Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A baby elephant playing with his half-brother named Raj at an enclosure at Hagenbecks Tierpark zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany. AFP / dpa / Daniel Bockwoldt

  • A visitor poses for a photograph inside a kaleidoscope installation, erected as part of Christmas festivities, at a shopping arcade in Hong Kong. AFP / Philip FONG

  • An aerial view of the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in Sydney. AFP PHOTO/ROLEX/STUDIO BORLENGHI

  • Afghan balloon vendors walks past the Ministry of Public Works a day after a deadly militant attack in Kabul. AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR

  • People inspect the damage at a tsunami-ravaged village in Sumur, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

  • Thousands of starlings fly in a 'murmuration' as they return to roost at dusk near Ely in Cambridgeshire, Britain. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

  • A person holds a picture of seven-year-old Jakelin Caal, who died in a Texas hospital two days after being taken into custody by US border patrol agents in a remote stretch of the New Mexico desert, during her funeral in the village of San Antonio Secortez. AFP / Johan ORDONEZ

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