Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish League football match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. AFP / Pau Barrena

  • A model presents a creation by young fashion designers from Pearl Academy during the last day of Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion week in New Delhi. AFP / SAJJAD HUSSAIN

  • Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  • A participant is seen during the St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

  • The shoes of a figure depicting Putin are photographed surrounded by soldier figurines, in front of the Russian Embassy as right wing activists attempt to block access for Russian citizens who live in Ukraine to vote, in Kiev. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

  • Policemen guarding the Consulate of Russia in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv watch a dummy embodying Russia's president in a coffin, set up by Ukrainian activists during a picket outside the consulate. AFP / SERGEY BOBOK

  • A Turkish-backed Syrian Arab fighter stands on a fallen statue of "Kawa" the blacksmith, who was a central figure in a Kurdish legend about the new year celebration of Noruz, in Afrin. AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOUR

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