Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A woman migrant holds her baby, as she arrives at the port of Skala Sikamias, following a rescue operation by a Frontex patrol vessel, at the port of Skala Sikamias, on the island of Lesbos. AFP / ANGELOS TZORTZINIS

  • A photo by astronaut Nick Hague as he prepares to conclude his stay aboard the orbiting laboratory this week, saying "Today is my last Monday living on this orbiting laboratory and I’m soaking up my final views, the @Space_Station is truly an engineering marvel, #MondayMotivation." AFP/NASA/Nick HAGUE

  • A firefighter douses a man after he allegedly poured a liquid on himself and threatened to set himself alight, outside the European Commission in Brussels. AFP / Aris Oikonomou

  • Syrian Kurds demonstrate in front of the United Nations headquarters in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria over their exclusion from the UN-backed constitutional committee. AFP / Delil SOULEIMAN

  • A woman holds up a message as she gathers with others at West Kowloon Law Courts Building to show their support for the 96 anti-government protesters who were arrested days ago in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

  • China's Lyu Huihui competes in the Women's Javelin Throw final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

  • A camp staff feeds Ayeyar Sein, a four-month-old baby elephant who lost her parents to poachers, after her daily wound cleaning in Wingabaw Elephant Camp, Bago, Myanmar. REUTERS/Ann Wang

  • This photograph taken trough an aquarium shows the Ra Wai Beach on Phuket island. AFP / Mladen ANTONOV

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