Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A general view shows the sun setting over a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. AFP / Mohamad ABAZEED

  • Stacked stones are pictured during the European Stone Stacking Championships 2018 in Dunbar, Scotland. AFP / Andy Buchanan

  • Political artist Kaya Mar (R) arrives outside the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London carrying a painting depicting Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in a religious context. AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

  • Afghan residents weep for their relatives following a suicide bombing attack at the Isteqlal Hospital in Kabul. AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR

  • People with goods looted from a store push shopping trolleys along a street after protests over a reform to the pension plans of the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute in Managua. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

  • A man collects recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site on the occasion of Earth Day, in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

  • People place yellow roses on a memorial for jailed separatists, whom independence supporters consider to be political prisoners, as Catalans celebrate the day of their patron saint, Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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