A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Cairo University students shout slogans against the government after the verdict of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's trial, at the university's campus in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Protests erupted at universities across the country, condemning a court decision to drop criminal charges against Mubarak.
Pope Francis (L) kisses Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I after they signed a joint statement at St. George Church, the principal Greek Orthodox cathedral in Istanbul as part of a three-day visit in Turkey.
Afghan children sit near their home in Herat. As winter sets in across Central Asia, many Afghans struggle to provide adequate food and shelter for their families.
An overloaded vehicle transports people returning from the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur, Nov. 29, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise.