A look at the best news photos from around the world.
This handout picture taken by Wakayama Adventure World shows twin giant panda babies, born at the Wakayama Adventure World zoo at Shirahama in Wakayama prefecture, western Japan.
Somali security officers attempt to extinguish a fire at the scene of an explosion in front of the airport in Mogadishu. A car bomb struck a United Nations convoy in the capital, killing at least three Somalis who were not U.N. staff members, police and a U.N. spokesman said.
Gregory Hughes, left, father of Phillip Hughes, helps to carry Phillips's coffin during his funeral in Macksville, Australia. Cricketer Phillip Hughes, 25, died on Nov. 25 after being hit near the ear by a ball during a match between South Australia and his former state side New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
A H-IIA rocket carrying Hayabusa 2 space probe blasts off from the launching pad at Tanegashima Space Center on the Japanese southwestern island of Tanegashima, in this photo taken by Kyodo. The space probe named for a falcon sets off on a six-year round trip journey to an asteroid for samples that scientists hope will help reveal the origins of life.