Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Birds trainer Valerie Recher trains a stork in Frouzins near Toulouse, France. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

  • A visitor looks at the 'Leaning Horizontal II' by artist Sirous Namazi during the press preview of the Athens Biennial 2018. AFP / Louisa GOULIAMAKI

  • A Nihang or Sikh warrior uses a hammer to break bricks on the head of another Sikh as they perform Gatkha, a traditional form of martial arts, during a religious procession to mark the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Ram Das in Amritsar, REUTERS/Munish Sharma

  • A mourner takes a selfie with members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, self-described queer drag nuns, before a memorial service for Matthew Shepard, whose 1998 kidnap and murder cast widespread attention on hate crimes against gay people, for the interment of his ashes at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

  • Switzerland's skipper Alan Roura poses on his Imoca monohull 'La Fabrique' in Saint-Malo, western France a few days before the start of the Route du Rhum solo sailing race from Saint-Malo to Pointe-a-Pitre, in the French west indies. AFP / DAMIEN MEYER

  • Palestinian paramedics carry away on a stretcher a protester who was injured during clashes following a demonstration near the border with Israel east of Gaza City. AFP / MAHMUD HAMS

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