A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Pope Francis delivers his speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
A monk chants a Buddhist mantra in front of a public lottery counter in Tokyo, Japan. Lottery stand owners hire monks to conduct ritual purification on their stands for a big win.
A police officer guards a closed street along West Florissant Avenue, where protesters and looters rampaged businesses following the grand jury decision not to indict -- formally charge -- a white policeman who shot dead the unarmed black teen Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri.
A row of cars burn at a used car lot during a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after teenager Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on August 9.