Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Lukas Irmler balances on a 800 meter long highline 200 meters above Segnesboden with view Piz Segnas, left, and Piz Dolf. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

  • Explosive charges blow up the eastern pylons of Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa. AFP / Vincenzo PINTO

  • People bathe in the Trocadero Fountain near the Eiffel Tower in Paris during a heatwave. AFP / Zakaria ABDELKAFI

  • Visitors take shelter from the heat under "Umbrella Sky Project" installation by Portuguese artist Patricia Cunha in Aix-en-Provence. AFP / Boris HORVAT

  • A Palestinian protester prepares to throw a stone at Israeli forces during clashes following a rally against the occupation in the village of Azmut, in the north of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. AFP / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

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