Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • An Israeli soldier attempts to detain an injured Palestinian demosntartor as he's carried on a stretcher by Palestinian Civil Defence volunteers in the West Bank town of Birzeit, near Ramallah, during a protest. AFP / ABBAS MOMANI

  • Nepali rescue workers gather around the debris of an airplane that crashed near the international airport in Kathmandu. AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMA

  • Smoke billows following Syrian government bombardment on the rebel-held besieged town of Harasta, in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus. AFP Photo

  • Chuncks of ice come off from the Perito Moreno Glacier, at Los Glaciares National Park, near El Calafate in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz. AFP / Walter Diaz

  • Balloons are released as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi

  • Saudi men perform a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" (driving on two wheels) as a youth takes a selfie in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity

  • Sheep and goats graze near a building of Gaza airport that was destroyed by Israeli warplanes in the past, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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