a destroyed street in Raqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State (IS) group. AFP/DELIL SOULEIMAN

  • Spanish bullfighter El Juli is hit by a bull during a bullfight at the La Santamaria bullring in Bogota, Colombia. AFP/Raul ARBOLEDA

  • France's Gabriella Papadakis and France's Guillaume Cizeron compete in the ice dance short dance of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung. AFP/ARIS MESSINIS

  • Qian Hao's imported Pekingese dog, Mixiu, runs in a park in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

  • Austin Dillon, center, celebrates on his car with crew members in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • A vendor salvaging her mannequin wearing a skirt cries as she runs away from her stall burning during a massive fire at the biggest clothing market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

  • Chase Elliott (9), Kasey Kahne (95) and Danica Patrick (7) crash during the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Troxell)

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