Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Mount Merapi, Indonesia?s most active volcano, spews ash and lava as seen from Sleman in Yogyakarta. (Photo by Daffa Ramya Kanzuddin / AFP)

  • A little girl looks at an artpiece, a heart made with recycled aluminium cans by Italian-Belgian artist Alfredo Longo displayed in a public park to raise awareness about climate change in Bordeaux, south-western France. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)

  • A freediver cuts the spines off a caught lionfish (Pterois miles), typically native to Indo-Pacific waters and currently invading the eastern Mediteranean sea, near the surface underwater off the shore of Lebanon's northern coastal city of Qalamun. (Photo by Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)

  • A child uses a surfboard in floodwaters following heavy rain at a residential area of Ajun on the outskirts of Banda Aceh. (Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP)

  • The outside of a burnt house following a wildfire in the village of Kastri on Evia (Euboea) island. (Photo by ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP)

  • Hugo Flores poses with pupies of his dog Nonna at the "Siberianos de Fuego" complex, where tourists can ride on sleighs in "de las Cotorras" valley, near Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. (Photo by ALEXIS DELELISI / AFP)

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