Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Larisa Ladutko, 78, visits a grave of her son Alexander, killed in 1984 during the Soviet War in Afghanistan on the 30th anniversary of the Soviet troops withdrawal at Chizhovskoe cemetery, outside Minsk. AFP / Sergei GAPON

  • Civilians who fled from the embattled Baghouz area in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor sit in a truck during an operation by the US-backed SDF to expel hundreds of Islamic State group jihadists from the region. AFP / Fadel SENNA

  • Demonstrators overturn a car during a protest against the attack on a bus that killed 44 Central Reserve Police Force personnel in south Kashmir in Jammu. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

  • A Monarch butterfly rests on the forehead of a man, at the Amanalco de Becerra sanctuary, on the mountains near the extinct Nevado de Toluca volcano, in Mexico. (AP Photo /Marco Ugarte)

  • Pine trees are covered with snow in a forest near the village of Gorozhup, in Prizren municipality, southern Kosovo. AFP / Armend NIMANI

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