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Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, England

Debris flies as runners and riders clear a fence during day one of the Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, England, Thursday April 6, 2017. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

The day in pictures

Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributes Certificate of Appointment to constables of Paharia Special India Reserve Batallion in Jharkhand, students perform Bhangra as they celebrate Vaisakhi in wheat fields on the outskirts of Chandigarh, debris flies as runners and riders clear a fence during day one of the Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse in England, Google’s Vice President Rajan Anandan addresses during a programme where Google’s philanthropic arm announced grants of $8.4 million to four Indian NGOs to enhance the learning experience for students, people hold flowers during a rally honoring the victims of St. Petersburg’s subway bombing just off Red Square in Russia and more. Here is a quick round-up of the most astounding images of the day.

(Image credits – Reuters and AP; compiled by Parimita Barik)

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