Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • An elderly Palestinian man raises a national flag as youths shout slogans during a protest along the border fence, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

  • Zookeeper Charli Ellis measures the shell of Polly, a Galapagos tortoise, during the annual stocktake at ZSL London Zoo in London, Britain. REUTERS/John Sibley

  • The sun rises over "La Perdrix" lighthouse in Loctudy, Brittany, France. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

  • A wild stag is seen lying on the lawn of a holiday rental home as holidaymakers look on in surprise in Villetta Barrea. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

  • A midwife toad is weighed during the annual weigh-in photocall at London Zoo. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

  • Trees burn during the French Fire in the Sequoia National Forest near Wofford Heights, California. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP)

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