Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Smoke and fire billow after shelling on the Islamic State group's last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province. AFP / Delil souleiman

  • An Indonesian woman is whipped in public in Banda Aceh. AFP / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

  • A Hindu holy man offers prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

  • Alan Mikkelson races down Harrison Avenue during the 71st annual Leadville Ski Joring weekend competition under the snow in Leadville, Colorado. AFP / Jason Connolly

  • A carnival float depicts British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Brexit prior to the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

  • A performer from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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