Image highlights from around the world

ENTER HEDWIG: Mykh, a 1.5-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo's programme of taming wild animals for research, education and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Reuters/UNI
ENTER HEDWIG: Mykh, a 1.5-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo’s programme of taming wild animals for research, education and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Reuters/UNI

THE BURNING FIELDS: Smoke rises from oil wells, in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq, Reuters/UNI
THE BURNING FIELDS: Smoke rises from oil wells, in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq, Reuters/UNI

MORE POWER TO XI? Chinese president Xi Jinping speaks during the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Reuters/UNI
MORE POWER TO XI? Chinese president Xi Jinping speaks during the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Reuters/UNI

BRAHMA WORSHIPPED HERE: Tourists pray at Erawan shrine, a Hindu shrine popular among tourists in central Bangkok, Thailand, Reuters/UNI
BRAHMA WORSHIPPED HERE: Tourists pray at Erawan shrine, a Hindu shrine popular among tourists in central Bangkok, Thailand, Reuters/UNI

PEACE DESCENDED: A flock of doves encroach on the enclosure of deer at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, UNI
PEACE DESCENDED: A flock of doves encroach on the enclosure of deer at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, UNI

MASTER OF LETTERS: George Saunders, author of 'Lincoln in the Bardo', poses for photographers after winning the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2017 in London, Reuters/UNI
MASTER OF LETTERS: George Saunders, author of ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’, poses for photographers after winning the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2017 in London, Reuters/UNI

BLUE GODDESS: Artisans give finishing touches to idols of Goddess Kali on the eve of Kali Puja festival in Agartala, UNI
BLUE GODDESS: Artisans give finishing touches to idols of Goddess Kali on the eve of Kali Puja festival in Agartala, UNI

PUT TO WORK: Farmers use a Maruti Swift for threshing paddy at Sungle village in Bhaderwah valley in Jammu and Kashmir, UNI
PUT TO WORK: Farmers use a Maruti Swift for threshing paddy at Sungle village in Bhaderwah valley in Jammu and Kashmir, UNI

IRREPARABLE LOSS: Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces walk past ruins of destroyed buildings near National Hospital after Raqqa was liberated from Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria, Reuters/UNI
IRREPARABLE LOSS: Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces walk past ruins of destroyed buildings near National Hospital after Raqqa was liberated from Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria, Reuters/UNI

VEHICLE OF DEATH: Rescue workers inspect a truck after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Reuters/UNI
VEHICLE OF DEATH: Rescue workers inspect a truck after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Reuters/UNI