Page last updated at 15:40 GMT, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:40 UK

Day in pictures

A Nepalese man walks down a main street decorated with the flags of political parties contesting elections on Wednesday Kathmandu, Nepal

The streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, flutter with bunting promoting political parties amid elections...

Ballots counted in Seoul on Wednesday

...While ballots cast in parliamentary elections in South Korea are counted in Seoul.

Women in a tulip garden in Kashmir on Wednesday

Women stroll in a tulip garden in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - one of a number of attractions it is hoped will prove a draw to tourists.

A man tries to remove a car near the burning vehicles at a street in Karachi on Wednesday

A car blazes in the southern port of Karachi, Pakistan, amid clashes between rival groups of lawyers.

Dancers in Dublin launch Pas de Trois on Wednesday

Dancers pose as various characters from ballet at the launch of a new initiative to promote dance, Pas de Trois, in Dublin, Ireland.

A car at Goodwood House in Chichester, the UK

A touring car races up a hill at Goodwood House in Chichester, the UK, ahead of this year's "festival of speed".

Four-month-old polar bear cub Flocke romps in the pool during her second outdoor trip in her enclosure at Nuremberg Zoo in southern Germany.

Four-month-old polar bear cub Flocke romps in the pool during her second outdoor trip at Nuremberg Zoo, southern Germany.

Sri Lankan men take part in a traditional martial art locally known as Angam Pora in Koratota village, outside the capital Colombo.

Sri Lankan men take part in a traditional martial arts contest known as Angam Pora in Koratota village, outside the capital Colombo.

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Opera House staff sing "Happy Birthday" to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Sydney Opera House's architect, Jorn Utzon

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Opera House staff sing Happy Birthday to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Sydney Opera House's architect, Jorn Utzon.

Aunt Bessie's Mash Van shows off their new Mash Cone consisting of sausage, mash potato, gravy and peas in an ice cream cone.

A so-called "mash van" in the UK shows off its new "mash cone" with sausage, mashed potato, gravy and peas in an ice cream cone.




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

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific