A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands among a group of protesters from tobacconist groups throwing papers in the air in oppostion to neutral cigarette packaging in Paris, France. Government officials claim the packaging will help to reduce the attractiveness of the product, while the tobacco industry claims plain packing will permit easier means of producing counterfeit cigarettes.
A fan rides a bicycle as he is suspended from a cable during the 161-km (100 miles) 17th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup in the French Alps mountains.
A university assistant shows fragments of an old Quran at the University in Birmingham, in Birmingham central England. The University of Birmingham said that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript may have been written close to the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Radiocarbon testing at Oxford University dated the parchment to the time of the prophet, who is generally believed to have lived between 570 and 632.
Cucumbers carved by Japanese sushi chef Okitsugu Kado with the faces of (L-R) tennis player Kei Nishikori, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and figure skater Mao Asada are displayed during a promotional event in Tokyo.