Today in Pictures: September 18

Russians go to the polls, Kenyans flee from tear gas, New York investigates blast scene and more images from around the world.

Russian President Vladimir Putin casts his ballot at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Moscow, Russia, on Sept. 18, 2016. Grigory Dukor / AP
People attend the screening of the film "Jaws" by director Steven Spielberg, at Strasbourg public baths during the European Fantastic Film Festival, in Strasbourg, France. VINCENT KESSLER / Reuters
Acrobats perform during the costume parade at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany. CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP - Getty Images

Residents run away from tear gas used by riot police officers to disperse rioters after an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) rally in Nairobi, Kenya.


A Ukrainian protester kicks a Russian man during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Kiev, where a polling station for Russia's parliamentary election was open.

Crime scene investigators work at the scene of Saturday's explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York. Craig Ruttle / AP
A woman shows her passport to enter the Russian embassy and take part in the Russian parliamentary election as a member of the National Guard stands guard in Kiev, Ukraine. GLEB GARANICH / Reuters
Paramilitary policemen take part in a drill in Baise, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. CHINA DAILY / Reuters
An activist holds a mock figure of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in front of the Russian Embassy, as Ukrainian servicemen and policemen stand guard in Kiev, Ukraine. Efrem Lukatsky / AP
The full moon appears behind the hill of the three crosses in Cali, Colombia. JAIME SALDARRIAGA / Reuters