Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Residents look at a dead whale shark at the Navotas Fish Port in Manila. AFP / Noel CELIS

  • An animated marionette, a so-called Giant, of French street theatre company Royal de Luxe parades through the streets in the European Capital of Culture 2018, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. AFP / ANP / Bas CZERWINSKI

  • An Ebola patient is lifted up by two medical workers after being admitted into a Biosecure Emergency care Unite(CUBE) in Beni. AFP / John WESSELS

  • Students march during a ceremony marking Independence Day at Naman Teran village, in Karo, North Sumatra province as Sinabung volcano spews smoke in the background. AFP / IVAN DAMANIK

  • Dame N'Doye of FC Copenhagen, gives the camera a kiss as he celebrates bringing the score to 2-1 against CSKA Sofia, during their Europa League soccer match in Telia Park Copenhagen. Anders Kjaerbye/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

  • Muslim pilgrims leave Grand Mosque, after offering Friday prayers ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

  • People drive their cars past destroyed buildings in the city of Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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