Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Iraqi children climb in the back of a three-wheeled motorcycle driven by a man dressed as Santa Claus distributing gifts in a run-down neighbourhood in the central shrine city of Najaf. AFP / Haidar HAMDANI

  • Sreet performer Thomas Liberto from Bel Air, Maryland, who goes by the social media name "Mr. Christmas Tree" sits by Christmas decorations around midtown New York. AFP/TIMOTHY A. CLARY

  • Police beat protesters with sticks during a demonstration against India's new citizenship law in Lucknow. AFP Photo

  • A woman confronts a member of the security forces during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

  • The abandoned boats lie on the dried lake bed of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province. REUTERS/Aly Song

  • Children staying in the care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, pose in a park along a beach in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

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