Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Alaa Salah, a Sudanese woman propelled to internet fame earlier this week after clips went viral of her leading powerful protest chants against President Omar al-Bashir, marches during a demonstration in Khartoum. AFP Photo

  • A Libyan fighter loyal to the Government of National Accord fires a machine gun during clashes with forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar south of the capital Tripoli's suburb of Ain Zara. AFP / Mahmud TURKIA

  • Relatives mourn by the coffin of an Arab fighter in the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, who was killed the previous week in the eastern Deir Ezzor province, during his funeral in northeastern Syrian Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli. AFP / Delil SOULEIMAN

  • An elderly Algerian woman talks to a member of the security forces cordoning-off a protest area during an anti-system demonstration in the capital Algiers. AFP / RYAD KRAMDI

  • Beekeepers collect honeycombs at an apiary in Navajas, Matanzas province, Cuba. AFP / YAMIL LAGE

  • Giraffes are seen in their enclosure at the Vincennes zoological gardens in Paris. AFP / Philippe LOPEZ

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