Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Policemen protect themselves from flames in downtown Athens during clashes following a rally commemorating the 1973 students uprising against the US-backed military junta. AFP / ARIS MESSINIS

  • Performers and musicians parade through the streets of Todmorden, bearing giant lantern puppets and hundreds of paper lanterns for the Lamplighter Festival, northern England. AFP / OLI SCARFF

  • A couple light a candle at a memorial to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution in Prague. AFP / Michal Cizek

  • People attend the funeral prayers of Yawar Ahmad, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed in a gun battle with Indian security forces, at Batnoor village in south Kashmir's Pulwama district. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

  • A cosplayer costumed as Pennywise the clown from the horror movie "It" poses during the Vienna Comic Con, Austria. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

  • A transvestite strikes a pose during a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

  • Austria's Marcel Hirscher makes friends with a cub of reindeer he was awarded after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Levi, Finland. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

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