A selection of some of the best news photographs from South Africa and around the world.
A dog dressed in a dinosaur costume attends the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Manhattan in New York City on October 20, 2019. Picture: Johannes EISELE / AFP
Herman Mashaba, right, together with DA leader Mmusi Maimane address the media at a press conference at the Johannesburg city council, 21 October 2019. Mashaba announced his resignation, effective on November 27. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark
Soldiers patrol the streets of Concepcion, Chile, on October 20, 2019, during protests. Fresh clashes broke out in Chile’s capital Santiago on Sunday after two people died when a supermarket was torched overnight as violent protests sparked by anger over economic conditions and social inequality raged into a third day. Picture: PABLO HIDALGO / AFP
A woman uses her mobile phone while riding her bike on a street in Beijing on October 21, 2019. Picture: NOEL CELIS / AFP
A Tshwane Rescue services member can be seen walking down a road to inspect a veld fire near a residential area in Centurion, 21 October 2019, in Pretoria. With the current heatwave and lack of rain uncontrolled veld fires are a common occurrence this time of year. Picture: Jacques Nelles
A farmer’s head is being shaved during a protest in Chennai on October 21, 2019, demanding profitable prices for their products and waver of their debts. Picture: ARUN SANKAR / AFP
A dog belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) dog squad takes part in an exercise to demonstrate its attack and threat neutralising skills during a show in Bangalore on October 21, 2019. Picture: Manjunath Kiran / AFP
A pedestrian passes a graffiti mural of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, near Westminster Magistrates Court in London on October 21, 2019, ahead of a case management hearing in Assange’s case. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was ordered Friday to make his first in-person London court appearance to determine whether he can be released from prison as he fights extradition to the United States. The 48-year-old Australian has been in custody at the high-security Belmarsh prison in southwest London since being dramatically dragged from Ecuador’s embassy in April. Picture: ISABEL INFANTES / AFP
Muslim demonstrators take part in a protest in Dhaka on October 21, 2019, a day after deadly clashes when police shot at Bangladeshi Muslims protesting Facebook messages that allegedly defamed the Prophet Mohammed. Thousands protested against police across Bangladesh on October 21, a day after at least four people died when officers fired on a crowd in one of the country’s deadliest religious riots to date. Some 20 000 Muslims called for the execution of a young Hindu man on Bhola island Sunday for writing Facebook messages that allegedly defamed the Prophet Mohammed, with police saying they opened fire after rocks were thrown at officers. Picture: Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP
Dutch Kirsten Wild (C) during the women’s scratch final at the European Track Cycling Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, 16 October 2019. Picture: EPA-EFE/VINCENT JANNINK
Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi in action during the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal surfing event as part of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour in Praia dos Supertubos in Peniche, Portugal, 20 October 2019. Picture: EPA-EFE/CARLOS BARROSO
A Boeing 777-3FX type passanger plane of Etihad Airways passes in front of the Sun as photographed from Salgotarjan, northern Hungary, 20 October 2019. Picture: EPA-EFE/PETER KOMKA
A woman takes a selfie in a field of Kochia (Bassia scoparia), a kind of tumbleweed, at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Japan, 21 October 2019. Over 30 000 Kochia balls are planted every year in June in the 350-hectare field. The plants then gradually turn their color from green to red between July and October. Picture: EPA-EFE/TORU HANAI
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