Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A paratrooper of the Venezuelan Army jumps out of an airplane during a military parade to celebrate the 210th anniversary of the Venezuelan Independence in Caracas. AFP / Federico PARRA

  • This general view taken from the village of Cangkringan in Sleman near the city of Yogyakarta shows a stream of lava released by Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano. AFP / AGUNG SUPRIYANTO

  • An applicant reacts prior to perform in front of the jury for her admission exam at the circus college in Moscow. AFP / Natalia KOLESNIKOVA

  • The Salton Sea is pictured, as California faces its worst drought since 1977, in Bombay Beach, California. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

  • Heidi Hall (L), 4 and her cousin Adelynn Jenkins, 3, swing together during the Light up the Lake Independence Day Celebration at the Mandeville Lakefront in Mandeville, Louisiana. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn

  • A seahorse rests on the seabed of the Aitoliko lagoon, Greece. Vassilis Mentogiannis/Handout via REUTERS

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