Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • China's Li Hao (L) competes with Ukraine's Artem Manko during the men's sabre individual category A gold medal wheelchair fencing bout at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

  • Mexico's Fabiola Ramirez spits out some water during a heat in the women's 100m backstroke (S2) swimming event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

  • Friends and family members attend the funeral of two earthquake victims in Marceline, Haiti. (Photo by Richard Pierrin / AFP)

  • Three torchbearers light up the Paralympic cauldron during the opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

  • Afghan migrants hide from security forces after crossing illegally into Turkey from Iran, near Tatvan in Bitlis province, Turkey. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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