A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Holiday Lights on the Sun: The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:28 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 2014. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event.
The silhouettes of visitors are seen against the decorated lights on trees to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year at Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea.
An orangutan named Sandra sits in her enclosure at Buenos Aires' Zoo in Argentina.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (L) reacts as activists throw fries and mayonnaise on him during an anti-government protest by feminist activist group LilithS (formerly the Belgian branch of Femen) at a press conference at the Cercle de Wallonie in Namur.