Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Snow covers the village of Ehmej in the Lebanese mountains north of Beirut. AFP / JOSEPH EID

  • Activists burn flares during a rally in Kiev to commemorate the "Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred", which refers to the people killed during the anti-government demonstrations in 2014. AFP / Genya SAVILOV

  • People try to save short-finned pilot whales beached in Bangkalan, Madura island as some 49 pilot whales have died after a mass stranding on the coast of Indonesia's main island of Java that sparked a major rescue operation. AFP / Juni Kriswanto

  • The sun sets behind Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain at 3,776 meters (12,388 feet), from Urayasu, Chiba prefecture. AFP / Charly TRIBALLEAU

  • Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, rides a young mare called Raissa Betty, whom he trains to compete with in the future, out of the Lambafar stable, in Niaga, Rufisque department, Senegal. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

  • A goat is pictured at a farm in the villagee of Alexandrovskoye in Stavropol region, Russia. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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