Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Illegal firecrackers are being detonated in a controlled explosion in Weisskeissel, eastern Germany, close to the Polish border. AFP / dpa / Patrick Pleul

  • British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood poses with their award for Positive Change during the British Fashion Awards 2018 in London. AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

  • Firefighters work to extinguish a huge fire that engulfed a slum area in Manila. AFP / Noel CELIS

  • Australia's Wild Oats XI yacht (L) leads the pack at the start of the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge in Sydney Harbour. AFP / Saeed KHAN

  • High school students demonstrate on their knees in Paris, France, to protest against the different education reforms including the overhauls and stricter university entrance requirements. AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

  • A statue of the Virgin Mary wears a yellow vest in a street in Nantes, France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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