Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A Palestinian demonstrator stands amidst smoke from burn tires during a protest against the tension in Jerusalem and the Israeli-Gaza fighting, in the occupied West Bank, near the settlement of Beit El next to Ramallah. / AFP / ABBAS MOMANI

  • Israeli soldiers fire a 155mm self-propelled howitzer towards the Gaza Strip from their position along the border with the Palestinian enclave. AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND

  • The owner of the zoo Pierre Thivillon kisses a chimpanzee at the zoological park of Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, two days ahead of its reopening. AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK

  • Russia's Kliment Kolesnikov (L) reacts after breaking a world record in a semi-final of the the Men’s 50m Backstroke Swimming event during the LEN European Aquatics Championships at the Duna Arena in Budapest. AFP / Tobias SCHWARZ

  • Aquarist Jeremy Simmons is watched by Marcelo Noone-Taylor as he plants corals rescued from illegal trading, in a seven-metre-long reef tank ahead of ZSL London Zoo?s reopening of indoor exhibits in London. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

  • Rescuers carry Suzy Eshkuntana, 6, as they pull her from the rubble of a building at the site of Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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