Health workers in Monrovia, Liberia, carry an Ebola victim's body from a treatment center for cremation. A health workers union in Liberia demanding higher wages as a form of hazard pay has proposed a strike while new statistics from the World Health Organization show that the number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000 in the worst-affected West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMED JALLANZO / EPALink
Oscar Pistorius in court on Day 2 of sentencing procedures in Pretoria, South Africa. A probation officer employed by the defense team said that Pistorius should be spared a prison term for the killing of his girlfriend, arguing that appalling jail conditions would be devastating to the Olympic athlete.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THEMBA HADEBE / EPALink
Girls carry bags of plastic items and tin salvaged from the municipal garbage dump in Maputo, Mozambique.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Protesters hold candles and display messages demanding justice in the killing of a transgender Filipino woman, Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, in Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Police remove barricades from a second Hong Kong protest site, a day after a similar attempt in the city's main occupied area largely backfired as pro-democracy demonstrators rebuilt and reinforced their defenses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO UGARTE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Police clash with demonstrators outside parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, where deputies in a series of votes rejected proposals to officially recognize a controversial World War II-era partisan group as national heroes. Thousands of Svoboda nationalist party supporters rallied in Kiev earlier in the day in celebration of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, but officials from the party denied vehemently that its members were involved in the unrest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Chuzavkov / Associated PressLink
A man walks past a shrapnel-riddled car door after a car bomb exploded in Kabul. At least two civilians were injured by the blast in the Afghan capital, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A new Christian sits in a tub of water to be baptized at an underground independent Protestant church in Beijing. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on Christians and allows legal practice of the faith only at state-approved churches.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Getty ImagesLink
Mourners gather for the funeral of four female Kurdish fighters killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State at a cemetery in Suruc, Turkey, near the Syrian border. Kobani, on the Syrian side of the border, and its surrounding areas have been under assault by Islamic State fighters since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated PressLink
A man passes by the glass pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris. France's Culture Ministry announced recently that it plans to provide new resources to allow the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles and the Musee d’Orsay, which are now open only six days a week, to operate seven days a week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michel Euler / Associated PressLink
A German tourist makes giant bubbles at sunset at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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