Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • People collect water from a sewage canal at the river Guaire in Caracas as a massive power outage continues affecting some areas of the country. AFP / JUAN BARRETO

  • Israeli policemen detain a Palestinian outside the Old City of Jerusalem after Israeli forces closed the entrance to al-Aqsa mosque compound. AFP / Ahmad GHARABLI

  • An Afghan street vendor waits for customers as he sells oranges on a rainy day on the roadside in Jalalabad. AFP / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA

  • Police officers detain a Tibetan during a protest held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, outside Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

  • Italy's Dominik Paris is airborne during an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill training, in Soldeu, Andorra. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

  • A man is silhouetted at dusk as he fishes on a dock at Shawnee Mission Park in Lenexa, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • A Reveller throws colored flour as she participates in a 'flour war' during the 'Ash Monday' celebrations in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece. AFP / ARIS MESSINIS

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