Pictures of the day: February 27, 2017

We look at 13 pictures from events around the world


Multimedia Desk February 27, 2017
An Iraqi Airforce helicopter fires missiles at Islamic State fighters at the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer, also known as the White Helmets, runs amid the smoke and dust in search for survivors following reported government airstrike on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. PHOTO: AFP A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer, also known as the White Helmets, runs amid the smoke and dust in search for survivors following reported government airstrike on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. PHOTO: AFP

Villagers take part in a festive game during celebration of Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, in the Rachen village, Belarus. PHOTO: REUTERS Villagers take part in a festive game during celebration of Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, in the Rachen village, Belarus. PHOTO: REUTERS

Members of a rival team are hit by oranges during an annual carnival orange battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. PHOTO: REUTERS Members of a rival team are hit by oranges during an annual carnival orange battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. PHOTO: REUTERS

Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders descend from a slope while holding lit torches and flashlights in the Siberian town of Zheleznogorsk, northeast of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders descend from a slope while holding lit torches and flashlights in the Siberian town of Zheleznogorsk, northeast of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS

Judges watch Hannu Manninen of Finland in action during the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships, Lahti, Finland PHOTO: REUTERS Judges watch Hannu Manninen of Finland in action during the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships, Lahti, Finland PHOTO: REUTERS

Brides pose as they display their hands decorated with henna before taking their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony in which, according to its organisers, 131 Muslim couples took their wedding vows in Ahmedabad, India. PHOTO: REUTERS Brides pose as they display their hands decorated with henna before taking their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony in which, according to its organisers, 131 Muslim couples took their wedding vows in Ahmedabad, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Iraqi Airforce helicopter fires missiles at Islamic State fighters at the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS An Iraqi Airforce helicopter fires missiles at Islamic State fighters at the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man climbs up a wooden pole to get a prize during celebration of Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, a pagan holiday marking the end of winter, near Rumyantsevo, Moscow region, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS A man climbs up a wooden pole to get a prize during celebration of Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, a pagan holiday marking the end of winter, near Rumyantsevo, Moscow region, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS

A chick stands among eggs being hatched inside an incubator at the Agriculture Fair in Paris. PHOTO: AFP A chick stands among eggs being hatched inside an incubator at the Agriculture Fair in Paris. PHOTO: AFP

A dancer of the Imperio de Casa Verde samba school performs during the second night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil. PHOTO: AFP A dancer of the Imperio de Casa Verde samba school performs during the second night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil. PHOTO: AFP

Kyrgyz actors, wearing their traditional costumes, sing and dance during the festivities of Maslenitsa in the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek. PHOTO: AFP Kyrgyz actors, wearing their traditional costumes, sing and dance during the festivities of Maslenitsa in the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek. PHOTO: AFP

Palestinian women take a selfie in Gaza City's seaport during heavy fog. PHOTO: AFP Palestinian women take a selfie in Gaza City's seaport during heavy fog. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani pedestrians walk past a portrait of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani before it is installed on a street in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP 5.Palestinian women take a selfie in Gaza City's seaport during heavy fog. PHOTO: AFP Pakistani pedestrians walk past a portrait of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani before it is installed on a street in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP5. Palestinian women take a selfie in Gaza City's seaport during heavy fog. PHOTO: AFP

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