Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A man holds his handmade Tezutsu hanabi (handheld fireworks) dedicated to the Yoshida Shrine as a part of a Shinto ritual, on the eve of the Toyohashi Gion festival, in Toyohashi, central Japan. AFP / Yasuyoshi CHIBA

  • Colombia's Alejandro Arias competes Diving Men's 1m Springboard Final event in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games at the Coliseum of the Marymount School in Barranquilla, Colombia. AFP / Luis ROBAYO

  • Firefighters watch as an air tanker drops retardant while battling the Ferguson fire in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Yosemite National Park, California. AFP / NOAH BERGER

  • A long exposure picture shows stars and meteor trails above the mountains of Tien Shan, outside Almaty, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

  • People drink beer from fish bowls at a beer drinking competition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. REUTERS

  • People run as suspected militants offer a gun salute to Suhail Ahmad Dar, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed in a gunbattle with Indian security forces, during his funeral in Redwani, in south Kashmir's Kulgam district. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

  • An explosion is seen at Quneitra at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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