Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Sheep climb the hillside as flames from a moor fire are seen on Marsden moor, near Huddersfield in northern England. AFP / Oli SCARFF

  • A Chernobyl plant employee lights candles and lays flowers at the monument to Chernobyl victims in Slavutych, the city where the power station's personnel lived, some 50 kilometres from the accident site during a memorial ceremony. AFP / Sergei SUPINSKY

  • Palestinians chant slogans as they burn tires during a rally in support of demonstrators in Jerusalem in Gaza City. AFP / MAHMUD HAMS

  • Firefighters work to extinguish a wild gorse fire in the Connemara region of County Galway near Inverin, Ireland. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

  • A woman carries a cat in her backpack during a chilly spring day in downtown Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

  • A visitor is framed by the large-scale bronze statue of the Capitoline Wolf, a she-wolf milking the twin-founders of Rome, at the Rome's Capitoline Museum. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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