Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A helicopter and crew releases water to extinguish a section of the LNU Lightning Complex Fire near Middletown, California, U.S. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

  • A member of an all-female group of canine rescuers from the Italian School of Rescue Dogs attends a training session with her dog before patrolling the beach to ensure swimmers can enjoy their time at the sea in safety, in Riva dei Tarquini, near Rome. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

  • Relatives mourn the death of a victim who died after a five-storey apartment building collapsed in Mahad. AFP / Punit PARANJPE

  • Large waves crash over the harbour wall and Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England. AFP / GLYN KIRK

  • Initiator of Sun-powered stratospheric SolarStratos plane project Raphael Domjan is seen landing after a successfully World record attempt by jumping with a parachute from a solar-powered plane in Payerne, western Switzerland. AFP/Fabrice COFFRINI

  • A boy searches for recycling materials along a sewage canal covered in garbage in a residential neighbourhood in New Delhi. AFP/Xavier GALIANA

  • Food items, cigarettes and candles sit for sale behind the burglar bars of a private residence, where a couple calculates their sales from their bed in the Santa Rosalia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

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