A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Emirati officials arrive for the launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives project in a ballroom at the Emirates Towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A man walks by cars piling up after floods in Mandelieu la Napoule, southern France. Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed more than a dozen people, some drowned in a retirement home and others trapped in cars and campsites.
Bishops and cardinals pray as Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass of the Synod of bishops, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
AFP photographer Menahem Kahana (C) is roughed up by an Israeli policeman during a demonstration in a street in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. Israel took a rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from the Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child.