A look at the best news photos from around the world.
An Iranian woman displays her ink-stained finger after voting in the parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections at a polling station in Qom. Polls opened Friday in parliamentary elections, the country's first since its landmark nuclear deal with world powers last summer.
Flowers are seen on the reflecting pool of the 9/11 Memorial during a commemoration ceremony marking the 23rd anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York.
Security forces wear gas masks at the Kosovo assembly, after opposition lawmakers released tear gas canisters disrupting a parliamentary session in Pristina. Lawmakers were readying to vote on whether to elect Hashim Thaci, foreign minister and former guerrilla leader, as the next president.
A Syrian boy plays between destroyed buildings in the old city of Homs, Syria. The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote Friday afternoon on a draft resolution endorsing the "cessation of hostilities" in Syria that is set to start at midnight local time.