Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A person watches northern lights (Aurora borealis) in Unstad, in the arctic circle in northern Norway. AFP / Olivier MORIN

  • United States' Sam Kendricks fails an attempt in the men's pole vault final at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • Miao ethnic people dressed as "Manghao" dance during a celebration of the Manghao Festival in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Liuzhou, Guangxi province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

  • Demonstrators shout slogans during a Women's Day rally in Istanbul. AFP / YASIN AKGUL

  • Rider Eric Mikkelson and skier Jason Dahl race to the finish line during the 70th annual Leadville Ski Joring weekend competition in Leadville, Colorado. AFP / Jason Connolly

  • A Syrian civil defence volunteer carries children as he helps them try to flee their homes in the town of Hamouria in Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta region. AFP / ABDULMONAM EASSA

  • Relatives of Palestinian farmer Mohamad Abu Jamea, mourn during his funeral in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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