Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus enjoy blooming cherry blossoms from paddle boats in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Indians dance during Holi festival celebrations in Gauhati, India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • A couple are silhouetted against the rising full moon as they gather in a park in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Pope Francis holds a woven palm branch as he arrives to celebrate Palm Sunday mass, which marks the first day of Holy Week, at St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VATICAN MEDIA

  • A family of immigrants who arrived illegally across the Rio Grande river from Mexico stand in line at a processing checkpoint before being detained at a holding facility by border patrol agents in the border city of Roma. AFP / Ed JONES

  • A man wearing a protective face mask reacts as colour powder is thrown towards him during Holi celebrations, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

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