Most interesting photo stories of the day.
An Emirati from the Qubaisi tribe trains falcons in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2017 Moreeb Dune Festival. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (AFP)
Pedro Obiang of West Ham United challenges Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium in Stratford, England. (Getty)
A horse shaped kite named Goldey takes to the sky as enthusiasts from the Northern Kite Group take advantage of the good weather to fly their kites at Crosby beach in Crosby, England. (Getty)
Displaced Iraqis from Mosul's eastern al-Karamah neighbourhood leave the area, as Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) advance during an ongoing military operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Iraqi forces advanced after declaring a new phase in their offensive on eastern Mosul, stepping up efforts to reclaim the Islamic State group's last major stronghold in the country. (AFP)
This photo shows school girls eating after taking part in activities in remembrance of the Prophet Muhammed's birth anniversary, in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. (AFP)
Indian Sikh devotees pay their respects on New Year's Day at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. (AFP)
A displaced Iraqi boy, who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul as a result of a planned operation to retake the Iraqi city from jihadists, poses for a picture at the Hasan sham camp in the village of Hasan Sham, some 40 kilometres east of Arbil. (AFP)