In Pictures

Day in pictures: 17 October

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

Image caption US President Barack Obama speaks to the press about the Ebola crisis, saying the risk of Americans getting the virus was "extremely low". Meanwhile, a UN chief has warned that West Africa faces a potential food crisis because of the Ebola crisis.
Image copyright Kin Cheung/ap
Image caption Hong Kong police have cleared tents and barricades in the Mongkok area as part of attempts to rein in the disruption caused by the pro-democracy protests. Hong Kong's chief executive has said the government could hold new talks with student protesters next week.
Image copyright DANIEL DAL ZENNARO/epa
Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande speak at the Asia-Europe (Asem) summit in Milan, northern Italy.
Image copyright David W Cerny/reuters
Image caption People walk over the installation called The Pool during the Signal light festival in Prague, Czech Republic.
Image copyright Jason Reed/reuters
Image caption Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain is pictured during the second practice session for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Phillip Island.
Image copyright Andina/epa
Image caption A building collapses during a fire at the Dos de Mayo square in the historic centre of Lima, Peru. The fire destroyed the upper level and left two people injured.
Image copyright Hannibal/reuters
Image caption An actor takes a selfie after a photocall for the new horror stunt show called Horror Nights at the Filmpark Babelsberg theme park in Potsdam, Germany.
Image caption Athletes compete during the World Rowing Coastal Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece.