Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A man has pepper spray washed from his face by police after being detained during a clearance operation after a demonstration against parallel trading in Sheung Shui in Hong Kong. AFP / ISAAC LAWRENCE

  • Anti-war activist protest in front of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS

  • Rubens Barbosa falls as he competes during the PBR Unleash the Beast Bull Riding competition at Madison Square Garden in New York City. AFP / Kena Betancur

  • Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

  • A sushi chef holds up the head of a bluefin tuna at a restaurant in Tsukji market area in Tokyo after it was sold at the first auction of 2020 at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market for 1.8 million US dollars. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Residents ride a motorbike on a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • The car of driver Dumas Romain and co-driver Winocq Alexandre, of France, burns during stage one of the Dakar Rally, between Jiddah and Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia. (Frank Fife/Pool Photo via AP)

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