Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A Romanian Christian-Orthodox priest splashes Holy Water on people riding a cart and on the horses during the Epiphany celebration in Facaeni village, next to "Borcea" Danube branch. AFP / Daniel MIHAILESCU

  • Greek Orthodox faithful Vasili Kurkcu, 44, kisses a wooden crucifix after retrieving it in the Golden Horn during the Epiphany ceremony in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

  • Palestinian farmers protest after Israeli security forces uprooted olive trees reportedly located within the area C (where Israel retains control, including over planning and construction) in the West Bank village of Deir Ballut. AFP / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

  • Men jump into a lake to catch a wooden cross during Epiphany Day celebrations in Sofia, Bulgaria. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

  • Giraffes stand next to each other inside the Nairobi National Park, Kenya. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

  • Keiichi Sato of Japan soars through the air during a trial jump at the fourth stage of the 69th four hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Two surfers walk toward the ocean through a dense fog in Huntington Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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