In Pictures

Day in pictures: 1 October

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world during the past 24 hours.

Image copyright Kyodo News/ap
Image caption Japanese rescue teams resumed searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption. Recovery efforts have been hampered by conditions as the volcano continues to shoot gas, rocks and ash into the air. Hundreds of hikers were on the volcano when it erupted - nearly 50 people are known to have died.
Image copyright ETIENNE LAURENT/epa
Image caption A model presents a creation during the Spring/Summer 2015 Ready to Wear Collection by Chinese designer Masha Ma during Paris Fashion Week.
Image copyright Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images
Image caption A jockey spurs on his buffaloes as they race during Barapan Kebo as part of the Moyo festival in Sumbawa Island, Indonesia.
Image copyright SEDAT SUNA/epa
Image caption A Syrian toddler sleeps in a makeshift cradle installed in a tent set up for refugees in the Suruc district, near Sanliurfa, Turkey.
Image copyright Yannis Behrakis/reuters
Image caption A tourist takes photos of an Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) display over the Bals-Fiord north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway.
Image copyright Olivia Harris/reuters
Image caption Uzbekistan's Valeriya Davidova performs in the individual rhythmic gymnastics at the Namdong Gymnasium Club during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Image copyright DENNIS M. SABANGAN/epa
Image caption Thousands have joined pro-democracy protests in central Hong Kong, as they spread on China's 65th National Day. The protesters want China to withdraw plans to vet candidates for the next Hong Kong leadership election in 2017.
Image copyright Darren Staples/reuters
Image caption Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to cut taxes for thirty million people if the Conservatives win next year's general election. Speaking at his party's annual conference he also said the threshold for the 40p income tax rate would be raised from £41,900 to £50,000, under a future Conservative government.
Image copyright Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Image caption Singer Lorde performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.