Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • The full moon, known as the "Super Flower Moon" rises over the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

  • Residents displaced by the Mount Nyiragongo volcanic eruption wait to register to receive some aid distributed by a local politician and businessman in Goma. AFP / Guerchom Ndebo

  • Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian protestor outside the court in Jerusalem during a protest over Israel's planned evictions of Palestinian families from homes in the eastern sector's Silwan district. AFP / AHMAD GHARABLI

  • Indian army personnel wades through the flooded village roads carrying people to safety as Cyclone Yaas barrels towards India's eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal, in Ramnagar some 180 Kms from Kolkata. AFP / Dibyangshu SARKAR

  • The moon is pictured from Sanur beach near Denpasar on Indonesia resort island of Bali during a total lunar eclipse as stargazers across the Pacific are casting their eyes skyward to witness a rare "Super Blood Moon". AFP / SONNY TUMBELAKA

  • A dead seven-meter-long humpback whale is evacuated by a backhoe after washing up on Carnon beach near La Grande-Motte, southern France. AFP / Pascal GUYOT

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