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Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Yulia Boyarintseva, a master of snow boarding and snow kiting sports and a member of the "Skipper" yacht club, dressed as Santa Claus, windsurfs on the Yenisei River with the air temperature at about minus 17 degrees Celsius outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

  • Junshiro Kobayashi of Japan competes during the first round of the Ski Jumping Men's HS142 Large Hill competition of the FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic 2017 in Ruka, Kuusamo in northern Finland. AFP / Lehtikuva / Heikki Saukkomaa

  • Italy's Valentina Marchei (L) and Ondrej Hotarek perform at the gala exhibition during the ISU 2017 Shanghai Trophy in Shanghai. AFP Photo

  • A Buddhist monk walks in the courtyard surrounding the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist temple, in Yangon. AFP / Roberto SCHMIDT

  • Balinese Hindus take part in a ceremony, where they pray near Mount Agung in hope of preventing a volcanic eruption, in Muntig village of the Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. AFP/SONNY TUMBELAKA

  • People dressed in the historic uniforms of the French army take part in a re-enactment of the 1812 Battle of Berezina, to mark the 205th anniversary of the battle, near the village of Bryli, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

  • Iraqi fighters flash the victory gesture from an advancing armoured personnel carrier (APC) as the Iraqi forces advance through Anbar province, east of the city of Rawah in the western desert bordering Syria in a bid to flush out remaining Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the al-Jazeera region. AFP/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

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