Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Climbers cross the Khumbu icefall of Mount Everest (height 8848 metres), as seen from the Everest base camp, some 140 km northeast of Nepal's capital Kathmandu. AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMA

  • A resident douses water to a fire that engulfs a slum area in Manila. AFP / NOEL CELIS

  • Members of the Syrian pro-government forces inspect the damage of a street in the Hajar al-Aswad neighbourhood on the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus. AFP / LOUAI BESHARA

  • Emergency personnel, Honduran soldiers and police officers work at the site of an accident, after a plane went off the runway at Toncontin International airport and collapsed in Tegucigalpa. AFP / Orlando SIERRA

  • Afghan youths play on a swing at sunset on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif. AFP / FARSHAD USYAN

  • A boy looks at a six-metre tall luminescent puppet during a preview of Vivid Sydney, promoted as the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, in Sydney, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

  • A black-winged stilt walks as the RT-70 radio telescope is reflected in the Galgasskoye lake near the village of Molochnoye, Crimea. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov

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