A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Iranian worshipers recite verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran and Bidgol, some 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as a little robot waves at her during a reception at the 'Technische Universitaet' (Technical University) in Berlin, Germany.
A Chinese man explodes a string of firecrackers down his trousers during a performance in a bar in Hunchun in China's northeast Jilin province. The man was uninjured following the stunt.
Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, crowd around the vehicle carrying the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, during her funeral procession in Kolkata, India.