A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Dexter Newcomb begins cleanup at his house in Scituate, Massachusetts the day after a winter storm left his neighborhood coated in frozen sea spray, snow and sand.
Pope Francis is greeted by Argentinian officers of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, UNFICYP, as he arrives for his weekly general audience in Pope Paul II Hall, at the Vatican.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and his wife, Alexis, lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns as part of NASA's Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The wreaths were laid in memory of those men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts during a session at the upper house of Parliament in Tokyo.
Free Syrian Army fighter Ahmed al-Hussein pets puppies near the frontline in Aziza village in the southern countryside of Aleppo.
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah (L) on the Lebanese border with Israel as the town of Al-Ghajar is seen on the right. Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) poses with members of a Carnival dance troupe in Berlin. Merkel traditionally receives carnival princes and princesses annually from every German state at the Chancellery prior to the start of the carnival season.
Visitors stand on the viewing platform of the new 360-degree panorama 'Dresden 1945 - Tragedy and Hope of a European City' by Berlin-based artist Yadegar Asisi in the Asisi Panometer in Dresden, eastern Germany. The panorama, which is more than 30 meters high and has a 100-meter circumference, shows the city of Dresden after the bombings in February 1945.
A model presents a creation of Viktor & Rolf during the 2015 Haute Couture Spring-Summer collection fashion show in Paris, France.
A protester wears a globe mask during an anti-fracking protest at County Hall in Preston, northwest England.
Stephane Walker of Switzerland skates during the European Figure Skating championships in Stockholm, Sweden.
A flock of colored pigeons fly during a pigeon-breeding competition in the southern Spanish village of Bollullos de la Mitacion.