Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Actors perform during a general rehearsal of 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk', an opera by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and directed by French actress and director Fanny Ardant, at the Greek National Opera in Athens. AFP / ARIS MESSINIS

  • Cuban police detain a gay rights activist taking part in an unauthorized march in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • Priests lie face down on the floor during an ordination ceremony presided over by Pope Francis, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo Via AP)

  • Machel Cedenio of Trinidad and Tobago (L) crosses the finish line next to Paul Dedewo (R) of the US during the men's 4x400 metres relay final at the IAAF World Relays athletics event at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI

  • Visitors look at an original Douglas C-54, so called "Rosinenbomber" used at the Berlin Airlift, during a celebration to mark the 70th anniversary of the airlift at former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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