Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • People sit on a bench while people parasail on the beach as a heatwave is sweeping across northern Europe in Nice, on the French Riviera. AFP / VALERY HACHE

  • Local firefighters spray water to cool down elephants of the Arene circus due to high temperatures in Gilleleje, Denmark. AFP/Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

  • People row in boats through floodwaters in Hanoi's suburban Chuong My district. Heavy rains have flooded the area over the past 10 days. AFP / Nhac NGUYEN

  • Mahto In The Woods jumps over a small creek on foot while his cousin Jayden Lookinghorse jumps over on his horse on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Green Grass, South Dakota, U.S. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

  • A supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party of Nelson Chamisa wears a cone as they block a street in Harare, Zimbabwe. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

  • Children are painted in red as part of the festivities in honour of Managua's patron saint Santo Domingo de Guzman in Managua, Nicaragua. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

  • People enjoy a hot summer day on pedalos on Lake Leman during a heat wave in Lausanne, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

  • A Puma cools off with an ice cube containing frozen meat juice at the Zoo of Vincennes in Paris France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • A migrant swims frantically towards a rescue ship off the coast of Libya. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)

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