Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A balloon shaped in the famous 'Christ the Redeemer' statue that overlooks the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro floats at sunrise as part of an advertisement campaign for an online betting company above the Australian city of Sydney. REUTERS/Steve Christo

  • Antonina Yermokhina, 86, does physical exercises during her daily training session on the embankment of the Yenisei River in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

  • Shelves remain standing amidst the rubble following an air strike the previous day on the northern rebel-held Syrian town of Atareb. AFP / Zein Al RIFAI

  • A grafiti by street artist TVBoy shows a scene of famous Italian movie "La Dolce Vita" with actors Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in Rome. AFP / Alberto PIZZOLI

  • An Iranian girl looks through a salvaged mirror from a damaged building in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that left hundreds killed and thousands homeless two days before. AFP / ATTA KENARE

  • Villagers looking at two dead sperm whales on a beach in Aceh Besar. AFP / Chaideer MAHYUDDIN

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