Finest photographs of the day: From Holi to Purim

The Typical Indian picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world from a ski marathon in Switzerland to Holi spring celebrations and the Purim festival

Maloya, Switzerland

Maloya, Switzerland

An aerial view of the 49th Engadin skiing marathon from Maloya to S-chanf, with more than 13,000 skiers take part

Glasgow, UK

Glasgow, UK

Rangers fans are contained by police on Springfield Road before the Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park

Mosul, Iraq

Mosul, Iraq

Displaced people flee their homes while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants

Mosul, Iraq

Mosul, Iraq

A member of the Iraqi forces enters a destroyed museum in Mosul after it was recaptured from Isis fighters

Guatemala City

Guatemala City

Protesters at Constitution Square demand justice for girls killed in a fire at a state-run shelter. The deaths of at least 39 teenagers in the shelter, where staff had been accused of sexual abuse and other mistreatment, has caused shock across Guatemala

Beijing, China

Beijing, China

Delegates in costumes leave the Great Hall of the People after the third plenary meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National People’s Congress

Kolkata, India

Kolkata, India

Students play with coloured powders as they celebrate Holi – the festival of colours

Canberra, Australia

Canberra, Australia

Members of the public watch as balloonists participating in the Canberra Balloon festival fly above the Australian capital

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

A woman shelters herself from rain with the Turkish flag during a demonstration in front of the Netherlands consulate. The Dutch embassy in Ankara and consulate in Istanbul have been sealed off for security reasons, as tensions soar between the two countries

Sierra Nevada, Spain

Sierra Nevada, Spain

Taku Hiraoka rides during the warm-up prior to the start of the men’s snowboard halfpipe final