A look at the best news photos from around the world.
An Afghan man carries a girl who was injured in a suicide bomb blast in Kabul. A huge explosion rocked Kabul as Taliban militants attacked the Afghan Ministry of Defense, killing at least 30 people.
Chinese artist Kong Ning wears a gown to promote her poetry works at a book fair in Beijing.
Fidel Castro sits as he clasps hands with his brother, Cuban President Raul Castro, right, and Second Secretary of the Central Committee, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, moments before the playing of the Communist party hymn during the closing ceremonies of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, in Havana.
A worker installs a new mural of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II by Frederick Wimsett, to mark her 90th birthday celebrations in central London. The longest-reigning monarch in British history turns 90 on Thursday.