A woman cries as she attends a Catholic Mass in Kinshasa on Sept. 21 to mourn the victims of recent violent clashes.
Congo has for months suffered simmering anger over what opponents of President Joseph Kabila believe are his efforts to hold on to power beyond his constitutional term limit, either by delaying elections or revising the constitution, as other African leaders have done. The protests on Monday escalated into violent clashes between demonstrators and police, leaving at least 37 protesters and six policemen dead, Human Rights Watch said.
A sniper from Misrata fires towards Islamic State militant positions in Sirte, Libya. Forces loyal to the United Nations-brokered government have waged a campaign to dislodge Islamic State from Sirte since June.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the U.N. General Assembly at the UN headquarters. The former political prisoner made her first speech Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly since forming a democratically elected government and called for international understanding as Myanmar grapples with sectarian tensions.
Suu Kyi's appearance at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations is the latest landmark in a personal and national transformation as the country also known as Burma emerges from five decades of military rule.
A South African police officer looks on during clashes with students from the University of the Witwatersrand protesting university fee increases in Johannesburg. At least two students were injured on Wednesday when South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protests over the cost of education, university and student representatives said.
A couple kisses while they take pictures in the middle of a field at Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea.
An overcrowded dinghy with migrants from different African countries is followed by members of the German NGO Jugend Rettet during a rescue operation off the Libyan coast. Thousands of illegal migrants have made the dangerous sea voyage across the Mediterranean in recent years fleeing war and poverty, mostly via lawless Libya. Thousands have drowned.
Protesters demonstrate in front of police in Charlotte, North Carolina, early Wednesday. Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration that broke out Tuesday after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by an officer at an apartment complex.
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Tuesday in Pictures: Sept. 20