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Today in Pictures: Sept. 20
See the best photos from Tuesday.
Security guards from the University of the Witwatersrand pelt students with stones during clashes at a demonstration against university fee hikes, on Sept. 20, 2016 in Johannesburg.
Police on Tuesday set off stun grenades and arrested about 30 students who were blocking access to the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The students were reacting to a government announcement that universities can increase fees by up to 8 percent next year. In 2015, the government froze university fees for the current year after some of the biggest student protests in South Africa since the end of white minority rule in 1994.
A Palestinian woman tries to prevent the arrest of a Palestinian man by Israeli soldiers in the flashpoint city of Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The man was named by family members, who witnessed his arrest, as Mohammed al-Kawasmi, 30, whom they said suffers from psychological troubles. Earlier in the day, a Palestinian teenager tried to stab an Israeli soldier near Hebron before being shot dead, officials said, the latest death in a flare-up of violence.
New Yorkers pass a shattered storefront window on W. 23rd St. in Manhattan on Tuesday in New York. The window was hit by shrapnel from the bomb that exploded across the street Saturday evening. Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was captured Monday after being wounded in a gun battle with police.
Representatives of different religions applaud after Pope Francis delivered his speech during the closing event of an inter-religious prayer gathering, in front of the Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi, Italy. War refugees and leaders and representatives of several religions, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and others, joined Pope Francis Tuesday in a day of prayer for peace in Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis, who preached tolerance and gentleness.
A man looks at photos of some of the people executed in Iran during a rally outside the United Nations headquarters in New York. The rally, organized by the Organization of Iranian American Communities, highlighted human rights abuses and called for democratic change in Iran.
The Turrialba volcano spews ash in Cartago, Costa Rica. The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country's main airport Monday after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky. Turrialba erupted twice Monday, first at dawn and again just before noon. The second eruption sent an ash cloud 13,000 feet into the air.