In Pictures

Day in pictures: 30 September

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world during the past 24 hours.

Image copyright JOE SHAMESH/epa
Image caption Film-makers Joe Shemesh and Doug Thost have spent months in dark, wet Tasmanian caves recording the lives of the Tasmanian cave spider.
Image copyright Carlos Barria/reuters
Image caption A protester sleeps as she blocks a street near government headquarters in Hong Kong. Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign "immediately", as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill.
Image copyright Issei Kato/reuters
Image caption Mongolia's Nandintsetseg Myagmardulam (red) fights with Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova during their women's fly semi-final boxing match at Seonhak Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Image copyright Yannis Behrakis/reuters
Image caption A display of aurora borealis (Northern Lights) is seen north of the Arctic Circle, over the village of Mestervik in northern Norway.
Image copyright Jose Luis de la Cruz/epa
Image caption Demonstrators stormed the congress building in the capital of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero to protest against the killing of six people during violence over the weekend.
Image copyright Mahmoud Hebbo/reuters
Image caption Men inspect a site hit by what activists say was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar district of Aleppo.
Image copyright Jon Davidson/Office of President Clinton/ap
Image caption Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, with their grand-daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. Their daughter, Chelsea, gave birth to the baby girl at a New York hospital.
Image copyright Gareth Fuller/PA
Image caption A mural by the street artist Banksy, of a woman staring at an empty plinth, is attracting attention in Folkestone, Kent, in England.