Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • The Popocatepetl Volcano spews ash and smoke as seen from Puebla, central Mexico. AFP / Carlos SANCHEZ

  • French street artist JR poses in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum near the glass pyramid designed by architect Leoh Ming Pei, in Paris as the Louvre celebrates the 30th anniversary of its glass pyramid. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • John Malkovich lifts a baby during the filming of "The new Pope" the sequel of Paolo Sorrentino "The young Pope", in Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

  • People wearing virtual reality (VR) headsets watch films at a newly opened VR cinema by Er Dong Pictures in Beijing, China. Lin Hui/Beijing Youth Daily via REUTERS

  • Qatari officials arrive at the inauguration ceremony of the National Museum of Qatar, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, in the Gulf emirate's capital Doha, ahead of its official opening. AFP PHOTO / HO /NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR

  • A hot air balloon flies over Putrajaya during the international hot air balloon festival in Putrajaya. AFP / Mohd Rasfan

  • A boy wades through flood water from cyclone Idai, in Beira, Mozambique. AFP / Yasuyoshi CHIBA

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