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Around the world in 7 images: photos of the day

Today’s images from around the world feature a talented donkey in Egypt, monkeys in China, an error at an iconic road in Northern Ireland and more.

Egyptian farmer Ahmed Ayman, 14, rides his trained donkey as he jumps over a barrier in the Nile Delta village of Al-Arid about 150 kilometers north of Cairo, Egypt. He discovered the donkey’s talent after she jumped over a small irrigation canal.
Image by AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Egyptian farmer Ahmed Ayman, 14, rides his trained donkey as he jumps over a barrier in the Nile Delta village of Al-Arid about 150 kilometers north of Cairo, Egypt. He discovered the donkey’s talent after she jumped over a small irrigation canal.

A pair of snub-nosed monkeys look out of their enclosure at the Beijing Zoo in Beijing, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Millions of Chinese are celebrating the Lunar New Year, which marks the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese zodiac.
Image by AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

A pair of snub-nosed monkeys look out of their enclosure at the Beijing Zoo in Beijing, Wednesday. Millions of Chinese are celebrating the Lunar New Year, which marks the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese zodiac.

A diver dressed as the Monkey King from the classic Chinese literary tale "Journey to the West" is surrounded by rays as he dives in a tank at the Beijing Aquarium in Beijing, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Millions of Chinese are celebrating the Lunar New Year, which marks the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese zodiac.
Image by AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

A diver dressed as the Monkey King from the classic Chinese literary tale “Journey to the West” is surrounded by rays as he dives in a tank at the Beijing Aquarium in Beijing, Wednesday. Millions of Chinese are celebrating the Lunar New Year, which marks the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese zodiac.

Thirty-seven tons of fish are photographed after falling out of an overturned truck Wednesday, in Viborg, Denmark. No one was hurt, but the accident caused traffic delays.
Image by Astrid Dalum/Polfoto via AP

Thirty-seven tons of fish are photographed after falling out of an overturned truck Wednesday, in Viborg, Denmark. No one was hurt, but the accident caused traffic delays.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with children from Tolcross Primary School at Edinburgh Castle esplanade as Visit Scotland launches its new VisitScotland campaign. Sturgeon is supporting the campaign along with stunt biker Danny MacAskill, Social Bite entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn and Olympic athlete Laura Muir - people said to "embody the spirit of Scotland".
Image by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with children from Tolcross Primary School at Edinburgh Castle esplanade as Visit Scotland launches its new campaign. Sturgeon is supporting the campaign along with stunt biker Danny MacAskill, Social Bite entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn and Olympic athlete Laura Muir – people said to “embody the spirit of Scotland”.

A horseman rides along Bregagh Road, Dark Hedges, Armoy, Northern Ireland, Wednesday. The iconic tunnel of trees that features as the Kingsroad in the smash-hit television series Game of Thrones has been painted with white line road markings in error by a contractor.
Image by AP Photo/Peter Morrison

A horseman rides along Bregagh Road, Dark Hedges, Armoy, Northern Ireland, Wednesday. The iconic tunnel of trees that features as the Kingsroad in the smash-hit television series Game of Thrones has been painted with white line road markings in error by a contractor.

A sculpture made from galvanised wire, titled 'The Kiss', which is part of a new exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral called Relationships by artist Sophie Ryder.
Image by Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A sculpture made from galvanised wire, titled ‘The Kiss’, which is part of a new exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral, UK called Relationships by artist Sophie Ryder.