Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A house is threatened by a huge blaze during a wildfire in Kineta, near Athens. AFP / VALERIE GACHE

  • A woman reacts as she tries to find her dog, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

  • Police officers chase away sheep after a protest durind the Tour de France from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

  • Migrants intercepted aboard eleven toy dinghies off the coast in the Strait of Gibraltar, rest after arriving on a rescue boat at the port of Tarifa, Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

  • Ines Boubakri (L) of Tunisia competing against Alice Volpi of Italy during the women's individual semi-final of the foil competition at the 2018 World Fencing Championships in Wuxi. AFP

  • A Buddhist monk bathes the shaved head of the rescued Thai boy and a member of "Wild Boars" football team together with their coach at the Phra That Doi Wao Buddhist temple in the Mae Sai district during the religious ordination ceremony. AFP / THAI NEWS PIX / Panumas Sanguanwong

  • A boy jumps from a diving tower on the shore of the lake Ammersee near the small Bavarian village of Utting, southern Germany, where temperatures reached around 30 degrees Celsius. AFP / Christof STACHE

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