A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A man walks through heavy snow in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Much of downtown was deserted as state and city government offices were closed for the day. A major winter storm is hitting much of the Eastern part of the U.S. and also affecting the Midwest and South.
Activists of the Ukrainian nationalist parties take part in a rally during celebrations for Unity Day in Kyiv. Ukraine has been celebrating the anniversary since the western and eastern parts of the country were unified to create a single state in 1919.
A Somali soldier looks at Lido Beach from the terrace of the Lido restaurant, following Thursday's overnight attack in Mogadishu. Islamist al-Shabab militants killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming the popular seaside restaurant.
Alleged Filipino "comfort women" Narcisa Claveria, 85, left, and Hilaria Bustamante, 90, display Origami paper cranes to symbolize peace during a forum in Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The forum was held to demand justice, compensation and apology from the Japanese government for their alleged WWII ordeal.