A look at the best news photos from around the world.
The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-19M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS), blasts off at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
British astronaut Tim Peake, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), waves to his children from a bus prior the launch of Soyuz TMA-19M space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
The Lindt Cafe building is illuminated to mark the one year anniversary of the cafe siege in Sydney, Australia, by a self-styled Islamic cleric which left two hostages dead.
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, takes part in drumming 'music therapy' as she attends the Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party at Anna Freud Centre, in London.