A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Hundreds of pairs of shoes are displayed at the place de la Republique, in Paris, France, as part of a symbolic and peaceful rally called by the NGO Avaaz "Paris sets off for climate. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start on Nov. 30, 2015, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world to urge them to reach a strong agreement to slow global warming.
Protesters perform during a rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, held the day before the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference.
A woman wears a gas mask during a demonstration organized by environmental NGOs in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany on the eve of the official opening of a 195-nation UN climate summit in Paris.
Protesters throw up a globe-shaped balloon during a rally in Rome, Italy, held the day before the start of the 2015 Paris World Climate Change Conference, known as the COP21 summit.