A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor of Hong Kong to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Monkey.
An unidentified injured man is escorted by riot police at Mongkok in Hong Kong. Riot police used batons and pepper spray to quell fights after authorities tried to move illegal street vendors from a working-class Hong Kong district, the worst street clashes since pro-democracy protests in late 2014. It is not known whether the injured man is a protester.
An aerial view shows firefighters and emergency personnel working at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, southern Germany. Two Meridian commuter trains operated by Transdev collided head-on near Bad Aibling, around 60 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of Munich, killing at least nine people and injuring close to 100, police said. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.