Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A horseman jumps over a bonfire in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares in the province of Avila in central Spain, during the opening of the traditional religious festival "Luminarias" in honour of San Antonio Abad, patron saint of animals. AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

  • First-placed for the auto category JCW X-RAID Mini Team Spain's driver Carlos Sainz competes during the stage 12 of the Dakar 2020 between Haradh and Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia. AFP / FRANCK FIFE

  • Honey-colored giant teddy bears are seen near French police during a demonstration against French government's pensions reform plans in Paris as France faces its 43rd consecutive day of strikes. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

  • A villager reacts as he lies under a bull as villagers rush to rescue him during a bull-taming festival, part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal, on the outskirts of Madurai town, Tamil Nadu state. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

  • Asian elephant Mara dusts herself inside the former city zoo now known as Ecopark in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)

  • Humane Society International Crisis Response Specialist, Kelly Donithan holds a baby Koala she just rescued on Kangaroo Island. AFP / PETER PARKS

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