In Pictures

Day in pictures: 2 October

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

Image caption A performer takes part in celebrations marking the the 24th anniversary of Germany's reunification. Cardboard boxes have been stacked to form the image of a Trabant, communist East Germany's famously unreliable mass-produced car.
Image copyright Rajesh Kumar Singh/ap
Image caption A Hindu devotee performs a traditional dance during the Durga Puja festival in Allahabad, India.
Image copyright Niall Carson/pa
Image caption Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby pays a visit a to the peace wall in Cupar Way, west Belfast.
Image copyright Dita Alangkara/ap
Image caption South Korea's Ko Hyeon-ju competes in the women's 10m (33ft) platform diving final at the Asian Games.
Image copyright SHAH MARAI/afp
Image caption An Afghan trader waits for customers early in the morning at a livestock market in Kabul ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival.
Image copyright Burhan Ozbilici/ap
Image caption A Turkish soldier looks for the mother of a lost baby as thousands of refugees from the besieged Syrian town of Kobane arrive at the Turkey-Syria border.
Image copyright Andrew H. Walker/getty images
Image caption Civil rights activist, the Reverend Al Sharpton, blows out the candles on his 60th birthday cake as the singer Aretha Franklin (centre) looks on in New York.
Image copyright XAUME OLLEROS/afp
Image caption Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters shelter police officers from the rain as they wait for embattled chief executive CY Leung outside government buildings in the city.
Image copyright ABIR SULTAN/epa
Image caption An ultra-Orthodox Jew swings a chicken over the head of a boy as part of the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalem. The ritual takes place on the eve of Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, when observant Jews atone for the sins of the past year by fasting for 25 hours and praying.