Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • An anti-government protester lies on the ground at a make-shift roadblock with flaming tires during an anti-government protest in in the city of Nasiriyah in Iraq's southern Dhi Qar province. AFP Photo

  • Chinese panda mother Meng Meng (L) and one of her cubs, at their enclosure at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin. AFP / John MACDOUGALL

  • Worshippers take part in the traditional ceremony of Iemanja, the Goddess of the Sea of the Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda at the Rio Vermelho neighborhood, in Salvador, Bahia. AFP / RAFAEL MARTINS

  • Firefighters protect a property from bushfires burning near the town of Bumbalong south of Canberra. AFP / PETER PARKS

  • Participants dressed as Schleicher attend the traditional Schleicherlaufen run during Shrovetide (Fasnacht) in Telfs, Austria. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

  • A child sleeps while waiting for a Bernie Sanders rally to start at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, U.S.. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

  • Groundhog Club co-handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 134th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

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