10 Best news photos of the week


Syrian Kurds take cover from the rain in the southeastern town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey after mortars hit both sides on 2 October 2014.

A rider holds on as a bull tries to throw him during the Bull Ride Spectacular on the first day of the 2014 Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival grounds on 3 October 2014 in Deniliquin, Australia.

A Liberian health worker dressed in an anti-contamination suit speaks with a boy at a center for suspected Ebola patients, formerly the maternity ward at Redemption Hospital on 3 October 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. People at the center are tested for Ebola and if the results are positive, are sent to an Ebola treatment unit. The epidemic has killed more than 3,300 people in West Africa according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Indonesian Muslims perform Eid Al-Adha prayer at Al-Akbar Mosque on 5 October 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God, during which they sacrifice permissible animals, generally goats, sheep, and cows.

Turkish army forces tightened security measures in Turkey's border province Sanliurfa as the clashes between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Kurdish armed groups continue in Ayn al-Arab city, north of Syria, on 8 October 2014.

Members of the 'Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona' during the construction of a human tower during the 25th Tarragona Castells Competition on 5 October 2014 in Tarragona, Spain. The 'Castellers' who build the human towers with precise techniques compete in groups, known as 'colles', at local festivals with aim to build the highest and most complex human tower. The Catalan tradition is believed to have originated from human towers built at the end of the 18th century by dance groups and is part of the Catalan culture.

A Bishop reads 'L'Osservatore Romano' newspaper during the fourth day of the Synod on the themes of family on 9 October 2014 in Vatican City. The issues discussed were: 'what can the Church do to accompany families in difficult pastoral situations such as the separated, divorced or divorced and remarried, single parents, teen mothers, children from broken homes? What is the Churches pastoral outreach concerning unions of persons of the same sex?

Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson and Sherwood Howard get their marriage license at the Clark County Marriage Bureau on 9 October 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The county began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after a conservative group removed its opposition to the ruling on 7 October by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Nevada and Idaho's ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional.

A group of Egyptians hold anti-coup protests in Abu El Nomrus district of Giza, Egypt on 9 October 2014. Protestors chant slogans and hold banners during demonstration.

Large concrete blocks help secure boats that have been pulled from the harbour at Okinawa on 10 October 2014 in Okinawa, Japan. Typhoon Vongfong is expected to pass within 100 miles of Okinawa, military bases are preparing for major impacts.

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