A day in photos

  • 11 Apr 2017 at 15:35
  • Newspaper section: Photo

Painting an elephant for Songkran in Ayutthaya and free helmets in Phnom Penh are featured events on April 11, 2017.

A tourist paints an elephant as part of the activities to promote the Songkran festival at Wat Phra Ram in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district of Ayutthaya. — Patipat Janthong

Sang Piseth, the director of Department of Public Works and Transport, provides a helmet to a motorbike driver on a street in Phnom Penh. The agency provided free helmets and traffic safety advice to drivers in an effort to cut down traffic accidents on the road as people are leaving the city to their villages for Khmer New Year celebrations. — EPA

Shoppers take photographs of their children with the Smurfs toys displayed inside a mall in Kuala Lumpur. — AP

Hundreds of protesters stage a rally demanding the Indonesian government to suspend Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama 'Ahok' from his position after he was named as a suspect in a blasphemy case. — EPA

Media wait for the arrival of former Iranian culture minister and conservative politician Mostafa Mir-Salim at the Ministry of Interior in Tehran during the registration for Iran's upcoming presidential elections on May 19. — EPA

An activist wearing a costume of Jesus Christ reenacts his crucifixion as part of a symbolic protest against the numerous killings in connection to the Philippine government's anti-drug campaign during a Holy Week Lent rally outside the presidential palace in Manila. — Reuters

A rescue worker walking beside the scene where a parking garage under construction collapsed is seen through a hole in the compound gate in Mexico City on April 10. The collapse killed at least six people and nine injured. — AP

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