[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 2 April 2007, 20:51 GMT 21:51 UK
Day in pictures

Aerial view of lava from volcano on Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

Lava burns vegetation as it spills out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

Buddhist devotee offers moon-day ritual at a Colombo temple in Sri Lanka.

A Sri Lankan woman offers Buddhist moon-day rituals at a temple in Kelaniya, a suburb of Colombo.

Camel handlers exercise their animals in Dubai.

Handlers exercise their animals on a Dubai camel track in front of the building site of what is expected to be the world's tallest tower when completed.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem burn bread and other leavened food in preparation for the Passover holiday.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem burn bread and other leavened goods in preparation for the Passover holiday.

An Afghan woman walks over a foot bridge on her way to home near Sinan village in Zabul province, south-eastern Afghanistan

An Afghan woman walks over a foot bridge on her way to home near Sinan village in south-eastern Zabul province.

East Timor boy with poster of election candidate Jose Ramos Horta.

An East Timorese boy holds on to a poster of presidential candidate Ramos Horta during campaigning for next week's vote.

Afghan police officer destroying the opium poppies on the field during a poppy eradication campaign in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul.

An Afghan police officer destroys opium poppies during a poppy eradication campaign in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul.

Kuwait's new Education Minister Nuriya al-Sebih shakes hands with an MP.

Kuwait's new education minister is welcomed by a member of parliament after taking the oath amid protests by some Islamist MPs that she was not covering her head.

Jacob Oram (L) from New Zealand runs in to bowl as Irish fans (R) look on during the World Cup Cricket Super Eight match against Bangladesh  in St John's .

Irish fans take in the atmosphere during New Zealand's World Cup Cricket Super Eight match against Bangladesh in Antigua.






FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific