Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A helicopter hovers as rescuers work at the site where the Morandi motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa. AFP / Valery HACHE

  • An alligator named Muja is seen in its enclosure in Belgrade's Zoo, Serbia. Muja is officially the oldest American alligator in the world living in captivity. He was brought to Belgrade from Germany in 1937, a year after the opening of the Zoo. Muja survived three bombings of Belgrade, the Second World War and all hardships the Zoo went through. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

  • A member of Nepalese police checks a pressure cooker suspected of being an improvised bomb during a bomb scare in Lalitpur, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

  • A family pays respects in front of jizo statues in Jizoji Buddhist Temple in Oganomachi, Saitama prefecture, for the souls of unborn children and those who died at a young age, during the Obon prayers period. AFP / Behrouz MEHRI

  • A woman sells Indian national flag memorabilia on the eve of Independence Day in Lucknow, India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Elementary school students look through a wire fence decorated with ribbons written with messages wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

  • People sit on the front porch in Benton, Pa., as floodwater fill the street and flows around the home. (Jimmy May/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP)

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