Pictures of the day: August 31, 2016

We look at 13 pictur­es from events around the world

Multimedia Desk August 31, 2016
An Israeli cyclist plays against foreign visitors in a giant Tetris tournament illuminating the windows of the facade of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality building. PHOTO: AFP

Serena Williams of the US (L) and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia play during their 2016 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. PHOTO: AFP

A Catholic priest blesses the statue of late Mexican singer Juan Gabriel during a mass in his honor in Plaza Garibaldi, in Mexico City, Mexico. PHOTO: REUTERS

A person dressed as in movie costume walks near Saint Rose's Church during celebrations of the anniversary of Santa Rosa de Lima (Saint Rose of Lima), patroness of Latin America and the Philippines, in Lima, Peru. PHOTO: REUTERS

A worker fogs the common areas of a public housing estate at an area where locally transmitted Zika cases were discovered in Singapore. PHOTO: REUTERS

A firefighter holds a statue of Jesus prior to the funeral for victims of the earthquake that leveled the town in Amatrice, central Italy. PHOTO: REUTERS

Honour guards march during a welcoming ceremony attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on stage during a campaign rally in Everett, Washington, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

Sun setting down over the Place de la Concorde obelisk, the Grand Palais and the big wheel in Paris. PHOTO: AFP

People watch a demolition derby during the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock, Virginia. PHOTO: AFP

The dome of St Paul's Cathedral is lit up with a fiery projection during a rehearsal of artist Martin Firrell's "Fires of London: Fires Ancient" ahead of the London's Burning festival commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London in London. PHOTO: AFP

Two orphaned orangutan babies in a tree whilst attending "jungle school" at the International Animal Rescue centre outside the city of Ketapang in West Kalimantan. PHOTO: AFP

A cleaner sweeps the steps prior to the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. PHOTO: REUTERS

59th National Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. PHOTO: AFP


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