Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A captured Minke whale is lifted by a crane at a port in Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture. AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI

  • Some Egret birds take a flight as others rest on the top of mangrove trees during sunset at Kajhu beach, in Aceh province. AFP / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

  • Security forces and soldiers try to clear away ice after a heavy storm of rain and hail which affected some areas of the city in Guadalajara, Mexico. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza

  • A model presents a creation by Iris van Herpen during the Women's Fall-Winter 2019/2020 Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris. AFP / Thomas SAMSON

  • Police fire tear gas at protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong. AFP / Anthony WALLACE

  • A man baths in water gushing out of a broken drinking water pipeline at a slum area in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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