Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • An aerial view shows flooded trees near the Sieg river in Mondorf, western Germany, after the nearby Rhine river burst its banks after snow melting and persistent precipitation. AFP / Ina FASSBENDER

  • People take part in a noise campaign on the street after calls for protest went out on social media in Yangon as Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was formally charged on Wednesday two days after she was detained in a military coup. AFP / STR

  • French skipper Clarisse Cremer burns a flare as she celebrates aboard her Imoca 60 monohull "Banque Populaire X" after crossing the line of the Vendee Globe round-the-world solo sailing race off the coast of Les Sables-d'Olonne, western France. AFP / LOIC VENANCE

  • Army supporters carry a banner showing a portrait of military chief General Min Aung Hlaing during a rally Naypyidaw following a military coup that detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. AFP / STR

  • Sri Lankan military personnel with the army cultural troupe march wearing traditional dresses and holding national flags during the Sri Lanka's 73rd Independence Day celebrations in Colombo. AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI

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