Pictures of the day: February 11, 2017

We look at 13 pictures from events around the world


Multimedia Desk February 11, 2017
Siberian tigers act to catch prey at a Siberian tigers breeding base in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, Southwestern France. PHOTO: REUTERS A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, Southwestern France. PHOTO: REUTERS

Jockeys take the start of a traditional camel race during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan Camel Festival, held at the Shweihan racecourse, in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. PHOTO: AFP Jockeys take the start of a traditional camel race during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan Camel Festival, held at the Shweihan racecourse, in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. PHOTO: AFP

A competitor skies during the Women's 7,5 km Sprint race during the 2017 IBU Biathlon World Championships in Hochfilzen. PHOTO: AFP A competitor skies during the Women's 7,5 km Sprint race during the 2017 IBU Biathlon World Championships in Hochfilzen. PHOTO: AFP

A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee offers a saffron cloth as he walks around the stupa during Poya, a full moon religious festival, at the Ruwanwelisaya (Ruwanweli Maha Seya) Temple in Anuradhapura in north-central Sri Lanka. PHOTO: AFP A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee offers a saffron cloth as he walks around the stupa during Poya, a full moon religious festival, at the Ruwanwelisaya (Ruwanweli Maha Seya) Temple in Anuradhapura in north-central Sri Lanka. PHOTO: AFP

This photo taken shows Chinese entertainers preparing to perform a local folk performance during the Lunar New Year celebration in a village in Longnan, northwest China's Gansu province. PHOTO: AFP This photo taken shows Chinese entertainers preparing to perform a local folk performance during the Lunar New Year celebration in a village in Longnan, northwest China's Gansu province. PHOTO: AFP

The moon sets behind trees on a hill before sunrise in Karak, in the suburbs of Pahang outside Kuala Lumpur. PHOTO: AFP The moon sets behind trees on a hill before sunrise in Karak, in the suburbs of Pahang outside Kuala Lumpur. PHOTO: AFP

Dogs dressed in the fashion of France and contestants in the World Fashion Presents segment pose during the 14th Annual New York Pet Fashion Show presented by TropiClean at the Hotel Pennsylvania. PHOTO: AFP Dogs dressed in the fashion of France and contestants in the World Fashion Presents segment pose during the 14th Annual New York Pet Fashion Show presented by TropiClean at the Hotel Pennsylvania. PHOTO: AFP

Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a ceremony marking the day of Saint Haralampi, Orthodox patron saint of bee-keepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, eastern Bulgaria. PHOTO: AFP This photo shows then-twelve-year-old Palestinian teenager Mohammed al-Sheikh showing off his skills in Gaza city. The thirteen-year-old Palestinian teenager, who has been nicknamed as "the extraordinary spider", broke the Guinness World Record for the most full body revolutions maintaining a chest stand position in one minute, with 38 turns compared to the previous record holder. PHOTO: AFP

Members of the honour guard from the South African National Defence Force stands guard as South African president arrives at the South African Parliament, to deliver the 2017 State Of the Nation Address(SONA), and formally open Parliament for the year. PHOTO: AFP Members of the honour guard from the South African National Defence Force stands guard as South African president arrives at the South African Parliament, to deliver the 2017 State Of the Nation Address(SONA), and formally open Parliament for the year. PHOTO: AFP

Chilean big wave surfer Rafael Tapia drops a wave during a surf session off Praia do Norte in Nazare. PHOTO: AFP Chilean big wave surfer Rafael Tapia drops a wave during a surf session off Praia do Norte in Nazare. PHOTO: AFP

An employee picks flowers to be exported overseas, ahead of Valentine's Day, at a farm in Facatativa, Colombia. PHOTO: REUTERS An employee picks flowers to be exported overseas, ahead of Valentine's Day, at a farm in Facatativa, Colombia. PHOTO: REUTERS

Sudanese women walk carrying baskets about 60 kilometres north of El-Fasher, the capital of the North Darfur state. PHOTO: AFP Sudanese women walk carrying baskets about 60 kilometres north of El-Fasher, the capital of the North Darfur state. PHOTO: AFP

Locals perform fire dragon dances ahead of Lantern Festival In Jishou, Hunan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS Locals perform fire dragon dances ahead of Lantern Festival In Jishou, Hunan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

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