Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • Smoke billows after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City targeted the Ansar compound, linked to the Hamas movement, in the Gaza Strip. AFP / MAHMUD HAMS

  • Members of a Palestinian family atop a carriage pulled by a donkey in Beit Lahya in the northern Gaza Strip, flee Israeli air and artillery strikes to a safer location. AFP / Mohammed ABED

  • Israeli border guards detain a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem during clashes between Israeli far-right extremists and Palestinians. AFP / Ahmad GHARABLI

  • Palestinians inspect their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli airstrikes in town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

  • The Israeli Iron Dome missile defence system (L) intercepts rockets (R) fired by the Hamas movement towards southern Israel from Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip as seen in the sky above the Gaza Strip overnight. AFP / ANAS BABA

  • Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain at 3,776 meters (12,388 feet), seen from the window of a passenger aircraft en route to Kagoshima. AFP / Charly TRIBALLEAU

  • A veterinarian team checks the dead bodies of wild elephants, suspected to have been killed by lightning, on a hillside in Nagaon district of Assam state. AFP / Biju BORO

  • A couple dance by the Golden Horn leading to the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe and Asia, in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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