Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • People watch a performer during a pole dancing competition amid temperatures of minus 30 degrees Celsius in Mohe, in northeastern China's Henglongjiang province. AFP / STR

  • A man dressed as a Santa Claus waves to a child as he descends from the roof of the paediatric clinic in Ljubljana, Slovenia. AFP / Jure Makovec

  • People enjoy the sunset over the Pincio hill overlooking Saint Peter's dome, on the day of the winter solstice in Rome. AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTE

  • A man dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, wearing a face shield and kneeling behind a transparent barrier amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, gestures to a girl at a shopping mall with Christmas decorations in Kuala Lumpur. AFP / Mohd RASFAN

  • A newly-wedded couple couple poses for their photographer against the Rain Vortex at Changi Jewel in Singapore. AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN

  • Law enforcement officers and right-wing protesters clash outside the Oregon State Capitol during a special session of the state legislature in Salem, Ore. (Brian Hayes/Statesman-Journal via AP)

  • A couple have their wedding photos taken near the Forbidden City in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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