A look at the best news photos from around the world.
An Italian soldier patrols near Rome's Colosseum. Milan's cathedral and La Scala opera house, as well as "general venues" like churches, synagogues, restaurants, theaters and hotels have been identified as "potential targets" in those two cities for terrorist attacks.
People share a quiet moment in front of flowers, candles and messages in tribute to victims at the Place de la Republique in Paris, one week after a series of deadly attacks in the French capital.
Security forces evacuate a man from an area surrounding the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali. Gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury hotel, seizing 170 guests and staff in an ongoing hostage-taking that has left at least three people dead.
Jonathan Pollard and his wife leave the federal courthouse in New York. Pollard was released on parole after spending 30 years in prison in North Carolina for his conviction in 1987 of passing classified information to Israel while working as a U.S. Navy analyst.