Pictures of the day: September 8, 2016

We look at 13 pictur­es from events around the world


Multimedia Desk September 08, 2016
The Empire State Building is lit in colors of the FC Barcelona football club as seen from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York in honor of FC Barcelona's 10-year global partnership with UNICEF. PHOTO: AFP

A girl dressed as the Virgin Mary poses for a photo during the Lantern Festival celebrating the eve of the nativity of the Virgin Mary in Ahuchapan, El Salvador. PHOTO: REUTERS

Workers of the Ministry of Public Health and Population fumigate in the street against mosquito breeding to prevent diseases such as malaria, dengue and Zika, during a fumigation campaign in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. PHOTO: REUTERS

Recording artist Usher sings along with fans after unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California US. PHOTO: REUTERS

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook discusses the iPhone 7 during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (top) shout slogans in the streets while opposition supporters (below) take part in a rally to demand a referendum to remove Maduro in Los Teques near Caracas, Venezuela. PHOTO: REUTERS

Athletes from Brazil take part in the opening ceremony for the Rio Paralympics 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Tents are set on the beach at the Souda municipality-run camp for refugees and migrants, on the island of Chios, Greece. PHOTO: REUTERS

British artist Anthony Gormley's life-size sculpture, Object 1999, is displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London. PHOTO: REUTERS

Cucurucha is pictured at the Famproa dogs shelter in Los Teques, Venezuela. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistan's Shoaib Malik carries his teammate Pakistan's Babar Azam off the pitch, after Azam sustained an injury during the T20 international cricket match between England and Pakistan at The Emirates Old Trafford, in Manchester, north-west England. PHOTO: AFP

The city of Albuquerque and the desert of New Mexico seen from the air. PHOTO: AFP

The butterfly that interrupted the match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Kei Nishikori of Japansits sits on the net during their 2016 US Open men's singles quarterfinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. PHOTO: AFP

A gun enthusiast fires his Kimber 1911 pistol at the LAX Firing Range in Inglewood, California. PHOTO: AFP

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