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Today in Pictures: Oct. 19
See the best photos from Wednesday.
Iraqi army soldiers man a checkpoint as oil wells burn on the outskirts of Qayyarah, Iraq on Oct. 19, 2016. A senior Iraqi general on Wednesday called on Iraqis fighting for the Islamic State group in Mosul to surrender as a wide-scale operation to retake the militant-held city entered its third day.
Students listen to Economic Freedom Front (EFF) activist and student leader Vuyani Pambo address a mass meeting at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa on Oct. 19. Protests calling for free education have sometimes turned violent and have roiled many South African universities since last month.
Filipino protesters scuffle with police during a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines on Oct. 19. Hundreds of protesters including Indigenous People, students and militant groups stormed toward the embassy to protest against the presence of U.S. military troops and to support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's independent foreign policy pronouncements. The protest ended violently as the protesters clashed with the police during the dispersal. Initial reports said at least five protesters and around thirty police officers were hurt.