Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A helicopter hovering over as gendarmes launch tear gas canisters at protesters during a police operation to raze the decade-old anti-capitalist camp in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near the western French city of Nantes. AFP / Damien MEYER

  • A burqa clad Kashmiri woman student, right, throws stone at an Indian police vehicle during a protest against the killing of civilians in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

  • Rescuers are seen around the wreckage of an Algerian army plane which crashed near the Boufarik airbase from where the plane had taken off. AFP / Ryad KRAMDI

  • Elephants and people play with water during the celebration of Songkran Water Festival, to commemorate Thailand's New Year in Ayutthaya, Thailand. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

  • A newborn Asian elephant is pictured on the first day of a public appearance at the Planckendael Zoo in Mechelen, Belgium. REUTERS/Yves Herman

  • Australia's James Connor competes during the men's 1m springboard diving final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Optus Aquatic Centre in the Gold Coast. AFP / François-Xavier MARIT

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