Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A woman holds a child as others confront Greek riot police outside of a refugee camp in Diavata, a west suburb of Thessaloniki, where migrants gather. AFP / Sakis MITROLIDIS

  • Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli forces during clashes following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian lands by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. AFP / Jaafar ASHTIYEH

  • A partial view of Mereo pyramids which hold burial chambers for Kushite kings and queens whose rule spanned nearly five centuries from 592 B.C. to 350 A.D., near the banks of the Nile river in an area known as Nubia in northeastern Sudan. AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY

  • A man lights a candle outside Minsk at the Kuropaty unofficial activist erected wooden crosses memorial known as a site where the Soviet secret police shot and buried thousands victims of the Soviet-era political repressions in the 1930s and 40s. AFP / Sergei GAPON

  • People take part in celebrations of Maslenitsa, also known as Pancake Week, which is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter, in a street of a Siberian settlement founded as a logging camp and part of the Soviet Union's Gulag prison labour system, Tugach, southeast of Krasnoyarsk. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

  • A couple rides a boat underneath cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

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