Pictures of the day: February 14, 2017

We look at 13 pictures from events around the world


Multimedia Desk February 13, 2017
Sri Lankans and tourists climb the 80-metre (600-foot) fortress of Sigiriya rock (the Lion Rock) in Sigiriya, north-central Sri Lanka. The Sigiriya rock, 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Colombo, is a World Heritage site known for frescoes of bare-chested women. PHOTO: AFP

Austria's Max Franz competes in the men's downhill race at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz. PHOTO: AFP Austria's Max Franz competes in the men's downhill race at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz. PHOTO: AFP

A Rohingya refugee child reacts to the camera as lies on a cradle at Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. PHOTO: REUTERS A Rohingya refugee child reacts to the camera as lies on a cradle at Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. PHOTO: REUTERS

Members of the Swiss aerobatic team Patrouille Swiss fly in formation with a Swiss Bombardier CS100 over the men's Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. PHOTO: REUTERS Members of the Swiss aerobatic team Patrouille Swiss fly in formation with a Swiss Bombardier CS100 over the men's Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman prays while touching the fingers of a Buddha statue during the annual Makha Bucha Day, which celebrates Buddha's teachings, in Ang Thong, Thailand. PHOTO: REUTERS A woman prays while touching the fingers of a Buddha statue during the annual Makha Bucha Day, which celebrates Buddha's teachings, in Ang Thong, Thailand. PHOTO: REUTERS

A tamed golden eagle attacks a corsac fox during an annual hunting contest in Chengelsy Gorge east of Almaty, Kazakhstan. PHOTO: REUTERS A tamed golden eagle attacks a corsac fox during an annual hunting contest in Chengelsy Gorge east of Almaty, Kazakhstan. PHOTO: REUTERS

A female Northern Cardinal sits on a bird feeder in falling snow in the Village of Valley Cottage, New York, a suburb north of New York City, US. PHOTO: REUTERS A female Northern Cardinal sits on a bird feeder in falling snow in the Village of Valley Cottage, New York, a suburb north of New York City, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

Actors perform during the International Light Festival in Gomel, some 310 km southeast of Minsk. PHOTO: AFP Actors perform during the International Light Festival in Gomel, some 310 km southeast of Minsk. PHOTO: AFP

People look at the float People look at the float "Wind of Change" depicting US President Donald Trump as it parades in the streets of Nice for the 133rd edition of the Nice Carnival in Nice, southeastern France. PHOTO: AFP

This picture taken shows a volunteer caring for a pilot whale during a mass stranding at Farewell Spit. Most of the more than 200 whales that became stranded on New Zealand's notorious Farewell Spit on the weekend have been able to refloat themselves, conservation officials said. PHOTO: AFP This picture taken shows a volunteer caring for a pilot whale during a mass stranding at Farewell Spit. Most of the more than 200 whales that became stranded on New Zealand's notorious Farewell Spit on the weekend have been able to refloat themselves, conservation officials said. PHOTO: AFP

A Buddhist monk looks over into a natural cave at the Rock Temple, also known as the Rangiri Dambulla Rajamaha Viharaya, in Dambulla, some 150 kms north of the capital Colombo. PHOTO: AFP A Buddhist monk looks over into a natural cave at the Rock Temple, also known as the Rangiri Dambulla Rajamaha Viharaya, in Dambulla, some 150 kms north of the capital Colombo. PHOTO: AFP

Actors perform as they sail along the Cannaregio Canal for the Carnival Regatta during the Venice Carnival in Venice. PHOTO: AFP Actors perform as they sail along the Cannaregio Canal for the Carnival Regatta during the Venice Carnival in Venice. PHOTO: AFP

People row during the masquerade parade on Grand Canal during Venice Carnival in Venice. PHOTO: AFP People row during the masquerade parade on Grand Canal during Venice Carnival in Venice. PHOTO: AFP

Residents affected by the fire stay along the steet in Manila on February. The fire destroyed 300 houses, affecting 700 families. PHOTO: AFP Residents affected by the fire stay along the steet in Manila on February. The fire destroyed 300 houses, affecting 700 families. PHOTO: AFP

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