Pictures of the day: May 31, 2016

We look at 13 images from events around the world


Multimedia Desk May 31, 2016
Displaced Iraqis who fled fighting between government forces and the Islamic State (IS) group in Anbar province line up to collect donated food at the Alexanzan camp in the Dora neighbourhood on the southern outskirts of Baghdad on May 31, 2106. Only a few hundred families have managed to slip out of Anbar's Fallujah area ahead of the assault on the city, with an estimated 50,000 civilians still trapped inside, sparking fears the militants could try to use them as human shields. PHOTO: AFP

People walk past the illuminated American flag at the US Army recruiting station in Times Square on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 in New York. PHOTO: AFP

Flowers lay around a bronze statue of a gorilla and her baby outside the Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla World exhibit, two days after a boy tumbled into its moat and officials were forced to kill Harambe, a Western lowland gorilla, in Cincinnati, Ohio, US May 30, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

A fruit vendor sells mangoes at a market in Islamabad. PHOTO: ONLINE

An internally displaced Afghan child rests in a hanging cot inside a shelter at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan May 31, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

A worker stands on a scaffold in front of a giant poster for World No Tobacco Day in Beijing on May 31, 2016. May 31 is observed as World No Tobacco Day, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) using "Get Ready For Plain Packaging" as the slogan of this year's day. PHOTO: AFP

In this photograph taken late May 30, 2016, an Afghan street vendor prepares watermelons for customers at his roadside stall in Jalalabad. PHOTO: AFP

In this photograph taken on May 30, 2016, an Afghan student reads a book in the courtyard of Hazrat-e-Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque, in Mazar-i-Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

A picture taken on May 31, 2016 shows the covered court as rain interrupts play at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris. PHOTO: AFP

A monkey is seen drinking a glass of soft drink left behind by visitors at Margalla Hills. PHOTO: ONLINE

This picture taken on May 29, 2016 shows mount Sinabung volcano spewing hot volcanic ash into the air in Karo. The eruption earlier this month left seven dead and others fighting life-threatening burns. PHOTO: AFP

Dark clouds hang in the sky over a street near Eggenthal, southern Germany. PHOTO: AFP

Young school children in China wear masks with illustrations representing World No Tobacco Day. PHOTO: AFP

An Afghan farmer carries a bundle of wheat on his shoulders during harvesting on the outskirts of Herat province. PHOTO: AFP

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