A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Participants swim with a portrait of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in the Hanjiang River, a large branch of the Yangtze River in Xiangyang, Hubei province, to celebrate the upcoming 49th anniversary of Mao swimming in the Yangtze River, local media reported.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (C) blows out candles on her birthday cake at a school for Syrian refugee girls, built by the NGO Kayany Foundation, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. The youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon by opening the school and called on world leaders to invest in "books not bullets".
Kite surfers take advantage of strong westerly winds and choppy waves on Sydney's Botany Bay, Australia.
Pope Francis is greeted by an elderly woman during his visit to the Banado Norte neighborhood in Asuncion, Paraguay.