A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A brand ambassador tests Samsung's Gear VR headset at the Samsung Galaxy booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
A protester, holding a Bahraini flag, confronts a riot police armored personnel carrier in an attempt to stop it from entering the village of Bilad Al Qadeem, south of Manama. Bahraini police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to scatter protesters who gathered outside the home of Sheikh Ali Salman, a Shi'ite Muslim opposition leader, witnesses said, after he was remanded in custody for a further 15 days.
The hearse carrying the casket of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo is escorted by members of the New York State Police as it arrives at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church for funeral service in the Manhattan borough of New York.
A dog called Snowball rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea settles into the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria shelter, Jan. 5, 2015. A total of 23 dogs destined to be killed for human consumption in South Korea are being imported into the United States this week to be put up for adoption as pets, in the first dog rescue of its kind.