Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A Long March-4C rocket lifts off from the southwestern Xichang launch centre carrying the Queqiao satellite in Xichang, China's southwestern Sichuan province. AFP

  • British jockey James Reveley celebrates on his horse "On The Go" after winning the 140th edition of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at the Hippodrome d'Auteuil in Paris. AFP / Lionel BONAVENTURE

  • Sea Bubbles start-up founders Alain Thebault (L) and Anders Bringdal (R) stand on board a Sea Bubble electric maritime "flying taxi" during a demonstration on the river Seine in Paris, in front of the Eiffel Tower. AFP / Lionel BONAVENTURE

  • Participants in the Moscow bicycle parade ride on a street in central Moscow. AFP / Mladen ANTONOV

  • Participants with traditional Japanese tattoos (Irezumi), related to the Yakuza, walk through the Asakusa district during the annual Sanja Matsuri festival in Tokyo. AFP / Behrouz MEHRI

  • Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

  • Pro-Palestinian protesters participate in a demonstration organized by Al Adl wal Ihsane, a Moroccan Islamist association, in solidarity with the Palestinian people, in Casablanca, Morocco. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

  • A visitor walks past the National Chrysanthemum Society display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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