Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, center, arrives at the federal courthouse Wednesday in Chicago, where he is scheduled to change his plea to guilty in a hush-money case that alleges he agreed to pay someone $3.5 million to hide claims of past misconduct by the Illinois Republican.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Marton / Associated PressLink
Madonna performs during her, "Rebel Heart Tour," at The Forum in Inglewood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
A surfer goes airborne off a wave amid a building swell at the Huntington Beach pier.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Divers looking at yellowtail fusilier fish on the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau, which became the world's largest marine sanctuaries, saying it wanted to restore the ocean for future generations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICHARD BROOKS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Indigenous men from the Xerente tribe watch the competition during the first World Games for Indigenous Peoples in Palmas, Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Buda Mendes / Getty ImagesLink
Models use their mobile phones to take pictures backstage during China Fashion Week in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Medical workers move a woman, who is suspected of having Ebola, upon her arrival at Meioxeiro Hospital in northwestern Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SALVADOR SAS / EPALink
US gymnast Margaret Nichols competes on the beam during the Women's Team event final on the fifth day of the 2015 World Gymnastics Championship in Glasgow, Scotland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessandra Tarantino / Associated PressLink
Riot police force a gate to enter the headquarters of opposition television stations and newspapers in Istanbul, Turkey. Police in Istanbul have carried out a dawn raid, using tear gas to enter the headquarters of a media company linked to a government critic, enforcing a court order to seize the business.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Usame Ari / Associated PressLink
Pro-Russian separatists push an MT-12 Rapira 100-mm anti-tank gun into a hangar in the village of Zelene, Ukraine. The antitank gun is one of fifteen withdrawn from Donetsk in accordance with the Minsk agreements.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEKSEY FILIPPOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pakistani children reflected in a mirror sit on the ground in their home damaged from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Sajjad / Associated PressLink
Palestinian demonstrators burn tires and throw stones near the Israeli controversial defense wall separating the West Bank city of Abu Dis from east Jerusalem, during clashes with Israeli security forces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Yemeni man carries his bags through the ruins of buildings destroyed in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Kashmiri men sell their produce at the floating vegetable market on the Dal Lake surrounded by dense fog on a cold morning in Srinagar, India. Vegetables traded in the floating market are supplied to Srinagar and many towns across the Kashmir valley.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
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