Photo: AP/Richard Vogel A visitor takes a photo of a blazing Olympic cauldron at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.
September 13, 2017 04:19 PM
Check out top news photos from around the world for Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center left, accompanied by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center rides in an open vehicle through the streets of Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Abe is on a two-day visit to India.
Young boys collect cans in ruins in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The recapture of eastern Aleppo in December 2016, one of the deadliest episodes of the Syrian civil war, was a landmark victory for Assad's forces in the conflict, now in its seventh year, but it left the area in ruins.
Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Pope Francis injured his eye hitting the popemobile's window glass during his recent travel to Colombia.
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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, a Taurus missile fired from a South Korean air force F-15K fighter jet hits a target during a drill, off the country's western coast, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. South Korea says it conducted its first live-fire drill for an advanced air-launched cruise missile it says will strengthen its pre-emptive strike capability against North Korea in the event of crisis.
Journalist takes photos of the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-06 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasting off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. A Soyuz space capsule with two Americans and a Russian aboard has blasted off for the International Space Station from Russia's manned launch facility in Kazakhstan.
Newly arrived Rohingya women wait for their turn to collect building material for their shelters distributed by aid agencies in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. With Rohingya refugees still flooding across the border from Myanmar, those packed into camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh were becoming desperate for scant basic resources as hunger and illness soared.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, to outline his reform plans for the European Union in the so-called State of the Union debate, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.
A visitor takes a photo of a blazing Olympic cauldron at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The cauldron was lit early Wednesday morning at the stadium that was the site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. An International Olympic Committee meeting in Peru is to make it official that LA will host in 2028 and that the 2024 Games will go to Paris.
France's President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a press conference during his visit in the French Caribbean islands of St. Martin, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Macron is in the French-Dutch island of St. Martin, where 10 people were killed on the French side and four on the Dutch after the passage of Hurricane Irma.
Halimah Yacob, center, delivers a speech, with her husband Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee, left, standing next to her on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Singapore. Yacob was named Singapore's eighth president on Wednesday without a vote. She is to take office at a later date.