Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Cyprus' Viktoria Skittidi competes in the ribbon event of the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre on the Gold Coast. AFP / Anthony WALLACE

  • An Australian Mary River turtle, a native of Queensland, Australia. The turtle has the unusual ability to breathe through its butt and became the latest creature to join the "EDGE of Existence" list of endangered species. AFP PHOTO/ZSL/CHRIS VAN WYK

  • Shiite Muslim worshippers carry a symbolic casket as they gather at the Imam Musa al-Kadhim's mosque in the Iraqi capital’s northern district of Kadhimiya as they mark the anniversary of the Imam's death in the 8th century. AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

  • An injured protester is evacuated by fellow protesters while clashing with gendarmes during a police operation to raze the decade-old anti-capitalist camp known as ZAD in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near the western French city of Nantes. AFP / LOIC VENANCE

  • Vendors sit under umbrellas inside a wholesale flower market in Bengaluru, India. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

  • Patients cover their eyes as they wait before their cataract surgery on the Lifeline Express, a hospital built inside a seven-coach train, at a railway station in Jalore, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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