A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Men dressed in Spartan-style costumes walk through a commercial plaza in Beijing, July 22, 2015. A salad store paraded dozens of half-naked Western men dressed as Spartans through China's capital as a publicity stunt, drawing a crackdown by police who were photographed restraining some of them on the ground.
The Soyuz TMA-17M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying Expedition 44 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA, and Flight Engineer Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) into orbit. (Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
Kjell Lindgren of the U.S., a member of the International Space Station (ISS) crew, gestures to his family from a bus before departure for a final pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, July 22, 2015.
Afghan men wash under a waterfall to cool off in Parwan province, Afghanistan .