Today's best photos: from a SpaceX launch to segregated schools in Afghanistan

'The National' selects the most stunning pictures from around the world

Domestic violence in Mexico

Activists demonstrate against domestic violence and feticides in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico. A huge pink cross, which represents the 800 feticides perpetrated in the last 10 years in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, was painted by groups of women in the central courtyard of the Government Palace. EPA / Juan Carlos Cruz

Wind turbine cleaning

A man works on a wind turbine at the Haili factory during an organised media tour in Rudong, Jiangsu province, China.

Young cowboys

A boy on horseback grazes a flock of sheep in the village of Koy-Tash near Bishkek, in Kyrgyzstan. Child labour remains one of the most acute and insoluble problems in Kyrgyzstan, with about 40 per cent of children in country employed. Many of them are forced to work for economic and family reasons.

Asylum seekers dry their clothes in the sun

Clothes are laid out on the ground to dry under the International Bridge between Mexico and the US where asylum seekers are waiting to be processed in Del Rio, Texas.

Sunset football in South Africa

Locals play football on a dusty pitch in Soweto, South Africa.

Gender segregation in Afghanistan

Schoolgirls look out after arriving at a gender-segregated school in Kabul.

Boy rests at landfill site

The son of a rubbish collector rests as his father, not pictured, looks for items that can be resold at a landfill site in Lhokseumawe, in Indonesia.

A quiet moment in Ethiopia

Gebre Yeshiber, 81, sits in his garden as he watches Ethiopian National Defence Forces soldiers train in a field at Dabat, 70 kilometres north-east of Gondar, in Ethiopia.

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

An aerial view of the Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area in Aba, in China's south-western Sichuan province.

Updated: September 16th 2021, 1:20 PM