Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Giraffes look on from their enclosure as a newly born giraffe calf with its mother is separated from others at the Alipore Zoological Garden, in Kolkata. AFP / Dibyangshu SARKAR

  • Planespotter Bernd Selbmann takes pictures during the "Spotterday" of the German armed forces Bundeswehr as an Airbus A400M of the German Air Force flies over the Fliegerhorst Wunstorf air base near Hanover. AFP/dpa/Julian Stratenschulte

  • Tsetse, the 6-year-old daughter of Dukha herder Erdenebat Chuluu, rides a reindeer in the forest near the village of Tsagaannuur, Khovsgol aimag, Mongolia. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

  • An Afghan man carries an ice block in the city of Ghazni. AFP/ZAKERIA HASHIMI

  • A dog tied by soldiers during the rescue operations in the ash-covered village of San Miguel Los Lotes, in Escuintla Department, following the eruption of the Fuego Volcano. AFP / Johan ORDONEZ

  • Yovan, 12, learns the trade of torero in the bullring of Garons, at the bullfighting school of the French Center of Bullfighting in Garons, southern France. AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT

  • Former Finnish Olympic gymnastics athlete in Rome (1960) and Tokyo (1964), Kauko Heikkinen, 80, gets ready to kitesurf in Storsand, western Finland. AFP / Olivier MORIN

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