Day in pictures

5th May, 2017: Austrian soldiers take part in a military exercise, India launches South Asia Satellite, Iraqi forces continue their push in Mosul and more...

A one-week-old flamingo stands next to a parent at a zoo in Karlsruhe, southwestern Germany. (AFP)

Austrian Air Force soldiers jump off the helicopter during a hospital evacuation exercise at Papa Airbase, a military training center nearby Ujdoeroegd, Hungary. The exercise is part of the European Defence Agency's Helicopter Exercise Programme. (AFP)

Palestinian youths clash with Israeli forces near the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, after a march in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails. (AFP)

GSAT-9: South Asia Satellite

India launches the South Asia Satellite on board GSAT-F09 at 4:57 pm IST today.
Codenamed GSAT-9, it is popularly known as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) satellite. Its purpose is to boost telecommunication infrastructure in the South Asian region.

The satellite launched from Sriharikota, off Andhra Pradesh coast. (AFP)

The mayor of Taormina Eligio Giardina poses on May 4, 2017 in Taormina. The small Sicilian city of Taormina will host the next summit of the heads of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised countries on May 26 and 27, 2017. The city will be in lockdown from May 13, with cars banned and residents bussed in and out of town under guard. (AFP)

A member of the Iraqi forces walks towards a military vehicle as they advance towards the al-Haramat neighbourhood, north of Mosul, on May 5, 2017, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Iraqi forces thrust into west Mosul from the north, opening a new front in the more than six-month-old offensive to dislodge the Islamic State group from the country's second city. (AFP)

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front. (AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS) (AFP)

Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique speaks during a press conference at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona (AFP)

In picture: Books for sale at an open-air market in the capital Baghdad's Mutanabi Street

Iraqis participate in an initiative to buy and donate books to the University of Mosul's library to replenish the institution after its documents were destroyed by Islamic State (IS) group fighters when they took the city. (AFP)