Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Turkish anti-riot police uses teargas on protesters during a demonstration in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike in front of the Bakerkoy prison in Istanbul. AFP / Yasin AKGUL

  • A member of the Syrian Civil Defence (White Helmets) carries a cat amidst rubble from a building damaged during shelling in the town of Hbeit in the southern countryside of the rebel-held Idlib province. AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOUR

  • Algerian protesters wave a national flag as they take part in a demonstration in the capital Algiers. AFP / RYAD KRAMDI

  • Israeli security forces take position during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian lands by Israel, in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. AFP / Jaafar ASHTIYEH

  • Teams compete in the 29th annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, near Sir Bu Nuayr Island, UAE. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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