Thursday’s Pictures in the News begins with a moonscape scene in central Japan, where rescuers walk in line after their search operation near the peak of Mt. Ontake after Saturday’s eruption — the worst fatal eruption in Japan’s postwar history. More photos
Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters face police outside the Legislative Counsel Office. More Photos
Monrovia, Liberia: A young girl cries as community activists approach her home in Monrovia, Liberia, a day after her mother was taken away by an ambulance to an Ebola ward.
Kabul, Afghanistan: An Afghan trader waits for customers early in the morning at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival.
Anaheim: Ground crew members paint the Major League Baseball logo on the field at Angel Stadium in preparation for Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Angels and the Kansas City Royals.
Add stops in Los Angeles, Italy, Israel and Scotland to round out the report.