Pictures of the day: May 14, 2017

We look at 13 pictur­es from events around the world


Multimedia Desk May 15, 2017
Sumo wresters hold up crying babies in front of a referee (C) clad in a traditional costume during a "Baby-cry Sumo" event at the Kamegaike-Hachiman Shrine in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture. PHOTO: AFP

Nepal's army detonates a bomb during the local election of municipalities and village representatives in Bhaktapur. PHOTO: REUTERS Nepal's army detonates a bomb during the local election of municipalities and village representatives in Bhaktapur. PHOTO: REUTERS

Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a tennis ball during an exhibition match inside the ancient Colosseum in Rome, Italy. PHOTO: REUTERS Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a tennis ball during an exhibition match inside the ancient Colosseum in Rome, Italy. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl stands around a bonfire as she celebrates the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in the city of Ashdod, Israel. PHOTO: REUTERS An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl stands around a bonfire as she celebrates the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in the city of Ashdod, Israel. PHOTO: REUTERS

U2 on stage during the opening concert of their global The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. PHOTO: REUTERS U2 on stage during the opening concert of their global The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. PHOTO: REUTERS

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) women fighters run with chidlren in the town of Tabqa, after SDF captured it from Islamic State militants this week, Syria. PHOTO: REUTERS Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) women fighters run with chidlren in the town of Tabqa, after SDF captured it from Islamic State militants this week, Syria. PHOTO: REUTERS

A projection of cyber code on a hooded man is pictured in this illustration picture. Capitalising on spying tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency, hackers staged a cyber assault with a self-spreading malware that has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries. PHOTO: REUTERS A projection of cyber code on a hooded man is pictured in this illustration picture. Capitalising on spying tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency, hackers staged a cyber assault with a self-spreading malware that has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pilgrims attend a candlelight vigil at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. PHOTO: REUTERS Pilgrims attend a candlelight vigil at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. PHOTO: REUTERS

Members of the Korean People's Army cheer North Korean leader Kim Jong. PHOTO: REUTERS Members of the Korean People's Army cheer North Korean leader Kim Jong. PHOTO: REUTERS

Demonstrators hold flares during a demonstration against a bill that would protect those accused of corruption from prosecution on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia. PHOTO: REUTERS Demonstrators hold flares during a demonstration against a bill that would protect those accused of corruption from prosecution on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man blows cigarette smoke on his fighting cock at the backyard of his house in Paranaque city, metro Manila, Philippines. PHOTO: REUTERS A man blows cigarette smoke on his fighting cock at the backyard of his house in Paranaque city, metro Manila, Philippines. PHOTO: REUTERS

Sumo wresters hold up crying babies in front of a referee (C) clad in a traditional costume during a Sumo wresters hold up crying babies in front of a referee (C) clad in a traditional costume during a "Baby-cry Sumo" event at the Kamegaike-Hachiman Shrine in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture. PHOTO: AFP

Competitors take part in a dragon boat race in Hong Kong. The races are part of a multi-million dollar programme of events organised to celebrate Hong Kong's 20th handover anniversary from Britain to China which falls on July 1. PHOTO: AFP Competitors take part in a dragon boat race in Hong Kong. The races are part of a multi-million dollar programme of events organised to celebrate Hong Kong's 20th handover anniversary from Britain to China which falls on July 1. PHOTO: AFP

The crew of Zilzal, a dhow captained by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum, sails towards the finishing line off the coast of Dubai to win al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow sailing race. PHOTO: REUTERS The crew of Zilzal, a dhow captained by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum, sails towards the finishing line off the coast of Dubai to win al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow sailing race. PHOTO: REUTERS

Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron waves as he parades in a military car on the Champs Elysees avenue, after his formal inauguration ceremony in Paris. PHOTO: AFP Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron waves as he parades in a military car on the Champs Elysees avenue, after his formal inauguration ceremony in Paris. PHOTO: AFP

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