A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A European wildcat hides and sleeps in a hole at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany. Germany currently faces snowfall and temperatures around the freezing point.
An Ukrainian policeman embraces his wife during a ceremony in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, before his departure to the east of the country where he will take part in an "Anti-Terrorist Operation" (ATO).
A general view of Italy's Chambers of Deputies as it begins voting for a new president in Rome. Lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a first round of voting on Thursday, leaving Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hoping to push through his candidate only in a fourth round when the required threshold of votes is lower.
Relatives of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh place a poster of him in front of their new gathering headquarters in Amman. Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by IS, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman.