A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salaheddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group.
Student protesters shout inside a monastery compound after police surrounded the monastery apparently to prevent them from proceeding with a protest march against an academic law to Yangon from Letpadan, north of Yangon, Myanmar, to protest against an academic law.
Performers spray molten iron against a concrete wall to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Nuanquan town of Yuxian County, Hebei province, China, March 1, 2015.
A woman holds a sign reading "I am not afraid" during a march in Moscow, Russia, in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was shot and killed near the Kremlin on Feb. 27, 2015. (Photo taken by Vladimir Zablitsky from Moscow on March 1, 2015)