February 5, 2016
Published February 05, 2016
A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Volcanic lightning is seen at an eruption of Mount Sakurajima, in this photo taken from Tarumizu city, Kagoshima prefecture, southwestern Japan. (Kyodo photo)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (C) addresses media and supporters from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in central London. In a report released Friday, a United Nations panel finds Assange has been 'arbitrarily detained.'
A pedestrian passes in front of an American flag as snow falls in Manchester, New Hampshire. Stoic New Englanders doggedly went about their business as a winter storm, that could drop close to a foot of snow in some areas, struck the region ahead of the state's presidential primary vote next week.
An activist holds a banner with a portrait of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh as he demonstrates outside the Dutch embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. The activists demand that Dutch people ignore what they say is propaganda, ahead of an upcoming Dutch Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.
A man looks at the carcass of a Sperm Whale on the beach in Hunstanton, Britain. The sixth whale died on a British beach on Thursday, the latest of two dozen of the bus-length mammals to wash ashore and perish in shallow waters on the coastline of Europe's North Sea.
Protesters wear monkey masks during a rally at the Chinese Consulate in the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, to protest China's "continued incursions" in the disputed islands off South China Sea. This year is the Year of Monkey in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Newlywed Syrian couple Nada Merhiand Hassan Youssef have their wedding pictures taken in a heavily damaged building in the war ravaged city of Homs. A Syrian photographer thought of using the destruction of Homs to take pictures of newlyweds to show that life is stronger than death.
Supporters of the religious party Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (JUI) listen to their leaders speak during a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
A box containing the corpse of Saint Pio da Pietralcina, who died in 1968, is carried in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Saint Pio, widely venerated in Italy and abroad, is famous for bearing the stigmata, which are the marks of Christ, and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is displayed prior to a press conference at Moscone Center in advance of Super Bowl 50, Santa Clara, California. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
A bus passes street decorations with Chinese zodiac animals ahead of the Lunar New Year in Singapore. The Lunar New Year of the Monkey falls on February 8.
A Jewish man prays at the Western Wall, the most holy site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City.
Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia carries the torch during the opening ceremony of the 12th South Asian Games at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Gauhati, India. The Games will see the participation of more than 3,000 athletes from eight participating countries.
A model dressed in an outfit made with chocolate presents the creation at the Brussels "Le Salon du Chocolat" chocolate fair.
A man rides a horse-drawn carriage on the frozen Cildir Lake in Kars province, eastern Turkey.