Pictures of the day: March 3, 2017

We look at 13 pictures from events around the world


Multimedia Desk March 03, 2017
A boy eats while standing on top of a motorbike in Colombo, Sri Lanka. PHOTO: REUTERS

1_ZKN_1_3 March Men and relatives gather to attend funeral prayers for victims killed in a suicide blast at the tomb of sufi saint Syed Usman Marwandi, also known as the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine, during a funeral in Sehwan Sharif, Sehwan, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

A resident pours water from his house as he tries to extinguish a fire at Paraisopolis slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil. PHOTO: REUTERS A resident pours water from his house as he tries to extinguish a fire at Paraisopolis slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil. PHOTO: REUTERS

A welder works inside a turbine during planned maintenance and repair operations at the 7th hydro unit of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station, located on the Yenisei River outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS A welder works inside a turbine during planned maintenance and repair operations at the 7th hydro unit of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station, located on the Yenisei River outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman walks towards the border to cross at the US-Canada border after arriving in a taxi with a group that claimed to be from Syria into Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada. PHOTO: REUTERS A woman walks towards the border to cross at the US-Canada border after arriving in a taxi with a group that claimed to be from Syria into Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada. PHOTO: REUTERS

Protesters shout slogans while holding red and yellow umbrellas during demonstrations against an agreement that would ensure the wider official use of the Albanian language, in Skopje, Macedonia. PHOTO: REUTERS Protesters shout slogans while holding red and yellow umbrellas during demonstrations against an agreement that would ensure the wider official use of the Albanian language, in Skopje, Macedonia. PHOTO: REUTERS

A blind woman participates in the celebration of Ash Wednesday at the cathedral in Managua. Ash Wednesday initiates Lent, that culminates in the Holy Week. PHOTO: AFP A blind woman participates in the celebration of Ash Wednesday at the cathedral in Managua. Ash Wednesday initiates Lent, that culminates in the Holy Week. PHOTO: AFP

Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drives at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, on the outskirts of Barcelona during the fourth day of the first week of tests for the Formula One Grand Prix season. PHOTO: AFP Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drives at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, on the outskirts of Barcelona during the fourth day of the first week of tests for the Formula One Grand Prix season. PHOTO: AFP

A paramilitary guard gestures not to be photographed at the gate of the Forbidden City ahead of upcoming opening sessions of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. PHOTO: AFP A paramilitary guard gestures not to be photographed at the gate of the Forbidden City ahead of upcoming opening sessions of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. PHOTO: AFP

Donkey skins drying in the sun at a licenced specialised slaughterhouse in Baringo. PHOTO: AFP Donkey skins drying in the sun at a licenced specialised slaughterhouse in Baringo. PHOTO: AFP

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was used as a training centre by the militants, on, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. PHOTO: AFP A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was used as a training centre by the militants, on, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. PHOTO: AFP

A displaced Iraqi boy who just fled his home waits at a screening centre to be transported to a refugee camp, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS A displaced Iraqi boy who just fled his home waits at a screening centre to be transported to a refugee camp, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

A laundryman, locally known as A laundryman, locally known as "dhobi," bathes in a concrete wash pen at an open-air laundry in Kolkata, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man is seen at a demolished quarter at a steel plant of Hangzhou Iron&Steel Group Company, which was shut down as part of the city's scheme to improve air quality, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS A man is seen at a demolished quarter at a steel plant of Hangzhou Iron&Steel Group Company, which was shut down as part of the city's scheme to improve air quality, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

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