Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Palestinian protesters flee from teargas canisters during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City. AFP / MAHMUD HAMS

  • Russian Su-25 assault aircrafts release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over the Kremlin during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow. AFP / Yuri KADOBNOV

  • A bear cub called Luigi stands in the Arcturos sanctuary at Nymfaio on the slopes of Mount Vitsi, some 600 kilometres northwest of Athens. AFP / Aris MESSINIS

  • A Military Police officer patrols during an operation at "Cidade de Deus" (City of God) favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AFP / MAURO PIMENTEL

  • Star Wars fans dressed in costume engage in a mock fight before boarding a boat for a trip to Skellig Island during the inaugural 'May The 4th Be With You' festival in the County Kerry village of Portmagee, Ireland. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

  • A plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilaueaa Volcano after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

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