Pictures of the day: December 12, 2016

We look at 13 pictur­es from events around the world


Multimedia Desk December 12, 2016
A Vietnamese bride is seen pushing the groom on a scooter during a photo shoot for their wedding in An Bang Beach outside Hoi An in Vietnam. PHOTO: REUTERS

Children leap into a tidal pool as temperatures soar at Camps Bay beach in Cape Town, South Africa. PHOTO: REUTERS Children leap into a tidal pool as temperatures soar at Camps Bay beach in Cape Town, South Africa. PHOTO: REUTERS

Thousands of pilgrims sleep at the Guadalupe Basilica during a procession in Mexico City to mark the birthday of the Guadalupe Virgin. Mexicans celebrate the appearance in 1531 of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego. PHOTO: AFP

An Iraqi girl, who fled her home in the Iraqi town Shwah west of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces' and Islamic State (IS) group's militants, carries bottles of water as she is being escorted, from their makeshift camp to safer areas by Shia fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces, on December 11, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Ukraine's Sergey Semenov competes during the Men's 4x7.5 km relay race of the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Pokljuka. PHOTO: AFP Ukraine's Sergey Semenov competes during the Men's 4x7.5 km relay race of the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Pokljuka. PHOTO: AFP

Shia fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces fire towards enemy position as they advance towards the Iraqi town Shwah west of Mosul. PHOTO: AFP Shia fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces fire towards enemy position as they advance towards the Iraqi town Shwah west of Mosul. PHOTO: AFP

A man holds his child next to Turkish national flag during a demonstration on December 11, 2016 a day after twin bombings near the home stadium of Besiktas football club. PHOTO: AFP A man holds his child next to Turkish national flag during a demonstration on December 11, 2016 a day after twin bombings near the home stadium of Besiktas football club. PHOTO: AFP

Egyptians shout slogans as they gather outside the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo's Abbasiya neighbourhood after it was targeted by a bomb explosion. PHOTO: AFP Egyptians shout slogans as they gather outside the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo's Abbasiya neighbourhood after it was targeted by a bomb explosion. PHOTO: AFP

Passengers cross the River Thames in cable cars with the moon seen behind at Greenwich Peninsula in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS Passengers cross the River Thames in cable cars with the moon seen behind at Greenwich Peninsula in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

A motorcyclist and his dog drive past the scene of Saturday's blasts in Istanbul, Turkey. PHOTO: REUTERS A motorcyclist and his dog drive past the scene of Saturday's blasts in Istanbul, Turkey. PHOTO: REUTERS

Policemen look through a hole in a house from the clashes in Qaraqosh, near Mosul, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS Policemen look through a hole in a house from the clashes in Qaraqosh, near Mosul, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

Dogs compete in a sled and skijoring race in the village of Kadnikovo outside Yekaterinburg, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS Dogs compete in a sled and skijoring race in the village of Kadnikovo outside Yekaterinburg, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS

French President Francois Hollande visits Lascaux 4, a new complete replica of the original prehistoric painted caves, in Lascaux, France. PHOTO: REUTERS French President Francois Hollande visits Lascaux 4, a new complete replica of the original prehistoric painted caves, in Lascaux, France. PHOTO: REUTERS

Animal rights activists from Igualdad hold up pictures of animals they say are mistreated, during a demonstration to protest treatment of animals and draw attention to International Animal Rights Day, which organisers say is celebrated alongside International Human Rights Day, in Madrid, Spain. PHOTO: REUTERS Animal rights activists from Igualdad hold up pictures of animals they say are mistreated, during a demonstration to protest treatment of animals and draw attention to International Animal Rights Day, which organisers say is celebrated alongside International Human Rights Day, in Madrid, Spain. PHOTO: REUTERS

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