Photos of the Day: A World War II Veteran and Hundreds of Pilgrims

This is a selection of photos that will inform you about everything important that happened today around the world. From ballet dancers to firefighters, these highlights will impress you, so scroll down to discover more!

Check them out for more information and start to see our world through photos!

Lima, Peru

A dog looks at a beached five meter long sperm whale at San Bartolo beach. Police and surfers saved the injured cetacean which had remained stranded for some hours.

Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images

Moscow, Russia

World War II veteran Lev Yatsevich, 92, salutes as he waits for other participants of an event marking the anniversary of the failed August 1991 hard-line coup outside the former Russian parliament building.

Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

California, US

Two girls try out a paddle board on the clear waters of Lake Tahoe near the site of the 23rd annual Lake Tahoe Summit.

Photograph: Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Istanbul, Turkey

Police with shields during a demonstration against the replacement of Kurdish mayors with state officials in three cities. The Turkish government removed the mayors from office over alleged links to Kurdish militants.

Photograph: Yasin Akgül/AFP/Getty Images

Chengdu, China

People sit by a table with a duck on it at an animal-themed cafe. The cafe owns four ducks and two pigs

Photograph: China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

Beijing, China

A robot Fish-Miro developed by Hi-Techpia Technology (Shenzhen) goes on display at the world robot conference

Photograph: Imaginechina/Rex/Shutterstock

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Laundrymen, known locally as fanico, wash clothes in a stream in Banco National Park

Photograph: Anadolu Agency/via Getty Images

Rila Mountain, Bulgaria

Members of an international religious movement called the Great White Brotherhood perform a ritual dance. Hundreds of pilgrims converge on the mountain to mark the spiritual new year with a collective meditative dance that they believe connects them to cosmic rhythms

Photograph: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images

İzmir, Turkey

Firefighters are battling a series of wildfires that have consumed about 500 hectares of land along the Aegean coast

Photograph: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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