A day in photos

  • 7 Apr 2017 at 19:21
  • Newspaper section: Photo

The fatal crash of a hijacked beer truck in Stockholm and a world record attempt by hot-air balloons are among featured events on April 7, 2017.

The rear of a truck, left, protrudes after it crashed into a department store injuring several people in central Stockholm, Sweden. — TT News Agency via AP

Some of the 100 balloons taking part in a world record attempt for a mass hot-air balloon crossing of the English Channel, fly over the Port of Dover in Kent, England. — Victoria Jones/PA via AP

Bomb disposal officers inspect the scene of an overnight explosion that brought down a power pole in Yala, one of a string of bombings in the three southernmost provinces and part of Songkhla. — Maluding Tido

Dancers parade in Pathum Thani to promote the traditional Thai New Year, Songkran, next week. — Apichit Jinakul

A student prays before drawing a result for his secondary education enrollment at Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School in Bangkok. — Patipat Janthong

Thousands of Cambodian workers are returning for Songkran celebrations in their homeland through a border crossing in Pong Nam Ron district, Chanthaburi. — Trairong Meethabthim

The US guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk land-attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, part of the United States attack on a Syrian air base in fiery retaliation for the Assad regime's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians this week. — US Navy via AP

Spain's King Felipe, top centre left, Queen Letizia, top centre right, Japan's Emperor Akihito, bottom, and Empress Michiko, top right, admire a 16-century table clock presented by then Spanish King Felipe III to Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of the Edo Shogunate, as Kunozan Toshogu Shrine chief priest Hidekuni Ochiai accompanies them in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo. — Kyodo News via AP

Britain's Prince Harry, centre, speaks to members of the Bath University Rugby team after they demonstrated a scrum machine used for research. — AP

Indonesian activists give the "thumbs down" sign during a protest against Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc outside the building that houses the US mining giant's office in Jakarta. The protesters are demanding the company close its mine in Papua province, saying that it siphons off the region's wealth and provides little in return. — AP

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