Pictures of the day: September 7, 2018

By AFP
Published: September 7, 2018
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A Sri Lankan farmer carries paddy on his head in a field on the outskirts of the capital Colombo. PHOTO: AFP

A Sri Lankan farmer carries paddy on his head in a field on the outskirts of the capital Colombo. PHOTO: AFP

Nine photos from events around the world.

1.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani shake hands at the beginning of the Germany - Qatar Forum on Business and Investment at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, on September 7, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani shake hands at the beginning of the Germany – Qatar Forum on Business and Investment at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin. PHOTO: AFP

5.Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (top R) meets with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (C), US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass (2nd L), and US General Joseph Dunford (L) at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on September 7, 2018. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with top Afghan leaders during an unannounced visit to Kabul on September 7, adding his weight to a flurry of diplomatic efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. PHOTO: AFP

5. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (top R) meets with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (C), US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass (2nd L), and US General Joseph Dunford (L) at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with top Afghan leaders during an unannounced visit to Kabul on September 7, adding his weight to a flurry of diplomatic efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. PHOTO: AFP

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6.Iraqi protesters watch on official building in flames as they demonstrate against the government and the lack of basic services in Basra on September 6, 2018. - A curfew was imposed in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on September 6 as a fresh outbreak of violent protests left one person dead and 35 injured, officials said. PHOTO: AFP

Iraqi protesters watch on official building in flames as they demonstrate against the government and the lack of basic services in Basra. A curfew was imposed in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on September 6 as a fresh outbreak of violent protests left one person dead and 35 injured, officials said. PHOTO: AFP

3.Syrian children stand outside a tent at a camp for displaced civilians fleeing from advancing government forces, close to a Turkish military observation point near the village of Sarman in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on September 1, 2018. - In and around the country's last major rebel bastion of Idlib, aid workers, civilians and hospitals are bracing for a possible Russia-backed government offensive, which the UN has warned could displace up to 800,000 people, urging key players to intervene to avoid a "bloodbath". PHOTO: AFP

Syrian children stand outside a tent at a camp for displaced civilians fleeing from advancing government forces, close to a Turkish military observation point near the village of Sarman in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province. In and around the country’s last major rebel bastion of Idlib, aid workers, civilians and hospitals are bracing for a possible Russia-backed government offensive, which the UN has warned could displace up to 800,000 people, urging key players to intervene to avoid a ‘bloodbath’. PHOTO: AFP

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball during her women's singles semi-final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia on Day Eleven of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. PHOTO: AFP

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball during her women’s singles semi-final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia on Day Eleven of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. PHOTO: AFP

7.A burned out vehicle rests after the Delta Fire tore through a neighborhood in Lamoine, California in the Shasta Trinity National Forest on September 6, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

A burned out vehicle rests after the Delta Fire tore through a neighborhood in Lamoine, California in the Shasta Trinity National Forest. PHOTO: AFP

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4.People look at street art creations displayed as part of the exhibition "Strokar inside" in a former supermarket in Brussels on September 6, 2018, on the opening night of the event. - "Strokar inside" is an international platform of urban art transformed into a Supermarket version 4.0 for street art and a large workshop-laboratory of urban arts in the space of a former Brussels supermarket. PHOTO: AFP

4. People look at street art creations displayed as part of the exhibition “Strokar inside” in a former supermarket in Brussels on the opening night of the event. “Strokar inside” is an international platform of urban art transformed into a Supermarket version 4.0 for street art and a large workshop-laboratory of urban arts in the space of a former Brussels supermarket. PHOTO: AFP

A fire vehicle passes by an abandoned burned out truck along interstate 5 after the Delta Fire tore through the region and jumped the road in Delta, California. PHOTO: AFP

A fire vehicle passes by an abandoned burned out truck along interstate 5 after the Delta Fire tore through the region and jumped the road in Delta, California. PHOTO: AFP

Flowers are seen on actor Burt Reynold's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Reynolds died today at 82 years old. PHOTO: AFP

Flowers are seen on actor Burt Reynold’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California. Reynolds died today at 82 years old. PHOTO: AFP

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