Pictures of the day: February 9, 2017

We look at 13 pictures from events around the world


Multimedia Desk February 09, 2017
A woman plays with her daughter in an anemones field near Kibbutz Alumim in southern Israel. PHOTO: REUTERS

Men carrying a shrine jump over a bon fire, which means a wish for good luck during a traditional Chinese lunar New Year celebration in Jieyang, Guangdong province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS Men carrying a shrine jump over a bon fire, which means a wish for good luck during a traditional Chinese lunar New Year celebration in Jieyang, Guangdong province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

The 16th-century Santa Maria di Loreto church is reflected in a puddle in Rome's central Piazza Venezia Square. PHOTO: AFP The 16th-century Santa Maria di Loreto church is reflected in a puddle in Rome's central Piazza Venezia Square. PHOTO: AFP

A hot air balloon in the likeness of Star Wars film character Yoda takes flight during the annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival at the former Clark US Air Force base in Pampanga province, north of Manila. PHOTO: AFP A hot air balloon in the likeness of Star Wars film character Yoda takes flight during the annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival at the former Clark US Air Force base in Pampanga province, north of Manila. PHOTO: AFP

An Indian bull throws a 'bullfighter' during an annual bull-taming event An Indian bull throws a 'bullfighter' during an annual bull-taming event "Jallikattu" in the village of Palamedu on the outskirts of Madurai. PHOTO: AFP

Afghan boys slide down a snow-covered slope in Kabul, Afghanistan. PHOTO: REUTERS Afghan boys slide down a snow-covered slope in Kabul, Afghanistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

A glassmaker forms molten glass next to a furnace at Cespedes factory in Olocuilta, El Salvador. PHOTO: REUTERS A glassmaker forms molten glass next to a furnace at Cespedes factory in Olocuilta, El Salvador. PHOTO: REUTERS

Emissions from a power plant chimney rise over Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. PHOTO: REUTERS Emissions from a power plant chimney rise over Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. PHOTO: REUTERS

People protest against the government in Bucharest, Romania. PHOTO: AFP People protest against the government in Bucharest, Romania. PHOTO: AFP

A Buddhist monk begs for alms in Durbar Square in Kathmandu. PHOTO: AFP A Buddhist monk begs for alms in Durbar Square in Kathmandu. PHOTO: AFP

Sri Lankan schoolchildren play at the water's edge on a beach during sunset in Colombo. PHOTO: AFP Sri Lankan schoolchildren play at the water's edge on a beach during sunset in Colombo. PHOTO: AFP

Palestinian boys play volleyball with plastic homemade ball near their homes in Gaza City. PHOTO: AFP Palestinian boys play volleyball with plastic homemade ball near their homes in Gaza City. PHOTO: AFP

A displaced Syrian poses for a photo at a make-shift camp near the village of Tarshan, some 20 kilometres north of Raqa after he fled his home due to the battles between Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State (IS) group militants. PHOTO: AFP A displaced Syrian poses for a photo at a make-shift camp near the village of Tarshan, some 20 kilometres north of Raqa after he fled his home due to the battles between Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State (IS) group militants. PHOTO: AFP

A man walks on a bridge over the Moskva river on a frosty morning, Moscow, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS A man walks on a bridge over the Moskva river on a frosty morning, Moscow, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS

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