12th May 2017: The day in pictures

Eiffel towers lit in the colours of the Olympic flag, demonstrators wearing masks of Scottish National Party, glimpse of the Super Rugby match and more

day in pictures

A Maine Coon cat fights with an Australian Cattle Dog in Dortmund, western Germany, during a phototermin at the exhibition "Dog & cat" on May 12, 2017. (AFP)

day in pictures

Julia Scavo of Romania competes during the Europe's Best Sommelier competition on May 11, 2017 in Vienna, Austria. After a week of rigorous tests ranging from blind tastings to expertly pairing wines with sumptuous meals, a 36 y.o. Latvian, Raimonds Tomsons, has beat out 37 rivals to become Europe's top-rated sommelier.
(AFP)

day in pictures

The Eiffel Tower is lit in the colours of the Olympic flag during the launch of the international campaign for the Paris bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, in Paris, France, February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (Reuters)

day in pictures

Demonstrators wear masks depicting SCottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron as they hold placards outside of Chatham House in central London on May 12, 2017, before a speech by Britain's opposition Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn. (AFP)

day in pictures

Pakistani volunteers move an injured blast victim to a hospital in Quetta on May 12, 2017 following a powerful explosion in Mastung district.
A "huge" explosion in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province that apparently targeted a top senator's convoy killed at least 17 people and wounded many others, officials told AFP. (AFP)

day in pictures

Lions player Franco Mostert (L) tackles Brumbies player Josh Mann-Rea (R) during the Super Rugby match between the ACT Brumbies and the South African Lions in Canberra on May 12, 2017.
MARK GRAHAM / AFP (AFP)