A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Pope Francis blows candles on a birthday cake on the occasion of his 78th birthday as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
Palestinian youths fish on a small boat at sunset in Gaza City.
A Shi'ite student of Imamia Students Organization (ISO) holds a placard during a protest against an attack by Taliban militants at an army-run school in Peshawar the previous day, in Karachi.
People walk past a model of a dinosaur, with Santa Claus hat and gloves on it, at the Dinosaurs Park located in the Taiga area at the Royev Ruchey zoo in the suburbs of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.