Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Hawaii's pro surfer Kalani Chapman surfs Banzai Pipeline ahead of the Billabong Pipe Masters on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii. AFP / brian bielmann

  • Lyon's City hall is illuminated during the 20th edition of the Festival of Lights (Fete des Lumieres), in Lyon, central eastern France. AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK

  • A Central American migrant man carries a girl on his back, as they take cover from the rain, near a closed temporary shelter a few meters from the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico. AFP / Guillermo Arias

  • Police officers look on as a firework thrown by protesters explodes in front of them during a demonstration in Athens. AFP / Louisa GOULIAMAKI

  • Wild swans glide across the lake of the Yinghuahu Park during snowfall in Rongcheng in China's eastern Shandong province. AFP / STR

  • A winter swimmer swims in a frozen river at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China. REUTERS

  • A cat sleeps in a box in a mango shop in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

  • A participant dressed as character Harley Quinn from DC Comics prepares backstage to cosplay at the Comic Con Experience fair in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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