Pictures of the day: March 17, 2017

Published: March 17, 2017
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Stars twinkle in the night sky over the treetops of a forest in Frankfurt (oder), western Germany. PHOTO: AFP

Stars twinkle in the night sky over the treetops of a forest in Frankfurt (oder), western Germany. PHOTO: AFP

Stars twinkle in the night sky over the treetops of a forest in Frankfurt (oder), western Germany. PHOTO: AFP Taj Mohammad, 32, a labourer, uses a sledge hammer to remove an old wall near a newly constructed building in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS A young Indian boy runs past the wreckage of a Chetak helicopter that crashed while attempting to land in a village near Bamrauli Air Base in Allahabad. PHOTO: AFP Surfers wait for the right moment to enter the water in Unstad along the northern Atlantic Ocean where the water temperatures is at five degrees centigrade and the air temperature is at minus two degrees centigrade. PHOTO: AFP The photo shows a visitor walking below cherry blossoms in Wuhan University, in central China's Hubei province. PHOTO: AFP A picture shows a manatee baby swimming underwater near his mother in the manatee tank of the Zoological parc of Beauval, eleven days after his birth. PHOTO: AFP The photo shows a destroyed building in a West Mosul neighbourhood during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State (IS) group militants. PHOTO: AFP Displaced children evacuate a neighbourhood in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State (IS) group militants. PHOTO: AFP Prehispanic dancers perfom the fire dance during a ceremony at the Mexico Fashion Film Festival. PHOTO: AFP US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One. PHOTO: AFP The picture shows a view of the galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) painted by French artist Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) at the Versailles Castle, west of Paris. PHOTO: AFP Indian farmers from the southern state of Tamil Nadu wear tree leaves as they take part in a protest in New Delhi. PHOTO: AFP A woman exercises near a bed of flowering daffodils in St. James's Park in central London. PHOTO: AFP The sunrise in early-morning haze is pictured in the region of Koenigswinkel, southern Germany. PHOTO: AFP Stars twinkle in the night sky over the treetops of a forest in Frankfurt (oder), western Germany. PHOTO: AFP Kyrgyz riders play the traditional Central Asian sport of Kok-Boru (Gray Wolf) or Buzkashi (Goat Grabbing) during celebrations for Nowruz in Bishkek. PHOTO: AFP
Taj Mohammad, 32, a labourer, uses a sledge hammer to remove an old wall near a newly constructed building in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Taj Mohammad, 32, a labourer, uses a sledge hammer to remove an old wall near a newly constructed building in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

A young Indian boy runs past the wreckage of a Chetak helicopter that crashed while attempting to land in a village near Bamrauli Air Base in Allahabad. PHOTO: AFP

A young Indian boy runs past the wreckage of a Chetak helicopter that crashed while attempting to land in a village near Bamrauli Air Base in Allahabad. PHOTO: AFP

Surfers wait for the right moment to enter the water in Unstad along the northern Atlantic Ocean where the water temperatures is at five degrees centigrade and the air temperature is at minus two degrees centigrade. PHOTO: AFP

Surfers wait for the right moment to enter the water in Unstad along the northern Atlantic Ocean where the water temperatures is at five degrees centigrade and the air temperature is at minus two degrees centigrade. PHOTO: AFP

The photo shows a visitor walking below cherry blossoms in Wuhan University, in central China's Hubei province. PHOTO: AFP

The photo shows a visitor walking below cherry blossoms in Wuhan University, in central China’s Hubei province. PHOTO: AFP

The photo shows a destroyed building in a West Mosul neighbourhood during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State (IS) group militants. PHOTO: AFP

The photo shows a destroyed building in a West Mosul neighbourhood during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq’s second largest city from Islamic State (IS) group militants. PHOTO: AFP

Displaced children evacuate a neighbourhood in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State (IS) group militants. PHOTO: AFP

Displaced children evacuate a neighbourhood in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq’s second largest city from Islamic State (IS) group militants. PHOTO: AFP

The picture shows a view of the galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) painted by French artist Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) at the Versailles Castle, west of Paris. PHOTO: AFP

The picture shows a view of the galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) painted by French artist Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) at the Versailles Castle, west of Paris. PHOTO: AFP

Indian farmers from the southern state of Tamil Nadu wear tree leaves as they take part in a protest in New Delhi. PHOTO: AFP

Indian farmers from the southern state of Tamil Nadu wear tree leaves as they take part in a protest in New Delhi. PHOTO: AFP

A woman exercises near a bed of flowering daffodils in St. James's Park in central London. PHOTO: AFP

A woman exercises near a bed of flowering daffodils in St. James’s Park in central London. PHOTO: AFP

The sunrise in early-morning haze is pictured in the region of Koenigswinkel, southern Germany. PHOTO: AFP

The sunrise in early-morning haze is pictured in the region of Koenigswinkel, southern Germany. PHOTO: AFP

Kyrgyz riders play the traditional Central Asian sport of Kok-Boru (Gray Wolf) or Buzkashi (Goat Grabbing) during celebrations for Nowruz in Bishkek. PHOTO: AFP

Kyrgyz riders play the traditional Central Asian sport of Kok-Boru (Gray Wolf) or Buzkashi (Goat Grabbing) during celebrations for Nowruz in Bishkek. PHOTO: AFP

The Thac Ban Gioc or Ban Gioc falls, located on the Vietnam-China land border area in Trung Khanh district, Vietnam's northern province of Cao Bang. PHOTO: AFP

The Thac Ban Gioc or Ban Gioc falls, located on the Vietnam-China land border area in Trung Khanh district, Vietnam’s northern province of Cao Bang. PHOTO: AFP

A municipal guard in riot gear fires rubber bullets at protesters’ during a national strike against the government's social welfare reform bill which seeks to extend the time of contributions and raise the minimum age required to obtain full retirement benefits, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PHOTO: AFP

A municipal guard in riot gear fires rubber bullets at protesters’ during a national strike against the government’s social welfare reform bill which seeks to extend the time of contributions and raise the minimum age required to obtain full retirement benefits, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PHOTO: AFP

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