Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A herd of elephants form a protective circle against a perceived threat, just after one was shot with a tranquilizer dart during an operation to attach GPS tracking collars in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

  • Beyonce performs Saturday during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. AFP / Kyle Grillot

  • People wave Catalan pro-independence 'estelada' flags during a demonstration to support Catalan pro-independence jailed leaders and politicians in Barcelona. AFP / Josep LAGO

  • Spectators sit on the stands during a light show of the closing ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. AFP / YE AUNG THU

  • Protesters walk past the wreck of a car within clashes with anti-riot officers of the Gendarmerie Mobile security forces, during an ongoing operation to clear the ZAD decade-old anti-airport camp in Notre-Dame-des-Landes. AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU

  • A Palestinian girl walks near tents erected in protest near the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip. AFP / SAID KHATIB

  • A participant has the words "not in my name" painted on face during a protest against two recently reported rape cases as protestors gather near the Parliament in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Oinam Anand)

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