Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • he pack rides through sunflower fields during the 18th stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Trie-sur-Baise and Pau, southwestern France. AFP / Jeff PACHOUD

  • A spectator in an inflatable costume wait for the riders during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 171 kilometers with start in Trie-sur-Baise and finish in Pau, France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

  • Former gang members attend a crafts and modeling class at the prison of San Francisco Gotera, 161 km east of San Salvador. AFP / Oscar Rivera

  • A burnt area following a wildfire in the village of Mati, near Athens. AFP / SAVVAS KARMANIOLAS

  • Burnt cars parked outside a football stadium following a wildfire at the village of Rafina, near Athens. AFP / ANGELOS TZORTZINIS

  • An officer on duty (R) attempts to knock down the flame as Ukrainian former serviceman Serhii Ulianov sets himself on fire while protesting against his dismissal from the Armed Forces in front of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry headquarters in Kiev. REUTERS/Inna Sokolovska

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