Pictures of the day: April 24, 2017

We look at 13 pictures from events around the world


Multimedia Desk April 24, 2017
Riders on horseback compete in a tent pegging competition in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

Men participate in a tug-of-war challenge with an elephant during the traditional festival games to celebrate the Sinhala, Hindu and Tamil New Year in Colombo, Sri Lanka. PHOTO: REUTERS Men participate in a tug-of-war challenge with an elephant during the traditional festival games to celebrate the Sinhala, Hindu and Tamil New Year in Colombo, Sri Lanka. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman with long hair poses for pictures in Weihai, Shandong province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS A woman with long hair poses for pictures in Weihai, Shandong province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims carry a mock coffin during a symbolic funeral marking the death anniversary of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims carry a mock coffin during a symbolic funeral marking the death anniversary of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

Racka sheep are seen during celebrations for the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plain in Hortobagy, Hungary. PHOTO: REUTERS Racka sheep are seen during celebrations for the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plain in Hortobagy, Hungary. PHOTO: REUTERS

Palestinian scouts play music during the Palestinian scouts play music during the "Ascension of Prophet Mohammed" ceremony next to the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City. PHOTO: REUTERS

Activists take part in a demonstration to mark Earth Day by covering themselves in plastic sheets to protest against air pollution and muddy roads caused by what they say is a road expansion project in Kathmandu, Nepal. PHOTO: REUTERS Activists take part in a demonstration to mark Earth Day by covering themselves in plastic sheets to protest against air pollution and muddy roads caused by what they say is a road expansion project in Kathmandu, Nepal. PHOTO: REUTERS

Scavengers collect recyclable materials at a garbage dump site on the occasion of Earth Day, in Guwahati, India. PHOTO: REUTERS Scavengers collect recyclable materials at a garbage dump site on the occasion of Earth Day, in Guwahati, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mineworkers employed at Sibanye Gold's Masimthembe shaft operate a drill in Westonaria, South Africa. PHOTO: REUTERS Mineworkers employed at Sibanye Gold's Masimthembe shaft operate a drill in Westonaria, South Africa. PHOTO: REUTERS

People walk near the Mont-Saint-Michel in northwestern France. PHOTO: AFP People walk near the Mont-Saint-Michel in northwestern France. PHOTO: AFP

Japanese motorcycle riders perform at the 'Swag Bash' display in the Indian city of Bangalore. PHOTO: AFP Japanese motorcycle riders perform at the 'Swag Bash' display in the Indian city of Bangalore. PHOTO: AFP

Runners cross the half waypoint on Tower Bridge during the London Marathon in London. PHOTO: AFP Runners cross the half waypoint on Tower Bridge during the London Marathon in London. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani farmers walk bulls through a tobacco field in Mardan. PHOTO: AFP Pakistani farmers walk bulls through a tobacco field in Mardan. PHOTO: AFP

This picture taken shows men watching as people commute by boat from a jetty in Yangon. PHOTO: AFP This picture taken shows men watching as people commute by boat from a jetty in Yangon. PHOTO: AFP

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