A look at the best news photos from around the world.
People walk past the ice-covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in Bryant Park in Manhattan, New York City. Schools in many large cities closed on Thursday as freezing temperatures and harsh winds swept across central and eastern U.S. states for a third day in a row.
Pope Francis greets Angelina Jolie in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican after screening her film Unbroken to some Vatican officials and ambassadors.
French riot officers patrol in Longpont, north of Paris. Police hunted down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre to make sure they don't strike again.
A seagull flies near a Sky TV drone covering a cricket match on day five of the second international Test cricket match, between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand.