Pictures of the day: February 18, 2017

We look at 13 pictures from events around the world


Multimedia Desk February 18, 2017
A crocodile and its tamer perform during the presentation of the new show "Water and Fire" at the National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine. PHOTO: REUTERS

Palestinian boy rides a bicycle during sunset in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. PHOTO: AFP Palestinian boy rides a bicycle during sunset in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. PHOTO: AFP

A man carries a painting representing Spanish Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L), Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) painted by Spanish cartoonist Vizcarra to the presentation of the 12th edition of the book entitled A man carries a painting representing Spanish Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L), Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) painted by Spanish cartoonist Vizcarra to the presentation of the 12th edition of the book entitled "Relats solidaris de l'esport" (Stories of solidarity in sport) in Barcelona. PHOTO: AFP

A woman walks next to a painting of former US President Barack Obama at the US/Mexico border fence in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora state, northwestern Mexico. PHOTO: AFP A woman walks next to a painting of former US President Barack Obama at the US/Mexico border fence in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora state, northwestern Mexico. PHOTO: AFP

Fighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries stand guard by defensive positions near the frontline village of Shar'iah, on the outskirts of Tal Afar west of Mosul. PHOTO: REUTERS Fighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries stand guard by defensive positions near the frontline village of Shar'iah, on the outskirts of Tal Afar west of Mosul. PHOTO: REUTERS

Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (R) 26, and Chahad, 16, are showered in foam during their wedding party at Khazer camp in Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (R) 26, and Chahad, 16, are showered in foam during their wedding party at Khazer camp in Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

People and rescue team members gather by buildings which collapsed following a landslide in Auquisamana district in La Paz, Bolivia. PHOTO: REUTERS People and rescue team members gather by buildings which collapsed following a landslide in Auquisamana district in La Paz, Bolivia. PHOTO: REUTERS

A guest photographs a display during the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York, US. PHOTO: REUTERS A guest photographs a display during the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

A mahout walks with an elephant after bathing him in a river, before taking part in an elephant festival, which organisers say aims to raise awareness about elephants, in Sayaboury province, Laos. PHOTO: REUTERS A mahout walks with an elephant after bathing him in a river, before taking part in an elephant festival, which organisers say aims to raise awareness about elephants, in Sayaboury province, Laos. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ethnic Miao people perform a dance during a local festival in Kaili, Guizhou province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS Ethnic Miao people perform a dance during a local festival in Kaili, Guizhou province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

The sunrise is seen over the White House in Washington, US. PHOTO: REUTERS The sunrise is seen over the White House in Washington, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

Members of the Swiss aerobatic team Patrouille Swiss fly in formation over the valley of St. Moritz during an airshow for the FIS Alpine World Skiing Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. REUTERS Members of the Swiss aerobatic team Patrouille Swiss fly in formation over the valley of St. Moritz during an airshow for the FIS Alpine World Skiing Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. PHOTO: REUTERS

Palestinian protesters lift burning tyres as they climb over a section of the Israeli barrier during clashes at a protest marking the 12th anniversary of their campaign against the barrier, in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah. PHOTO: REUTERS Palestinian protesters lift burning tyres as they climb over a section of the Israeli barrier during clashes at a protest marking the 12th anniversary of their campaign against the barrier, in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah. PHOTO: REUTERS

Joseph Kushner, grandson of US. President Donald Trump, looks out the window from the Oval Office of the White House while the President prepares to depart Washington, US. PHOTO: REUTERS Joseph Kushner, grandson of US. President Donald Trump, looks out the window from the Oval Office of the White House while the President prepares to depart Washington, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

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