Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Hindu devotees participate in a traditional activity known locally as "Perang Api" or fire war one day ahead of Nyepi in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. AFP / MOH EL SASAKY

  • A camel owner separates camels during a traditional camel fight at an annual festival in Rajin Shah in Layyah District. AFP / SS MIRZA

  • Women and children who fled the Islamic State group's last holdout of Baghouz, in Syria's northern Deir Ezzor province, ride in the back of a truck in an area controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Foces. AFP / Bulent KILIC

  • A man sells fruiits and vegetables at the Ferhat Boussaad open market in Algiers. AFP / RYAD KRAMDI

  • A Balinese man holds a burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the holy day of Nyepi, which is a day of silence for self-reflection to celebrate the Balinese Hindu New Year, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo

  • The winners of the best dressed contest celebrate at the Athens Mardi Gras Masquerade in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

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