Thursday’s Pictures in the News begins at Camp Pendleton near San Diego, where members of the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, returned after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.
Minaze, Syria: Smoke rises after a U.S.-led coalition airstrike on Minaze village near Kobane, Syria, as seen from the Turkish side of the border.
Paynesville. Liberia: Health workers at Doctors Without Borders talk with Ebola patients in the high-risk area of the ELWA 3 Ebola treatment center. The World Health Organization says that more than 4,500 people have died due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, with a mortality rate for the disease at about 70%.
Soweto, South Africa: Using ballet and dance to promote healthy and positive choices, the Joburg Ballet conducted performances to raise awareness and inform students of the free classes they provide.
Bucharest, Romania: A girl walks with a lighted candle during an event marking the international Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Romania’s infant-mortality rate is more than double the European Union average, with one in 100 children not reaching their first birthday.
Add stops in England, France, Switzerland, Spain and China to round out the report.