A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A woman cries as she waits to hear news about relatives after an explosion at the Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine. Seventeen workers were confirmed dead and 16 are still missing.
Armored police vehicles believed to be carrying two Australian prisoners, arrive at the port to take a ferry to the prison island of Nusa Kambangan, where upcoming executions are expected to take place, in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. The planned executions of Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, have ratcheted up diplomatic tensions between Australia and Indonesia following repeated pleas of mercy for the pair, who are among 11 death row convicts scheduled to go before a firing squad.
Buddhists holding candles encircle a large Buddha statue during Makha Bucha Day at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.
An Indian army recruit wearing his ceremonial uniform looks on as he marches during the passing out parade at a garrison in Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar.