A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Presiding Officer Carmel McBride (L) and Garda Sergeant Paul McGee leave the polling station to depart by helicopter from the island of Inishbofin, in Ireland. The island, situated off of the coast of Donegal, went to the polls for a general election, a day before the mainland.
Japanese college students shout and raise their fists during a rally held to boost their morale ahead of their job hunt, at an outdoor theater in Tokyo.
High seas and strong winds stranded the 76-foot commercial fishing vessel Carolina Queen III off New York's Rockaway Beach and capsized a U.S. Coast Guard boat that rushed to help, but no one was injured, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.
Yellow confetti rain on the military component during the 30th anniversary celebration at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, the Philippines, of the "People Power Revolution" that toppled the 20-year-rule of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.